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Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip with Vice President Mike Pence

On February 6, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to Norfolk, Virginia to visit the Joint Task Force – East (JTF-E). During their visit they received a briefing from Joint Task Force East (JTF-E) and the Department’s other Joint Task Forces, toured Coast Guard Cutter Bear, and spoke with DHS employees.

DHS/USCG/PIA-027 U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP) is an outreach tool for educating diverse audiences about the United States Coast Guard (USCG). COGAP relies on contributions and works of art provided by its members to tell the story of the service’s missions, heroes, and history.

Snapshot: S&T Conducts T&E of USCG's National Security Cutter

Since December 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has participated with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in several tests and evaluations of two National Security Cutters, USCGC Hamilton and USCGC James, to independently confirm that operational capability is delivered to the Coast Guard fleet.

Coast Guard Develops and Tests Environmentally-Friendly Buoy Moorings

S&T found a potential solution to the problem in a simple, but effective, buoy mooring system. Instead of a concrete sinker, Cole Keaoulu Santos, an innovator from Hawaii, proposed a narrow screw anchor; instead of a heavy metal chain, he suggested an elastic rope to prevent scraping of the ocean floor.

Hurricane Maria Response and Relief Operations Underway

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) top priority is to provide life-saving resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, while aggressively working to gain greater access to disaster affected areas.


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