U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers, Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Assistant Secretary and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, and Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Director Dr. Huban Gowadia address DHS’ work to strengthen departmental unity of effort with regard to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats to the nation.
On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (“CFATS Act”) Public Law 113-254 (6 U.S.C.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) Health Threats Resilience Division Chemical Defense Program Director Dr. Mark Kirk addresses the issue of chemical threats to the nation.
The Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD) is a division within the Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) of the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). The Infrastructure Security Compliance Division is responsible for implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), the nation’s program to regulate security at high-risk chemical facilities, and a proposed Ammonium Nitrate Security Program.
The annual Chemical Sector Security Summit (the Summit) is an industry-wide networking and educational event co-sponsored each year by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC). The Chemical SCC, which consists of 16 chemical trade associations that connect to approximately 95 percent of the nation’s chemical facility owners and operators, works closely to host the event with DHS.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) held public listening sessions across the country as well as two webinars for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).
National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding and NPPD Office of Infrastructure Protection, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division Director David Wulf address the Department of Homeland Security’s regulation of high-risk chemical facilities under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the importance of authorizing the program.
The Chemical Sector-Specific Agency continues to collaborate with government and sector partners to identify and develop free or low-cost security awareness training and resources that meet the needs of the Chemical Sector.
The Chemical Sector-Specific Agency has the responsibility to provide institutional knowledge and specialized expertise in order to collaboratively develop, coordinate, and implement voluntary programs designed to improve security and resilience within the Chemical Sector.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Under Secretary Suzanne Spaulding and NPPD Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Phyllis Schneck address NPPD’s efforts to strengthen the Nation’s physical and cyber critical infrastructure security and resilience against terrorist threats, cyber events, natural disasters, and other catastrophic incidents.