Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


Florence response cooperation “outstanding”



Florence response cooperation “outstanding”
The response to Hurricane Florence is underway, and according to Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessey cooperation between local, state, and federal entities has been “outstanding.” Speaking from the North Carolina operations center, O’Shaughnessey praised the efforts of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and… Read More

U.S. prepares for Florence



U.S. prepares for Florence
According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm. U.S. Northern Command… Read More

September is National Preparedness Month



September is National Preparedness Month
September 1 marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month, with the theme for 2018 being “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind us that “we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.” In her message on National Preparedness… Read More

DHS creates national cyber risk center



DHS creates national cyber risk center
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center on July 31, during her keynote address at the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City. According to Nielsen, the National Risk Management Center will focus on cybersecurity priorities, and will act as… Read More

DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy



DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy
On June 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy. The Northern Border Strategy establishes a clear vision and discrete actions that will collectively improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard the Northern Border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the flow of lawful cross-border trade and… Read More

President Trump visits JIATF-South



President Trump visits JIATF-South
On Thursday, April 19, President Donald J. Trump visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South). He was joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and other senior U.S. officials. JIATF-South, located in Key West, Florida, is a forward base responsible for the detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking to… Read More

Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado



Featured Article: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado
Featured article: Disaster Response: Lessons Learned from the May 2007 Greensburg Tornado by Bradley Jenkins On May 4, 2007, severe weather ravaged the midwest United States, wreaking havoc throughout the state of Kansas. As night fell on Kiowa County, a tornadic supercell developed, creating the conditions for a catastrophic tornado… Read More

Arkansas National Guard completes DHS accredited cyber training



Arkansas National Guard completes DHS accredited cyber training
The Arkansas National Guard recently conducted a cyber training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base. The training focused on threats to critical infrastructure, and was part of a program developed by a civilian entity accredited by the Department of Homeland Security. Exercise participants included members of the Arkansas Army… Read More

DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre



DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release last week warning of the security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. According to DHS, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Center (NCCIC) is aware of the vulnerabilities, which affect modern computer processors and could allow attackers access to sensitive information.… Read More