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DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Discusses Public Event Security with Venue Managers

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke today delivered remarks at the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) VenueConnect 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Acting Secretary Duke reaffirmed the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to partnering with private sector venues to ensure the safety of the American public

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.

Q&A: DHS Implementation of the Executive Order on Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

On February 20, 2017, Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum implementing the president’s Executive Order No. 13768 entitled "Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States," issued on January 25, 2017. This document is designed to answer some frequently asked questions about how the Department will operationally implement the guidance provided by the president’s order.

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Congressional Support for Preclearance Expansion with Canada

I applaud Congress for passing the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016 on December 10.  This legislation enables us to implement the critical 2015 United States and Canada Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance (LRMA). Once Canada takes action and the agreement enters into force, the LRMA will strengthen the security of our homeland while facilitating legitimate cross-border travel. 

Written testimony of CBP for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing titled “Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: Using Technology to Increase Situational Awareness and Operational Control”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, CBP Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, and CBP U.S. Border Patrol Acting Chief Ronald Vitiello address the acquisition and deployment of border security technology between the nation’s ports of entry.

Statement by Secretary Johnson Following His Trip to El Salvador and Honduras

  Secretary Johnson participates in a media availability in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, to highlight the dangers of illegal or irregular migration to the United States.  DHS photo by Barry Bahler.Last week I visited El Salvador and Honduras.  I met with the Presidents and other senior officials of both countries.  While in both countries, I also visited reception centers that welcome those who have been sent home by the U.S. government after entering our country illegally.  I observed the arrival of a repatriation flight.  I am impressed with the efforts both governments are making to repatriate, resettle, and reintegrate their citizens who have been deported home by our country.

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