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  • Canada and FEMA Work Together to Assist Hurricane Survivors
    In keeping with a tradition of cross-border emergency assistance, the Government of Canada offered its assistance to the United States following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.   After receiving Canada’s offer to support Harvey relief efforts, FEMA’s International Affairs Division, in consultation with Mass Care experts in the National Response Coordination Center, identified select pediatri...
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  • DHS Selects Winners of a New Nuclear Forensics Research Award
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected Colorado State University (CSU), in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA), partnering with the Air Force Technical Applications Center as the first DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Nuclear Forensics Research Award (NFRA) recipients. The Nuclear Forensics Research Awards su...
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  • National Preparedness Month - Make an Emergency Plan
    September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an opportunity to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”  In addition, NPM is broken down into weekly themes to help keep you and your loved ones prepared: Week 1:  September 1-9, Make a Plan for Y...
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  • ICE Deploys Over 200 Personnel to Assist with Hurricane Harvey Rescue Efforts
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deployed approximately 200 law enforcement personnel from Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and Special Response Teams (SRTs) around the country to provide security for search and rescue teams and to assist with search and rescue operations in Southeast Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey.  Photo left, badge from a Homeland Security Investigations Ra...
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  • Keeping Children Safe after Hurricane Harvey
    This is a difficult time for those who have had to evacuate their homes as well as for those who have been able to return and see the damages to their homes. Although Hurricane Harvey has passed, there are still many hazards to be mindful of as a result of the extensive damage left in its wake. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S., and causes billions of dollars in damage each ...
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  • Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About TSA
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) protects the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. TSA was created after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, when – driven by a desire to prevent future attacks – tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to its mission. TSA is responsible for screening approximately two...
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  • DHS Looks to Hire Hundreds of Veterans at Recent Hiring Event
    This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosted a two-day hiring event intended to hire hundreds of veterans for mission critical and support positions. The recruitment event, titled “Continue Your Service to America,” was attended by thousands of veterans from each branch of the military. DHS is a leader among federal agencies in employing veterans, and is third only behind the Depart...
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  • Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About USCIS
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration into the United States. Some of the services they provide include citizenship, immigration of family members, working in the U.S., humanitarian programs, and adoptions. On an average day, they:   1. Adjudicate more than 26,000 requests for various immigration benefits, process 200 refugee appli...
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  • Safety Tips for 2017 Eclipse
    On Monday, August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will take place over parts of North America. An eclipse happens when the moon aligns between the Earth and Sun and produces a shadow obstructing the sun.  Observers from the 14 states along the path of totality will experience a total solar eclipse, where the moon completely covers the sun. Observers outside of this path will still be able to see a ...
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  • Did You Know? Four Ways DHS Is Working to Prevent Terrorism at Home
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employs over 240,000 professionals dedicated to securing our borders, safeguarding aviation, responding to major disasters, defending our digital networks, and more. While the Department’s duties are extensive, the goal is clear: keeping America safe. The Department’s most vital role is to protect our nation against terrorism, both foreign and domestic. Th...
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  • DHS Police Come Together in Boston to Save Canine Lives
    Last week, over 50 law enforcement officers from across the New England area came together to learn how to provide life-saving aid to their canine police dogs.   Held at Hanscom Air Force, the entire event was coordinated and hosted by the Federal Protective Service for interagency law enforcement partners, including U.S. Customs Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Bor...
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  • Midway TSO Heroically Rescues Officer Who Collapses
    TSO Jennifer Springhorn is a hero after being in the right place at the right time. Springhorn was working in checked baggage at Chicago’s Midway International Airport (MDW) on July 23 when a fellow officer suddenly suffered a seizure and fell to the floor. She immediately called for a supervisor and paramedics and then moved quickly to keep her fallen colleague safe and comfortable. She pulled t...
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  • Message from 2017 Feds Feed Families Chair
    ​(The below message is from the Department's Fed Feed Families Chair) Dear Colleagues, For many of us, the start of the summer is a chance to relax and enjoy the warm weather.  For Americans dealing with food insecurity, particularly children who are out of school, it can be the most difficult time of the year.  Food pantries and food banks often experience a decline in donations during the summe...
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  • Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About FPS
    The Federal Protective Service (FPS) is a law enforcement, physical security and intelligence agency within DHS that serves on the front lines every day to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorism, criminal acts, and other hazards threatening the U.S. government, federal employees and public visitors in more than 9,000 federal facilities. Their unique capabilities allow daily govern...
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  • ICE NPT Competes in Rocky Mountain Nationals
    The ICE National Pistol Team (NPT) 2017 season started off with a bang at the recent Rocky Mountain Nationals in Raton, New Mexico.   The Rocky Mountain Nationals is a Police Pistol Combat (PPC) law enforcement precision pistol shooting competition that involves each competitor firing more than 400 precision rounds each day. It consists of the New Mexico State PPC Championship, Colorado State PPC...
