Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


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

DHS releases updated cyber response plan



DHS releases updated cyber response plan
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced the release of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The updated NCIRP was released in December 2016. DHS had previously spoke of the coming update earlier in the year, as the NCIRP had not been updated for six years.. In a statement… Read More

Kelly speaks on interagency, cyber



Kelly speaks on interagency, cyber
Last week future Homeland Security secretary retired Marine General John F. Kelly took questions from members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. During the hearing, Kelly spoke of his experiences and answered questions from a pre-hearing questionnaire. On the topic of interagency cooperation, Kelly said “I have no rice bowl,”… Read More

DHS releases 2016 statistics



DHS releases 2016 statistics
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released their end of year statistics for fiscal year 2016. These statistics reflect the department’s immigration enforcement efforts prioritizing convicted criminals and threats to public safety, border security, and national security. The report includes data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S.… Read More

New law creates interagency safety group



New law creates interagency safety group
The House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed the RESPONSE Act of 2016, in an effort “to enhance emergency responder training for incidents involving hazardous-materials rail transportation.” The bill passed the House on November 29, and the Senate on December 10, before being signed into law by President Obama… Read More

DHS challenges outlined for next administration



DHS challenges outlined for next administration
A new report lays out the challenges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face in the coming years. The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council report outlines the changes coming to DHS under a new administration. “Charting the Future: A Mission Driven Homeland Security Enterprise” examines DHS and highlights… Read More