Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


ICE, CBP update Senate on gang threat to U.S. security



ICE, CBP update Senate on gang threat to U.S. security
On June 21, the Senate Committee on the Judiciary met for a hearing titled  “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership As Well As Its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Assessing Federal Efforts to to End the Threat.” During the hearing several individuals representing U.S. government agencies, including those representing the… Read More

DHS could strengthen anti-smuggling efforts



DHS could strengthen anti-smuggling efforts
A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examines the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to address subterranean, aerial, and maritime smuggling of drugs and humans. GAO-17-474 focuses on the known prevalence of these smuggling methods, efforts to address smuggling, and efforts to assess the results of activities to… Read More

Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle



Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle
In May the Atlantic Council published a report that focuses on Central America’s Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and how trafficking, violence, and economic troubles in the area effect U.S. national security, primarily along the U.S. southern border. According to the report, U.S. assistance to the… Read More

Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…



Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…
Featured article: Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively-Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles The health of the U.S. parallels the health of a living organism. The body needs and seeks beneficial substances and interactions. The skin, lungs, and digestive tract of an organism are like the… Read More

DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry



DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry
Last week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified in a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on preventing terrorist entry to the U.S. The Committee hearing focused on the new Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States, which was established earlier this year. The… Read More

GAO assesses DHS border security



GAO assesses DHS border security
Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a testimony on their assessment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) border security efforts along the U.S. southwest border. The GAO testimony details DHS’s efforts to implement collaborative mechanisms along the southwest border and the department’s efforts to assess its use… Read More

Report recommends cohesive CVE strategy for DHS, DOJ



Report recommends cohesive CVE strategy for DHS, DOJ
In early April, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing U.S. efforts for countering violent extremism (CVE). The report focuses on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The U.S. government… Read More

DHS opens VOICE office for victims of crime



DHS opens VOICE office for victims of crime
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigrant Crime Engagement (VOICE) office on April 26. The VOICE office will assist victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, and is intended to keep victims informed of the immigration proceedings of suspects. President… Read More

Kelly calls for more cooperation, ‘heavy artillery’ in cyber



Kelly calls for more cooperation, ‘heavy artillery’ in cyber
On April 18, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spoke at George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. In his speech, titled “Home and Away: DHS and the Threats to America,” Kelly discusses the importance of collaboration between DHS and other government agencies and warned against… Read More

DHS Secretary calls for greater cooperation



DHS Secretary calls for greater cooperation
Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly testified to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the subject of border security and public safety. Kelly remarked on DHS’s border security mission and efforts. In his testimony, Kelly called for greater interagency and international cooperation,… Read More