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DHS Statement on the Issuance of Binding Operational Directive 17-01

After careful consideration of available information and consultation with interagency partners, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today issued a Binding Operational Directive (BOD) directing Federal Executive Branch departments and agencies to take actions related to the use or presence of information security products, solutions, and services supplied directly or indirectly by AO Kaspersky Lab or related entities.

DHS Announces New CIS Ombudsman Julie Kirchner

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly today announced the appointment of Julie Kirchner as Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman.  Kirchner was most recently an advisor to the Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, Kevin McAleenan.  Before serving as executive director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Kirchner worked as counsel at the Minnesota House of Representatives and as a private litigator and criminal prosecutor.  She earned her B.A. at Yale University and received her J.D. with high distinction at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Acting Deputy Secretary Deyo to Participate in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Tomorrow, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Russ Deyo will participate in a meeting alongside U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for National Security and Emergency Preparedness Ann Beauchesne and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits Randy Johnson to discuss a new partnership with the DHS Blue Campaign.

Six Years of Combatting Human Trafficking Together

This month, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign is marking an important milestone - six years of work to combat human trafficking in the United States. Since 2010, the Blue Campaign has served as the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking.

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