On May 2, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the federal government to take critical steps to strengthen America’s cybersecurity workforce. Importantly, the Executive Order will enhance mobility of our country’s frontline cybersecurity practitioners, support the development of their skills to encourage excellence in the field, and help ensure the United States keeps its competitive edge in cybersecurity. The United States currently has a shortage of 300,000 cybersecurity practitioners.
For implementing Operation Rocky Top to investigate the drug trafficking network of a cartel in the Arizona area, resulting in the reduction of smuggling sites and 477 indictments.
In recognition of outstanding teamwork for refining and improving the Arrival and Departure System (ADIS) consolidating electronic entry, exit and status information into a single data repository.
In recognition of extraordinary teamwork in designing, planning, and implementing a department-wide Women in Law Enforcement hiring event that epitomizes a successful unity of effort across DHS.
For leadership in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, in coordination with the Department of Defense, and for developing and implementing a GeoSuite application to aid aircraft commanders in tracking persons in distress all across the Gulf Coast.
For swiftly convening a multi-disciplinary team to develop the strategy for this complex, fast-paced and high-visibility project to build a wall on our southwest border to gain and maintain operational control of the border.
In recognition of extraordinary collaboration in establishing a revolutionary process in deploying aircraft, crews, and technicians to Central America, and USCG cutters and allied warships in the Caribbean and Western Pacific.
In recognition of the joint DHS and Panama initiatives to address border security vulnerabilities that pose threats via air, land and sea.
For demonstrating outstanding leadership in managing the DHS Surge Capacity Force Program, particularly during the unprecedented 2017 Hurricane Season.