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Snapshot: A Simple Solution to Protect Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has a solution to protect subway systems from threats in the form of a giant inflatable plug that will seal off subway tunnels and stop water from flowing throughout the subway system into stations and other subway lines.

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity for 10 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

DHS Secretary Kelly Releases Hurricane Preparedness Video

Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly released a video to kick off the official start of hurricane season, which begins today, June 1st. Secretary Kelly urged Americans in the potential path of a hurricane to know their risk, prepare, and stay informed. Secretary Kelly also reiterated that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continue to work closely with their private sector, state, and local partners to detect, prepare, and respond to the threat of natural disasters. 

Readout Of Secretary Kelly’s Trip To Haiti

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and other senior government officials to discuss the repatriation of returning Haitian nationals and other areas of collaboration.  Secretary Kelly also discussed his recent decision to extend Temporary Protected Status for six months and reiterated that the program is meant to be temporary in nature.

Photo of the Week

This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.

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