US Department of Homeland Security

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 6 days ago

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  • DHS Recognizes Police Week

    Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Deputy Secretary Elaine Duke are joining police officers from across the nation in honoring fallen officers during the 2017 National Police Week. Secretary Kelly and Deputy Secretary Duke are participating in Police Week events to thank law enforcement officers and their families for their important role in keeping our nation safe. “Tonight, we remembe...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • New Nuclear Forensics Signature Discovery Capability Will Help Trace Origins of Plutonium

    Last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) joined with partners at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to launch the Plutonium Processing Signatures Discovery capability.  The new capability, the result of a four-year effort, represents a significant technological advancement in nuclear forensics that will improve our ability to trace the...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • New Radiation Detection System Operational at Major U.S. Port

    By: L. Wayne Brasure, Ph.D. All containerized cargo coming into seaports in the United States is scanned by radiation detection equipment.  Recently a new radiation detection system began operating at the Trans Pacific Container Service Corporation (TraPac) terminal at the Port of Los Angeles in California.  The new system automatically scans inbound cargo for nuclear and other radioactive materia...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • DHS S&T Opens New Explosives Detection Lab

    On April 5th, the Science and Technology Directorate officially opened a new Test & Evaluation Laboratory building at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL). Located at the William J. Hughes FAA Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., the new building expands TSL’s reinforced laboratory space for conducting tests of explosives detection systems. “At TSL, their call to action is to add...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Women of DHS: Then and Now

    This March, the Department of Homeland Security celebrated its fourteenth anniversary, as well as Women’s History Month. Long before the Department opened its doors in 2003, women were carrying out the mission to ensure a safe and secure America. In World War Two, Navy WAVES, Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service, operated banks of cryptanalysis machines, also known as bombes, to decipher...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Fight Against Online Tax Fraud

    By: Stop.Think.Connect Identity theft and online fraud are on the rise during tax season as millions of Americans now file their taxes online. In the 2016 tax season, the IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents targeting tax filers.  Sophisticated cybercriminals are looking to steal your identity and fraudulently claim your tax refund, making it critical to stay ...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • FLETC Provides Life Saving Training to State, Local and Tribal Officers

    In addition to training federal law enforcement, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) also has a robust mission to provide training to our nation’s state, local and tribal law enforcement officers. FLETC trained more than 4,500 state, local, tribal, and territorial students last fiscal year. The program was originally established by President Ronald Reagan as the National Center fo...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • U.S. Coast Guard Win 11 Medals in Culinary Competition

    Earlier this month a team of U.S. Coast Guard chefs won seven Silver and four Bronze medals at the 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event in Fort Lee, Virginia. The Coast Guard Culinary Specialists serve in approximately 370 units worldwide supporting the Coast Guard mission by preparing nutritious meals for crew members and serving in various collateral duties on board the ...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Secretary Kelly Visits Canada

    Secretary John Kelly made his first trip to Canada as Secretary of Homeland Security last week and met with his counterparts across the Canadian cabinet.  His first stop in Ottawa was at the U.S. Embassy and a meeting with Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin and Embassy staff. The DHS workforce carries out our mission at home and abroad, and while at the U.S. Embassy, Secretary Kelly had the opport...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Secretary Kelly Meets with DHS Employees in Dallas

    Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly traveled to Dallas, Texas, this week, where he met with DHS leadership and employees.  This is the latest in a series of employee events Secretary Kelly attended to hear perspectives on the Department and its missions from the men and women on the front lines.  Secretary Kelly started the day by speaking to the leadership of Immigrations and Customs Enforc...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Secretary Kelly Speaks to International Association of Fire Fighters

    Earlier this week, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly addressed the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Department’s priorities.   The partnership between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the IAFF is critical. Together, we work to support our strong, resilient communities.   Secretary Kelly stressed the imp...

  • Honoring 29 Years of Service: Farewell, Director Clancy

    In October 2014, a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) accepted an appointment to serve as the Acting Director of the U.S. Secret Service. By February 18, 2015, the President of the United States had asked him to settle in for the long haul. Director Clancy’s service began in May 1984 in the Philadelphia field office before he was transferred to the Presidential Protective Division w...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 2 months ago

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  • Honoring Women and Recognizing their Contributions During Women's History Month

    Each March, we celebrate Women’s History Month—a time to recognize the extraordinary achievements of American women. This year’s theme: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” pays homage to the courage and perseverance of women who challenged the antiquated perceptions of their contributions and value in the paid labor force, defying societal norms and improving working conditions and...

