Tagged: DHS

It’s Here! The 2016 National Preparedness Report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have released the 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report “evaluates and measures gains individuals and communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of governments have made in preparedness and identifies where challenges remain.” Specifically,...

DHS Cyber Incident Data and Analysis Working Group

Cybersecurity continues to emerge as a crucial endeavor for both the public and private sectors alike. In an attempt to address cyber threats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) organized four separate Cybersecurity Insurance Working Sessions between 2012-2014, where cybersecurity professionals “examined the existing cybersecurity insurance marketplace, described obstacles to...

Increasing Border Security and Decreasing Queue Times: GPO & CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program Cards

The Government Printing Office (GPO) finished the production of five million Trusted Traveler Program (TPP) cards for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These credentials will be used to identify participants in CBP’s TPP programs, which includes NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST and Global Entry. These...

Demographics of International Students in the U.S.

The diversity and quality of American educational institutions set the international standard. Among others, these two characteristics currently galvanize over 1.1 million foreign students to pursue studies at American colleges, private elementary/high schools, vocational schools, and other academic institutions. These students must possess student visas, which are monitored by the...

Live Broadcast on January 29 of DHS 2015: The Secretary’s Progress Report

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:  On January 29, 2015, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will present his address, DHS 2015: The Secretary’s Progress Report. This report will highlight the past, present, and future ventures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Aspen Institute Homeland...

OIG Finds Flaws in Border Patrol Drone Program

“The $443 million CBP plans to spend on the Unmanned Aircraft Program expansion could be put to better use by investing in alternatives.” –Office of the Inspector General As border security has become a more prevalent policy issue, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM)...

Executive Summary of the White House Breach

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report titled: “Executive Summary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Report on the White House Incursion of September 19, 2014.” This report discusses Omar Gonzalez’s recent White House breach on September 19, 2014. On this day Gonzalez breached White...