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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Policy

DHS outlines 18-month Ethiopia TPS designation

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued an 18-month designation for Ethiopia's Temporary Protected Status (TPS). DHS has stipulated only individuals already residing in the United States as of Oct. 20, 2022, would be TPS eligible. “The United States recognizes the ongoing... Read More »

DHS S&T initiates new baggage screening system

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently announced the benefits of a new, compact carry-on baggage screening system to aid smaller airports. The Reduced Form Factor-Computed Tomography (RFF-CT) system is presently being deployed at Harry... Read More »

DHS S&T details fifth Hacking for Homeland Security course

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently initiated its fifth Hacking for Homeland Security (H4HS) program. “We’re excited to provide this unique opportunity for students who’ll bring fresh ideas to real-world government problems,”... Read More »

Legislation seeks to strengthen EMS support

U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Andy Kim (D-NJ), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Mike Carey (R-OH), Al Lawson (D-FL), Bruce Westerman (R-AR), and Marc Veasey (D-TX) recently introduced the Supporting Our First Responders Act, which seeks to enhance emergency medical services (EMS) agency support. The... Read More »

CISA highlights cybersecurity awareness initiatives

Amid October being designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials said the agency is highlighting actions Americans can take to raise the baseline for cybersecurity nationwide. President Joe Biden's recent signing of a proclamation... Read More »

New FEMA reservists’ job protections signed into law

Even as disaster relief continued on Puerto Rico, Florida, and others in the wake of Hurricane Ian, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reservists gained new job protections last week with the passage of the Civilian Reservist Emergency Workforce Act. Authored by U.S. Sens. Gary Peters... Read More »

CBP, Dominican Republic sign Global Entry Agreement

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are espousing the benefits of the agency's recently signed agreement initiating negotiations to include the Dominican Republic among Global Entry foreign partner countries. Authorities indicated CBP Deputy Commissioner Troy Miller and Dominican... Read More »