Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


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

Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl



Interagency effort needed to combat illicit fentanyl
Last month officials from multiple government agencies met with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. Among those speaking were Matthew Allen, Assistant Director for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement… Read More

Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission



Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission
In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology… Read More

DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report



DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report
Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the first U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report (DDOR). The DDOR is mandated by the president’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” signed on January 25 of this year. ICE… Read More

Cyber executive order in the works



Cyber executive order in the works
According to one official, the revised executive order on cybersecurity may soon be released. The original executive order was scheduled to be signed earlier this year, and a draft of the revised order was leaked in February. The leaked draft has received generally positive reviews. The draft includes directions to… Read More

Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban



Executive Order calls for better coordination on travel ban
Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order revising a ban on individuals traveling from six majority Muslim countries. The original order signed in January was heavily criticized for causing confusion and uncertainty among federal personnel as to which travelers were subject to the ban. The new order aims to prevent… Read More

Kelly speaks on U.S. border security



Kelly speaks on U.S. border security
Earlier this week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly spoke before the House Committee on Homeland Security. During the hearing, Kelly briefed those present on U.S. border security. In his opening remarks, Kelly spoke of his service to the nation, as well as his experience working with… Read More

Blue Campaign gains new partners



Blue Campaign gains new partners
Earlier this week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new partners for their Blue Campaign – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and UPS. “There is an undeniable powerhouse in a public-private partnership,” said Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Russell C. Deyo. “We rely on close partnerships with… Read More