Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly announced the issuance of an updated National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin pertaining to the homegrown terror threat.
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Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly delivered remarks entitled, “Home & Away: Threats to America and the DHS Response,” and participated in a moderated discussion with Director of the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Frank J. Cilluffo at George Washington University.
Elaine C. Duke was sworn in today as the seventh Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, following her confirmation by the U.S. Senate. In this capacity, she will serve as the chief operating officer for the Department.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Directorate for Management (MGMT) Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer Angela Bailey addresses efforts at DHS to enhance employee morale and engagement.
In addition to training federal law enforcement, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) also has a robust mission to provide training to our nation’s state, local and tribal law enforcement officers. FLETC trained more than 4,500 state, local, tribal, and territorial students last fiscal year.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Dallas, Texas, this week, where he met with DHS leadership and employees. This is the latest in a series of employee events Secretary Kelly attended to hear perspectives on the Department and its missions from the men and women on the front lines.
The Executive Order signed today by President Trump will make America safer, and address long-overdue concerns about the security of our immigration system. We must undertake a rigorous review of our visa and refugee vetting programs to increase our confidence in the entry decisions we make for visitors and immigrants to the United States. We cannot risk the prospect of malevolent actors using our immigration system to take American lives.
March 6, 2017 11:30 a.m. EST
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The Executive Order signed on March 6, 2017, allows for the proper review and establishment of standards to prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals. The United States has the world’s most generous immigration system, yet it has been repeatedly exploited by terrorists and other malicious actors who seek to do us harm. In order to ensure that the U.S. Government can conduct a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the national security risks posed from our immigration system, the Executive Order imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the United States of nationals of certain designated countries—countries that were designated by Congress and the Obama Administration as posing national security risks with respect to visa-free travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program.
Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a time to recognize the extraordinary achievements of American women. This year’s theme: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” pays homage to the courage and perseverance of women who challenged the antiquated perceptions of their contributions and value in the paid labor force, defying societal norms and improving working conditions and wages for all women.