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  • DHS Statement on Safety and Enforcement Following Recent Wildfires in the Southwest and Midwest

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working with its federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners to support the needs of the areas affected by the devastating wildfires in New Mexico, Nebraska, and throughout the Southwest and Midwest.

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Administration’s C-UAS National Action Plan and Legislative Proposal

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement on the Administration’s Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) National Action Plan and legislative proposal.

  • “Hack DHS” Program Successfully Concludes First Bug Bounty Program

    DHS announced the results of its first bug bounty program. Through the “Hack DHS” program, vetted cybersecurity researchers and ethical hackers are invited to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in select external DHS systems. In the first phase of this program, more than 450 vetted security researchers identified 122 vulnerabilities, of which 27 were determined to be critical. DHS awarded a total of $125,600 to participants for identifying these verified vulnerabilities.

  • Fact Sheet: DHS International Cybersecurity Efforts

    President Biden has made cybersecurity a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration at all levels of government. DHS plays a lead role in strengthening the nation’s cyber resilience, but cybersecurity is not limited by boundaries, borders, and jurisdictions. Protecting against cyber threats at home also requires collaborating with partners abroad and DHS agencies and offices also play a critical role in enhancing cybersecurity efforts worldwide. 

  • President Biden to Announce Uniting for Ukraine, a New Streamlined Process to Welcome Ukrainians Fleeing Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

    The President will announce Uniting for Ukraine, a new streamlined process to provide Ukrainian citizens who have fled Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression opportunities to come to the United States, fulfilling President Biden’s commitment to welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression as a result of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis

  • DHS Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Non-U.S. Travelers Entering the United States via Land Ports of Entry and Ferry Terminals

    Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend temporary Title 19 requirements and continue to require non-U.S. travelers entering 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 against COVID-19 and provide related proof of vaccination upon request.

  • Readout of Secretary Mayorkas’s Trip to Panama

    From April 18-20, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas traveled to Panama City, Panama to attend a Ministerial Conference on Migration and Protection with Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and foreign and security ministers from throughout the region. During his visit, he met with President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes, and Public Security Minister Juan Manuel Pino, as well as representatives of international organizations, to discuss regional coordination in managing irregular migration.  

  • DHS CWMD Convenes BioWatch Advisory Committee Senior Leadership Meeting with State and Local Leaders

    On April 5, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a meeting with over 80 senior state and local officials who support the BioWatch program in their respective jurisdictions.  This meeting provided partners an update on the future of biodetection and a forum for participants to share best practices and exchange ideas across the BioWatch jurisdictions. On April 5, the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) hosted a meeting with over 80 senior state and local officials who support the BioWatch program in their respective jurisdictions.  This meeting provided partners an update on the future of biodetection and a forum for participants to share best practices and exchange ideas across the BioWatch jurisdictions. 

  • Secretary Mayorkas Designates Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status for 18 Months

    Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the designation of Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.

  • DHS Releases First-Ever Equity Action Plan

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of its first-ever DHS Equity Action Plan, which identifies seven focus areas to comprehensively advance equity across the Department’s policies, programs, and operations. This Plan includes a commitment to ensure the Department’s civil rights offices have the resources they need to carry out their critical missions.

Last Updated: 02/03/2022