Prepare for your upcoming summer travel with these tips from the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA Administrator Admiral Neffenger and I are acutely aware of the significant increase in travelers and longer wait times at airports, and their projected growth over the summer. With this in mind, and given the current threat environment, last month I directed TSA to take a number of steps.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas concluded a four-day trip to Germany and the United Kingdom, where he engaged with international partners on a range of homeland security issues, met with DHS employees, and participated in a panel discussion at the Aspen Global Security Forum.
As the President said today, we stand in solidarity with the Belgian people in condemning the terrorist attacks that occurred this morning in Brussels, we mourn the loss of those killed, and we will do what we can to help Belgian authorities bring to justice those responsible for the attacks.
Today, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas traveled to New Orleans to participate in a series of employee engagements with Department personnel.
In 2014, the world faced a public health emergency with the outbreak of Ebola across West Africa. In response, President Obama declared Ebola a national security priority and directed a government-wide aggressive response to limit the risk of the disease reaching the Homeland. Working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security quickly established an effective screening process by funneling 94 percent of passengers originating from Ebola-affected countries into five designated U.S. airports. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also implemented measures at all other U.S. ports of entry to conduct enhanced screening of the remaining six percent of travelers. During this time not a single traveler exhibiting Ebola symptoms is known to have entered the country undetected.
Yesterday, while football fans tuned in to see the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers take the field, dozens of components with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – both seen and unseen – proudly worked to make sure that Super Bowl 50 was a safe and enjoyable experience for players, employees, and fans alike.
The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security are working alongside state and federal law enforcement agencies and the National Football League to keep Super Bowl 50 safe. Watch this video to find out how dozens of federal agencies and DHS components – including TSA, CBP, ICE, Coast Guard, the Secret Service, FEMA, our Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and our National Protection and Programs Directorate – are contributing to the security of more than 15 million fans and visitors at this year’s big game.
On February 3, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with local law enforcement officials and the National Football League (NFL) security team to oversee the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) security operations that will help ensure the safety and security of employees, players and fans during Super Bowl 50.