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Latest news and press releases.

  • Civil Rights Listening Sessions with Disability Stakeholders in Disaster Impacted Areas

    The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, conducted a series of listening sessions with disability stakeholders following the 2017 hurricane season.

  • DHS Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Northern California Wildfires

    U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) is deeply concerned by the devastation wildfires have caused in significant portions of northern California. Our thoughts remain with those impacted by this tragedy, while our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety wherever possible.

  • Trusted Tester V5 Testing Tools

    The following information is provided to assist agencies to get testing tools required by Trusted Tester V5 approved for use within their IT environments. This information is based on the latest status of the Federal Accessibility Community of Practice Working Group. Some tools may be updated prior to the final Trusted Tester V5 release, however we recommend initiating approval procedures for these tools now to prepare for fall release of the updated process.

  • Trusted Tester V3 Training and Certification Sunset

    After nearly five years of operation, the online Trusted Tester V3 training and certification is coming to an end.  As of 06/29/2018, the DHS Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST) is no longer accepting training requests for Trusted Tester V3.  To prepare for the fall release of the updated Trusted Tester V5 training and certification online courses, no further enrollments will be made in the current online courses.  Students currently enrolled must complete the courses by 09/30/2018.  No retaking of courses will be allowed after that date, with no exceptions.  Trusted Tester V5 and other online training will be released in the fall.

  • K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence (2nd ed., 2018) Now Available

    The National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) released the K-12 School Security: A Guide for Preventing and Protecting against Gun Violence (2nd ed., 2018) that provides preventive and protective measures to address the threat of gun violence in schools.

  • CRCL is Experiencing a High Volume of Calls

    The DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) has received an extraordinarily large volume of calls regarding the administration’s zero-tolerance policy.  We are working diligently to document every contact we receive and are attempting to keep our voice mailbox clear for additional messages.

  • DHS Convenes Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education in Charlottesville, Va.

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in coordination with the University of Virginia, convened a Regional Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (RTTX) on June 11, 2018 in Charlottesville, Va.

  • CR Program Releases New Exercise Starter Kits for Cybersecurity, Hurricanes, and Active Shooter Scenarios

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) released today three Exercise Starter Kits for the academic community as part of the Campus Resilience (CR) Program.

  • Updates to the DHS Trusted Tester Program

    On April 12, 2018, the DHS Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST) announced updates to the DHS Trusted Tester Program.

  • New Campus Resilience Training Reports and Scenarios Released

    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) publicly released two Summary Reports and Situational Manuals containing key findings, learnings and scenarios from recent trainings though its Campus Resilience (CR) Program.

Last Updated: 02/03/2022