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Hacking for Homeland Security Program

H4HS is a mission-driven entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that engages academia to tackle pressing homeland security challenges through project-based courses. 

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure.

Frequently Asked Questions: Guidance for Travelers to Enter the U.S.

Beginning on January 22, 2022, DHS will require non-U.S. individuals seeking to enter the United States via land ports of entry and ferry terminals at the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise nationwide.

DHS to Increase Civil Penalties for Violations of the Federal Face Mask Requirement

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will increase the range of civil penalties that may be imposed on individuals who violate the federal mask mandate at airports, on commercial aircraft, and in various modes of surface transportation, including passenger railroads, intercity bus services, and other public transportation. 

BaggageCargoPeople Screening Fact Sheet

The Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T's) Baggage/Cargo/People Screening Program is at the forefront of screening, detection, and mitigation research and development, to detect explosives and prohibited items at airports and in air cargo.

DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Critical Pipeline Owners and Operators

In response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to pipeline systems, DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the issuance of a second Security Directive that requires owners and operators of TSA-designated critical pipelines that transport hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement a number of urgently needed protections against cyber intrusions.

DHS Announces New Efforts to Support the TSA Workforce

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced new efforts to support the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening officer workforce, including expanding collective bargaining at the national level and ensuring that TSA’s standards and processes adhere to the principles applied by the Merit Systems Protection Board.  Secretary Mayorkas also expressed the Department’s commitment to improving pay for the TSA workforce.   

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