The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its dedicated workforce remain vigilant and committed to protecting the American public from a variety of threats and those seeking to exploit the pandemic environment. Various components within DHS have been committed in tackling the rise in consumer threats related to COVID-19.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
DHS S&T's TSL is evaluating artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) capabilities that have the potential to improve TSA’s ability to better protect our air transportation system and everyone that relies on it.
When you fly somewhere for vacation, and your family goes to the airport to get on the plane, who are the people in uniform who inspect your luggage and help you go through the x-ray machine?
The 2020 National Strategy for Transportation Security (NSTS) report is a forward-looking, risk-based strategy designed to protect the Nation’s transportation systems from attack or disruption by terrorists or other hostile forces over the period spanning years 2020-2025.
In this video, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf visits frontline Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, thanking them for risking their own health and safety to protect our airways throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded $199,536 Phase 1 funding to Analytical AI of Birmingham, Alabama.
DHS is made up of 14 different components, each with a special job to do.
In response to New York State implementing the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act (Green Light Law), Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced New York residents will no longer be eligible to apply for or renew their enrollment in certain Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) like Global Entry. The law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) from sharing information with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), preventing DHS from fully vetting New York residents.
The president has released the details of the Department of Homeland Security’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Budget to Congress, which includes $49.8 billion to DHS in discretionary funding and an additional $5.1 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). This Budget balances the need to strengthen our defenses in border and transportation security, enforce immigration laws, increase our defensive posture in cybersecurity, and improve resiliency to both man-made and natural disasters.
On January 29, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf visited the Joint Special Operations Center in Miami, where he met with the DHS personnel, state and local law enforcement officials, and the National Football League security team to discuss securing Super Bowl LIV.