SAN JUAN – From July 25, 2021 to July 29, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Deputy Under Secretary in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A), Stephanie Dobitsch, met with federal, territorial, and local homeland security, law enforcement, and emergency management partners in Puerto Rico to discuss priority threats impacting safety and security in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. State and local partners from the Department of Public Safety, including Puerto Rico’s Homeland Security Advisor (HSA), and the National Security State Information Center, discussed efforts to better integrate federal, territorial, and local information on threats to the area. The rise in drug trafficking, gun violence, and human smuggling were highlighted as key threats in the region. DHS and I&A will continue to strengthen the partnership and information sharing among federal and local officials to improve how threats are identified and can be mitigated.
State and Local
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors met virtually to discuss critical issues facing American cities.
On Sunday, February 9, representatives of the President Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force provided an update at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting about the U.S. response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Last week, senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) participated in a series of coordination meetings with state and local election officials, private sector companies, and federal partners to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.
Yesterday I was joined by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to announce the launch of the Securing the Cities Program in Houston.
Cyber threats to critical infrastructure remain one of our Nation’s most serious security and economic sustainability challenges. With over 80 percent of critical infrastructure owned by the private sector, and with millions of cyber-dependent equities owned by individuals or federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) entities and agencies, securing cyberspace must be achieved collaboratively. Exercises are critical to testing this coordination, and more importantly, to building and maintaining strong relationships among the cyber incident response community.
This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama to discuss critical homeland security issues with local communities.
On Wednesday, January 13, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan. Throughout the day he was accompanied by Congressman John Conyers and Congresswoman Debbie Dingel.
Over the last decade, we have become a stronger, safer, and more secure nation. The Department of Homeland Security continues to make our nation and communities more resilient, not only to terrorist and violent extremist attacks, but also to threats and disasters of all kinds, while safeguarding the fundamental rights of all Americans.
Summary: Get the facts and data behind the programs the Obama administration has put in place in partnership with the communities they intend to serve, all across the country. As the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, it’s my job to oversee the implementation and enforcement of the President’s priorities across the Administration. You might call us the nerve center where goals become initiatives, and initiatives become programs at work on the ground in local communities and states across the country.