Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Written testimony of DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing titled “Threats to the Homeland”

Release Date: 
September 27, 2017

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member McCaskill, and distinguished members of the Committee, I would like to thank the Committee for inviting me to testify on the threats facing our great Nation and what we are doing to confront them. First though, I would like to recognize the service of former Secretary John Kelly. While his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended early, his

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Written testimony of MGMT for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “DHS Financial Systems: Will Modernization Ever Be Achieved?”

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September 26, 2017

210 House Capitol Visitor Center

Chairman Perry, Ranking Member Correa, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss financial systems modernization (FSM) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). My comments will focus on our progress to date, challenges we have experienced, and why we are on the right path for this initiative.

We acknowledge that improving DHS financial management systems has

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Written testimony of CBP for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security hearing titled “Raising the Standard: DHS’s Efforts to Improve Aviation Security Around the Globe”

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September 26, 2017

210 House Capitol Visitor Center

Good afternoon, Chairman Katko, Ranking Member Watson Coleman, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) role in cargo and passenger security as it pertains to commercial air service.

In response to 9/11 and the persisting threats from terrorists and criminals who have long viewed aviation as a leading

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Written testimony of TSA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security hearing titled “Raising the Standard: DHS’s Efforts to Improve Aviation Security Around the Globe”

Release Date: 
September 26, 2017

210 House Capitol Visitor Center

Chairman Katko, Ranking Member Watson Coleman, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting us here today to discuss the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) efforts to address global aviation security risks to the United States. The timing of this hearing is particularly welcome, as TSA has a newly-appointed Administrator, David Pekoske. This gives TSA a chance today not only to provide an overview of

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Written testimony of I&A for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence hearing titled “Sixteen Years After 9/11: Assessing Suspicious Activity Reporting Efforts”

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September 13, 2017

210 House Capitol Visitor Center

Chairman King, Ranking Member Rice, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to be here and to represent the men and women who serve in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI).

Today’s hearing addresses a topic critical to the security of our Nation, as we have seen

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Written testimony of USCG for a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control for a hearing titled “Adapting U.S. Counternarcotics Efforts in Colombia”

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September 12, 2017

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Good morning Mr. Chairman and distinguished Members of this caucus. It is a pleasure to be here today to discuss the United States Coast Guard’s role in combating Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) and how we address the drug smuggling methods of these networks, which move cocaine primarily out of Colombia through the maritime environment.

Drug trafficking has destabilized regional states, undermined the rule of law,

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Written testimony of CBP for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing titled “Examining the Shipment of Illicit Drugs in International Mail”

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September 7, 2017

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Chairman Meadows, Ranking Member Connolly, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear today to discuss the role of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier (ECC) shipments.

As America’s unified border agency, CBP plays a critical role in the Nation’s

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Statement for the record of OPE for a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security hearing titled “Combating Homegrown Terrorism”

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July 27, 2017

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Good afternoon, and thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. My name is George Selim, and I lead the Office for Community Partnerships (OCP) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We are focused on terrorism prevention efforts, also known as countering violent extremism (CVE).

In my ten-plus years of working in the terrorism prevention space in the Executive Branch – including

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Written testimony of FEMA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “Employee Misconduct: How Can FEMA Improve the Integrity of its Workforce?”

Release Date: 
July 27, 2017

210 House Capitol Visitor Center

Good Morning, Chairman Perry, Ranking Member Correa, and members of the Committee. I am David Grant, Acting Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Thank you for this opportunity to meet with you today to discuss ways in which FEMA is improving its disciplinary and misconduct policies and procedures.

From June 2016 through July 2017, the Government

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