Archive for June, 2012

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Texas

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David V. Aguilar today traveled to Dallas to participate in the 39th Annual …

Learning and doing are too often different

Earlier today the President signed a Major Disaster Declaration for El Paso and Larimer counties in Colorado. During his afternoon visit (seen above) to the fire ravaged western edge of Colorado Springs, the President remarked: In the meantime, some le…

The current state of cyber (in)security in the electric industry

From the early 2000′s when the NERC CIP process first began (it wasn’t called CIP at the time), NERC and FERC’s intent was to maintain the reliability of the bulk electric system. Unfortunately, the current version of the NERC CIPs actually reduces the…

DHS Announces More Than $1.3 Billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Preparedness Grant Awards

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the final allocations for seven FY 2012 Preparedness Grant programs, totaling more than $1.3 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies,…

DHS Announces More Than $1.3 Billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Preparedness Grant Awards

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the final allocations for seven FY 2012 Preparedness Grant programs, totaling more than $1.3 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies,…

ICS-CERT has released a Report titled "ICS-CERT Incident Summary Report" (PDF)

This Report summarizes ICS-CERT incident response activities from 2009 – 2011.

U.S. and Canada Announce the Release of the Beyond the Border: Statement of Privacy Principles

The United States and Canada today announced they are delivering on key commitments under the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan by releasing a joint Statement of Privacy Principles. These principles reflect the commitment of the United States a…

U.S. and Canada Announce the Release of the Beyond the Border: Statement of Privacy Principles

The United States and Canada today announced they are delivering on key commitments under the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border Action Plan by releasing a joint Statement of Privacy Principles. These principles reflect the commitment of the United States a…

ICE written testimony for a House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing titled “Economic Espionage: A Foreign Intelligence Threat to American Jobs and Homeland Security”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation Assistant Director John Wood addresses the efforts of ICE to combat intellectual property and technology fraud by foreign governments.

USCG and PLCY written testimony for a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing titled “A Review of the Delays and Problems Associated with TSA’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)”

U.S. Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Prevention Rear Admiral Joseph Servidio and DHS Office of Policy Screening Coordination Office Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Walther highlight DHS’ work on the Transportation Worker Identificat…