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  • HSIN Supports Safety and Security for Attendees at Scout Jamboree
    The Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) helped facilitate the security of over 30,000 attendees at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree (NSJ), held July 19 to 28 near Glen Jean, West Virginia. President Trump, joined by several members of his cabinet, spoke at the event on July 24.   The NSJ brings together federal, state, local and private sector partners to prepare for, secure and support ...
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  • Number of Passengers Screened by TSA this Summer Sets Records
    The number of passengers to fly this summer season is expected to be the highest in years, with more than 2.5 million passengers per day anticipated to pass through TSA checkpoints through Labor Day.   In fact, in the last week of June, TSA set a record for the most passengers and crew members screened in the history of the agency when more than 17 million individuals were screened at checkpoints...
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  • #AmericanHeroesWeek – Thanking Those From ICE Who Keep Us Safe
    This week marks American Heroes Week, and we at DHS are taking time to thank the brave service members and veterans, law enforcement officers, and first responders who keep Americans safe every day. This includes the brave men and women of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who go above and beyond to secure the homeland and keep the public safe. Here are some of their stories: ICE prov...
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  • CBP's Single Window Team Named Sammie Award Finalist
    On average, more than $10 billion worth of traded goods enter or exit the United States each day, but importers and exporters sometimes were required to wait days before getting the go-ahead to move their products across U.S. borders. CBP Executive Assistant Commissioner for Trade Brenda Smith and the Single Window Team at CBP have dramatically altered the process of obtaining approval, which enta...
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  • #AmericanHeroesWeek – Thanking Those From CBP Who Keep Us Safe
    This week marks American Heroes Week, and we at DHS are taking time to thank the brave service members and veterans, law enforcement officers, and first responders who keep Americans safe every day. This includes the brave men and women of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) who go above and beyond to protect Americans and the homeland. Here are some of their stories: This June, U.S. Border Patrol...
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  • S&T Uses Internet of Things to Improve Flood Alert Technology
    ​Floods are sometimes unpredictable and very powerful, but with the help of the Internet of Things (IoT) and early alerts and warnings technology, flood forecasting is not impossible. With early warnings, people can be removed from areas that might be flooded, and emergency management and first responder agencies can plan their resources and personnel accordingly. Under its Flood Apex program, S&T...
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  • FEMA Mobile Disaster Centers Reach Out to Help Rural Residents
    Most people associate the use of motor homes with recreational life—accessing parks, lakes and other scenic areas to reduce the stress of the daily grind. FEMA maintains a national fleet of similar vehicles it rolls out for a different purpose: to reduce the stress on rural residents recovering from natural disasters. Their technical name is Mobile Communications Operations Vehicle, otherwise kno...
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  • #AmericanHeroesWeek - Meet the Americans Keeping the Traveling Public Safe
    This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is celebrating American Heroes Week – a time to honor and thank our brave military service members and veterans, law enforcement officers, first responders and workers. To mark American Heroes Week, we at DHS would like to introduce you to some of the brave men, women, and furry friends at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) who are...
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  • Secret Service Discovers $28 Million in Credit Card Theft
    A U.S. Secret Service investigation resulted in the arrest of five men for their involvement in a sophisticated credit card and identity theft scheme. A nationwide operation that involved the Secret Service New York Field Office, Miami Field Office, Orlando Field Office and Atlantic City Resident Office led to the arrests of James Beckish, Richard Witcher, James Toner, Peter O’Brien and Joseph Ant...
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  • ICE Returns Valuable Royal Seals to South Korea
    ICE recently returned two royal seals, each valued at approximately $750,000, from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) to the Republic of Korea. “While we recognize that cultural property, art and antiquities are often assigned a dollar value in the marketplace, the cultural and symbolic worth of these Korean treasures far surpasses any monetary value to the people of Korea,” ICE Acting Director Thomas...
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  • S&T Testing Aims to Mitigate Threat from Vehicle IEDs
    In July 2016, a refrigerator truck packed with explosives detonated next to a crowded apartment block in Baghdad’s Karrada neighborhood. The blast killed 323 people and was one of the worst Vehicle–Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attacks ever recorded.More recently, on May 30, 2017, a VBIED—otherwise known as a car bomb—in a tanker truck ripped through the embassy quarter of Kabul, killi...
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  • DHS Prepares Scientists to Testify in Nuclear Smuggling Court Cases
    Last month, the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) participated in the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) workshop, “Presenting Nuclear Forensic Findings in Court,” in Karlsruhe, Germany. DHS was part of a U.S. delegation of federal partners from the Department of State, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Sixteen GICNT partne...
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  • Coast Guard Petty Officer Uses Disability to Pursue New Challenges
    For many of us, our careers define a lot about who we are. But when something happens to take that career away, as it did in the case of Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Troha, it becomes an opportunity to pursue new challenges. Troha has been an intelligence specialist at the Coast Guard Cryptologic Unit Texas in San Antonio since 2008, when he became part of the new intelligence specialist positio...

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