F1 Veterans Day
Deanne Criswell, retired Senior Master Sergeant from the Colorado Air National Guard and FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator, reflects on the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans, active service members, and their families. #VeteransDay
S2 - Veterans Day
This #VeteransDay, Deputy Secretary Tien shares his own personal message on why he, along with more than 54,000 #DHSVets, are #StillProudlyServing with us today.
Honoring those who served.
This #VeteransDay, we honor all those who have served our country in uniform. Thank you for your sacrifice, your courage, and your dedication. We are immensely proud of the 54,000+ #DHSVets who are #StillProudlyServing here at DHS.
Still Proudly Serving
More than 54,000 military veterans are currently serving at DHS. For them, protecting our homeland is a commitment that has continued beyond military service. This #VeteransMonth, we salute those who are #StillProudlyServing.
Hear more from Deputy Secretary Tien ⬇️
In 🇯🇵 Tokyo, Japan, Secretary Mayorkas met with key international counterparts to advance and strengthen our homeland security objectives.
Watch the recap ⬇️
What is, If You See Something, Say Something?
Anyone who joined us last month for #SeeSay Day knew the answer to this Double Jeopardy! question. This is a great reminder that each of us plays a role in keeping our communities safe. To report suspicious activity, contact your local authorities and describe what you observed, or, in an emergency, dial 911.
Learn more at: https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something
This week, Secretary Mayorkas traveled to Singapore and Japan to express and enhance our close cooperation with partners in the Indo-Pacific region on a wide range of critical homeland security matters.
Go behind the scenes with us ⬇️
#FirePreventionWeek is ending, but FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency & U.S. Fire Administration have tips to keep you safe all year.
✅Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home.
✅Set a reminder to test them monthly.
✅Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do if they go off.
For more fire safety tips: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/fief/index.html#featured
DHS is working with our partners to support the needs of those impacted by #Ian. Today, Secretary Mayorkas joined President Joe Biden at FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency HQ to provide an update on response efforts and thank those working around-the-clock to support survivors in #Florida — as well as Puerto Rico following #Fiona.
Whether it’s in the air, at sea, or on land, everyday our team carries out our shared #DHSmission.
Last week, Secretary Mayorkas was in New York and New Jersey where he joined our frontline personnel for key updates on how we’re meeting our mission.
Check out a day at DHS ⬇️
#DHSVeterans: Anthony Alvarez has worked for DHS for more than 15 years—where he serves today as an Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) HSI special agent— but he started his career as an active-duty Coastguardsman.
“Now my son is also in the U.S. Coast Guard. We are a proud Coast Guard family that is proud to serve.”
Message from Deputy Secretary John Tien: #GetVaccinated. All federal employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22.
Learn more at vaccines.gov
“Each day the extraordinary men & women of DHS keep showing up and doing the hard work of safeguarding our homeland. I know our workforce will continue to step up to this challenge & lead by example by getting fully vaccinated”- Deputy Secretary Tien
ICYMI: Today DHS’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, answered your questions on the #COVID19 vaccine and talks about the Nov. 22 deadline for all federal employees to be fully vaccinated.
Learn more at www.vaccines.gov
“There is a rise in hate in our country and around the world. But there is also an increasing drive to action. By our Department, across the federal government, by all of you, by so many across our nation & the world – in partnership with one another.” - Secretary Mayorkas
Watch more ⬇
DHS released its first Strategic Framework for Addressing Climate Change today to guide the Department’s efforts to combat the climate crisis. The DHS Strategic Framework for Addressing Climate Change will enhance the Department’s focus on:
✅ Empowering communities to develop resilience;
✅ Building readiness to respond to emergencies;
✅ Incorporating climate into strategy, policy, programs, and budgets;
✅ Investing in a sustainable and resilient DHS; and,
✅ Educating the DHS workforce on climate change.
Today Secretary Mayorkas virtually joined the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Workforce Summit to highlight the importance of hiring a talented and dedicated cyber workforce. #CISACyberSummit
Learn more at cisa.gov/careers
To address the rise in ransomware attacks in recent years, Secretary Mayorkas points to the critical need for partnership between the private sector and government.
Today, Secretary Mayorkas joined The Soufan Center for the Global Security Forum to discuss the most pressing security issues we face around the world. #GSF2021
Hear more about how DHS is addressing the rise in domestic violent extremism ⬇️
Secretary Mayorkas on #OperationAlliesWelcome: “So many of them have gone through a tremendous amount for us that we consider it not only our obligation but quite frankly a privilege to dedicate our resources for them in return.”
Secretary Mayorkas joins CNN to discuss #OperationAlliesWelcome, the all-of-government effort to support vulnerable Afghans as they safely resettle in the United States.
As a part of Secretary Mayorkas’ ongoing Cyber Transportation Sprint, Transportation Security Administration - TSA will soon take additional steps to protect our Nation’s transportation systems from cyber threats.
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At Secretary Mayorkas’ direction, DHS has undertaken a series of 60-day sprints to amplify our leadership on cybersecurity, including the largest hiring effort in Department history and the launch of StopRansomware.gov. #BillingtonCyberSummit
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“Cybersecurity is one of the greatest challenges facing our Nation. The last year and a half has powerfully demonstrated what is at stake.” - Secretary Mayorkas at the Billington Cyber Summit.
DHS is taking action to keep our Nation cyber secure ⬇
“We are only as strong as our weakest link.” - Secretary Mayorkas
This #CyberAwarenessMonth it’s important to remember that everyone has a role to play in protecting our Nation against cybersecurity threats.
Go to StopRansomware.gov for tips on how to improve your cyber hygiene.