For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
BERLIN — Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today concluded a two-day trip to Germany where he met with German counterparts to discuss homeland security-related priorities and ensure our common security interests.
WASHINGTON—Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with important stakeholders from across the country to discuss the need for commonsense immigration reform, and hear firsthand their comments and perspective on a wide range of immigration issues.
On Feb. 14, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by National Protection and Programs Director Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity Dr. Phyllis Schneck, will travel to Atlanta to participate in a roundtable discussion with students at Georgia Tech’s Information Security Center on developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders and the Department’s efforts to attract the best and brightest cyber talent.
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Today, Jeh Charles Johnson was officially sworn in as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Secretary Johnson, joined by his family, took the oath this evening at his home in Montclair, New Jersey. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson now oversees the third largest Federal department in the United States and leads the 240,000 dedicated men and women working tirelessly to implement the Department’s important homeland security mission.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today traveled to Texas and Mexico. This morning, Acting Secretary Beers visited McAllen, Texas to inspect border security operations, meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees in the region, and receive briefings on the Administration’s efforts in securing the nation’s border and combating narcotics and weapons smuggling, while facilitating lawful travel and trade.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Rand Beers today was joined by White House Cabinet Secretary and Assistant to the President Danielle Gray and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas to welcome 25 new U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony held at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.
In an effort to standardize IT resources, reduce costs, and improve efficiency, DHS created a program to collocate and consolidate the numerous computing facilities currently supporting each of the DHS Components.
ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launched a new smartphone app – the first of its kind in U.S. federal law enforcement – designed to seek the public’s help with fugitive and unknown suspect child predators.
As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced final allocations for seven FY 2013 DHS preparedness grant programs, including the Homeland Security Grant Program.