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  • Readout of Inaugural Cyber Incident Reporting Council Meeting

    On July 22, 2022, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas convened the Cyber Incident Reporting Council (CIRC) – a new Council composed of federal agencies with a Congressional mandate to coordinate, deconflict, and harmonize existing and future federal cyber incident reporting requirements – for its inaugural meeting.  

  • DHS Establishes New Office of Health Security 

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this week established the Office of Health Security, a new office that will serve as the principal medical, workforce health and safety, and public health authority for DHS.  

  • Statement by Secretaries Antony J. Blinken and Alejandro N. Mayorkas - Ongoing Efforts to Support Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Applicants

    The United States continues to demonstrate its commitment to the thousands of brave Afghans who stood side-by-side with the us over the course of the past two decades.

  • Readout of DHS CWMD Leadership Travel to Ohio BioWatch Lab and Alabama World Games

    On June 17, Acting Assistant Secretary Gary Rasicot of the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) traveled to Columbus, Ohio, for a series of meetings with state and local leaders on the Ohio BioWatch Program, and on June 16, CWMD’s Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) for Operations Support traveled to Birmingham to meet with key partners supporting the city of Birmingham, Alabama with the 2022 World Games. These meetings are part of a series of state, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholder engagements CWMD is conducting across the United States to discuss chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and health security risks.

  • Cyber Safety Review Board Releases Report of its Review into Log4j Vulnerabilities and Response

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Cyber Safety Review Board’s (CSRB) first report, which includes 19 actionable recommendations for government and industry. The recommendations from the CSRB – an unprecedented public-private initiative that brings together government and industry leaders to review and assess significant cybersecurity events to better protect our nation’s networks and infrastructure – address the continued risk posed by vulnerabilities discovered in late 2021 in the widely used Log4j open-source software library.

  • DHS to Expand Security Cooperation with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates

    Last week, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Policy Robert Silvers was in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to expand security cooperation between the United States and each nation, and to advance key homeland security agreements and objectives.

  • DHS Update on Border Wall Remediation Efforts

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will prioritize remaining prior year border barrier funding for environmental remediation and mitigation, as well as for installing updates – such as lighting, cameras, and detection technologyin places with previously built barrier. 

  • DHS Announces Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

    Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is extending the designation of Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. 

  • Statement by Secretary Mayorkas on the Retirement of United States Secret Service Director, James M. Murray

    Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas released the following statement following the retirement announcement for James M. Murray, Director of the United States Secret Service

  • Joint Statement Between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar to Secure World Cup Qatar 2022

    Building on the longstanding relationship between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar (MOI), DHS Under Secretary for Policy Robert Silvers met Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani in Doha to discuss shared security priorities and re-affirm their joint commitment to expand cooperation to enhance the security of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.  

Last Updated: 02/03/2022