  • Coast Guard Seizes Cocaine Worth an Estimated $125 Million

    The U.S. Coast Guard this week offloaded approximately 4.2 tons of seized cocaine, worth an estimated $125 million in wholesale value, at Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Four Guyanese men apprehended in this case were transferred Saturday to federal law enforcement authorities in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, where they face potential prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District of the U.S....

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 3 months ago

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  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Concludes, but the Fight Continues

    By Presidential Proclamation, January recognized National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, rallying the public to raise awareness about and end this heinous crime. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), alongside many other federal agencies, organizations, and individuals across the country worked to increase awareness throughout January.The DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice ...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Building the Cybersecurity Workforce

    At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), we fight against the world’s toughest cyber adversaries. They attack at the speed of light, rapidly changing their tactics -- and targets -- to exploit new vulnerabilities and new technology. We are constantly challenged to keep up with these adversaries and defend the safety and security of the American people – the highest stakes. Our best weapo...

  • Photo of the Week

    PHOTO OF THE WEEK: We are DHS, and we are ready. The U.S. Secret Service is ensuring the safety and security of the United Nations General Assembly, alongside thousands of DHS employees and federal, state, and local law enforcement. Official Photo by U.S. Secret Service Download High-Resolution Image (1024 x 703) Keywords:  Photo of the Week, ...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • DHS Honors Retiring Secret Service Canine Hurricane

    The Department of Homeland Security is honoring the retirement of U.S. Secret Service canine Hurricane. Hurricane joined the Emergency Response Team Tactical Canine Unit in November of 2012. He served faithfully alongside Uniformed Division Officer-Technician Marshall J. Mirarchi. Both participated in numerous protective missions to include Presidential Details, Special Events and daily assignmen...

  • Photo of the Week

    Over six decades, more than 12 million immigrants came through Ellis Island. Today, 298 people sat in the same place under the American flag and become new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in the Great Hall. We welcome and celebrate our newest fellow Americans in honor of Citizenship Day and Constitution Week. Official photo by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. ...

  • USCIS Welcomes New Americans During Constitution Week

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on Sept. 17, and Constitution Week, with nearly 240 naturalization ceremonies across the country. From the steps of the Lincoln memorial to the shores of Ellis Island, more than 38,000 candidates will be, for the first time, addressed as fellow Americans.Constitution Week is being recogn...

  • Secretary Johnson Awards NYC Police Commissioner Bratton DHS' Highest Honor

    DHS wishes NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton all the best as he retires today after 45 years of public service. DHS photo by Barry Bahler, Office of Public Affairs In recognition of his remarkable career, as well as for his contributions to making American citizens and the homeland safer, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson awarded Commissioner Bratton with the DHS Distinguished Public ...

US Department of Homeland Security

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • September 11, 2016: Remembering and Looking Forward

    Fifteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, we witnessed the worst attack in our nation’s history. As we look back and remember the day that changed our nation forever, we come together to remember and also to look forward.DHS photo by Jetta Disco, Office of Public AffairsDHS photo by Jetta Disco, Office of Public AffairsIn continuing to look forward, the Department commemorated the federal governme...

  • Photo of the Week

    PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Coming back stronger. Fifteen years after September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security commemorated the return of the federal government to One World Trade Center. Photo of Credit: Barry Bahler. Download High-Resolution Image (2100 x 1500) Keywords:  Photo of the Week, Secretary Johnson, ...

  • DHS Remembers September 11, 2001

    This year on September 11th, we pause to remember events that occurred fifteen years ago, events which prompted the formation of this Department. We continue to commemorate 9/11 and, at the same time, move forward.  On Friday, September 9, we commemorated the federal government’s return to the new One World Trade Center in New York City. Those employees who report to work at the building will carr...

  • Summer Travel Made Easier by the Work of TSA

    Just before the beginning of summer, Secretary Johnson and TSA Administrator Neffenger set forth an aggressive plan for addressing wait times at the nation’s busiest airports without compromising aviation security. That was some 217 million passengers ago.Speaking at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Wednesday, Secretary Johnson outlined the results:DHS photo by Barry Bahler, Office of ...

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