Tagged: DHS

Oversight Report: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities

Today, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released an oversight report titled, “Safety at Any Price: Assessing the Impact of Homeland Security Spending in U.S. Cities.” According to the report, since 2003, more than $35 billion dollars has been spent on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant programs. “This report examines the...

Report Condemns Ineffectiveness of Fusion Centers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released today the culmination of its two-year investigation on fusion centers and the counterterrorism intelligence these provided in a report entitled, Federal Support for and Involvement in State and Local Fusion Centers. During this time, the Subcommittee reviewed over 80,000 pages of...

Best Practices for Using Social Media to Engage the ‘Community’ on Preparedness

Community Engagement Guidance and Best Practices Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a report outlining ways in which social media can be used to engage the community on preparedness. The report was created by the by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate...

2012 DHS Northern Border Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security recently released its 2012 Northern Border Strategy, which is “the first unified strategy to guide the Department’s policies and operations along the U.S.-Canada Border.” Relations between the United States and Canada are among the world’s strongest, and the border between the two countries is the...

2011 Refugees and Asylees Statistics Released

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics released its Annual Flow Report on Refugees and Aslyees. This report “provides information on the number of persons admitted to the United States as refugees or granted asylum in the United States in 2011.” “The United States provides refuge to persons...

Updated Report on DHS’s Major Management Challenges

Major Management Challenges Facing the Department of Homeland Security [November 2011] This updated report is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports that are prepared by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). Part of the oversight responsibilities of the OIG is to...

DHS Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) report Blueprint for a Secure Cyber Future: The Cybersecurity Strategy for the Homeland Security Enterprise “builds on the Department of Homeland Security Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Report’s strategic framework by providing a clear path to create a safe, secure, and resilient cyber environment for...

New Report Examining the Outcomes of ICE’s Secure Communities Program

Secure Communities by the Numbers, Revisited Analyzing the Analysis (Part 1 of 3) “This report is the first in a series that will examine outcomes of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s Secure Communities program and how those outcomes have been misleadingly described in one widely circulated study.” The...

Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable

“The 2011 Critical Infrastructure Learning Series provides one-hour Web-based seminars conducted by senior critical infrastructure protection experts on the tools, trends, issues, and best practices for infrastructure protection and resilience.” “On Sept. 27, 2011, DHS [Department of Homeland Security] hosted a 90-minute interactive virtual roundtable designed to help the private...

Latest Legal and Illegal Immigration Statistics

The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics provides the most recent data on legal permanent residents, nonimmigrant admissions, and illegal entries into the United States. In the report Estimates of the Legal Permanent Resident Population in 2010 the Office of Immigration Statistics estimates the legal permanent resident (LPR)...