Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas has made cybersecurity a top priority for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in alignment with the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities. On September 27-28, 2023, DHS hosted the first Western Hemisphere Cyber Conference, which convened foreign government cyber leaders to discuss cybersecurity challenges and identify areas of collaboration.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is developing tools to provide United States Coast Guard waterway managers with enhanced capabilities to protect economic activity along the Marine Transportation System and maintain safe operation of vessels along U.S. inland waterways.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate is partnering with the United States Coast Guard to develop a mass rescue device that will ensure more survivors are rescued during search and rescue operations at sea. The desired end product will be a nonstandard innovative, large-capacity, ultra lightweight floating device that could be deployed from air and surface assets during mass rescue operations in offshore scenarios.
Secretary Mayorkas Remarks at the Coast Guard Foundation’s Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation’s Capital Dinner
Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at the Coast Guard Foundation’s Tribute to the Coast Guard in our Nation’s Capital Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Mayorkas delivered the following remarks at 2023 United States Coast Guard (USCG) Academy Graduation at the USCG Academy in New London, CT.
The Biden-Harris Administration released the FY 24 President’s Budget, providing $60.4 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, and $20.1 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced that the Department has become a member of the United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).
DHS S&T is delivering a harmonized geospatial dataset of national waterways to all Federal agencies that comprise the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS).
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas was in Tokyo, Japan to meet with Government of Japan counterparts to discuss DHS support for U.S. strategic objectives in Japan, including cybersecurity collaboration, travel facilitation, and maritime security cooperation.