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Private Sector Preparedness and Response in Boston: DHS for a Day X

August 9, 2012

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Zone Extended for Border Crossing Card Holders in New Mexico

August 8, 2012

Release Date: August 8, 2012 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced today the publication of a notice of proposed rulemaking which would extend the border zone up to 55 miles, from the current 25 mile restriction, for Border Crossing Card (BCC) holders in the state of New Mexico.  This proposed change would allow BCC holders to travel to the towns of …click to read more…

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Anchorage

August 8, 2012

Release Date: August 8, 2012 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. today traveled to Anchorage, Alaska to participate in roundtable meetings with oil industry representatives and tribal leaders, underscoring the Department’s commitment to working with its partners to ensure the safety and security of the Arctic region. “The U.S. Coast Guard has …click to read more…

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Cold Bay and Kodiak, Alaska

August 7, 2012

Release Date: August 7, 2012 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 COLD BAY, Alaska—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. today traveled to Cold Bay, Alaska where they joined a Congressional Delegation led by Senators Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski to visit Coast Guard assets in the region, including the Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf. Yesterday, Secretary Napolitano and …click to read more…

Written testimony of U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, Jr. for a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security field hearing titled “U.S. Coast Guard Operations in Alaska”

August 6, 2012

Release Date: August 6, 2012 U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Kodiak, Alaska [Chairman Landrieu, Ranking Member Coats and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today]. I am honored to join you in Alaska to discuss the Coast Guard’s Arctic responsibilities and operations. This summer we are preparing for Arctic activity driven by the oil industry’s planned drilling operations in the Chukchi and Beaufort …click to read more…

DHS Outlines Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

August 3, 2012

Release Date: August 3, 2012 For Immediate Release DHS Press Office Contact: 202-282-8010 USCIS to begin accepting requests for consideration of deferred action on August 15, 2012 WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for childhood arrivals process during a national media call in preparation for the August 15 implementation date.   On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced that certain people …click to read more…

DHS Describe Proceso De Acción Diferida Para Los Llegados En La Infancia

August 3, 2012

Release Date: August 3, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional describió hoy el proceso de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia durante una llamada en conferencia con los medios nacionales de comunicación, en preparación para la fecha de implementación del 15 de agosto. El 15 de junio la Secretaria del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional, Janet Napolitano, anunció que ciertas personas que llegaron a los Estados …click to read more…

Preview the Next Generation of www.DHS.gov

August 2, 2012

- Posted by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Pia Carusone The Department of Homeland Security just redesigned its website and now you can take a look and offer your feedback before we officially launch the new website within the next two weeks and retire the old one. Here are tips to start your site tour of http://preview.dhs.gov/ Visit the new Topics pages, with their own Resource Directories to relevant information …click to read more…

FLETC Conducts Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Training Program in Peru

August 2, 2012

-Posted by Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Director Connie Patrick The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) recently completed its latest iteration of the Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Training Program in Lima, Peru where 38 female police officials from Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay participated in a five-day program on topics such as work-life balance, leadership, and effective communication skills. The program started at the U.S. Embassy in …click to read more…

Written testimony of CBP for a House Oversight & Gov’t Reform Subcommittee on Gov’t Organization, Efficiency & Financial Mgmt hearing titled “Unresolved Internal Investigations at DHS: Oversight of Investigation Management in the Office of the DHS IG”

August 1, 2012

Release Date: August 1, 2012 2154 Rayburn House Office Building Chairman Platts, Ranking Member Towns, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, I am David Aguilar, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is a privilege and an honor to appear before you today to discuss CBP’s efforts to prevent and detect corruption and misconduct in our workforce. I have no higher priority than ensuring that the employees of …click to read more…