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Department of Homeland Security will require all employees to wear masks and socially distance, even if they're vaccinated

The Department of Homeland Security building in Washington, DC. ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images The Department of Homeland Security is now requiring employees to wear masks indoors and socially distance. The agency said even vaccinated employees would be required to do so. The policy was made as COVID-19 cases involving the Delta variant continue to surge across the US. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday that ...
Tags: Politics, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Dhs, Delta, Department Of Homeland Security, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, US Department of Homeland Security, Kelly McLaughlin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Speed desk


EFF Sues US Postal Office For Records About Covert Social Media Spying Program

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising concerns about chilling the privacy and expressive activity of internet users. From the press release: Under an initiative called Internet Covert Operations Program, analysts at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)...
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DHS Secretary Mayorkas cancels in-person events over Covid fears

He is working remotely because he was in contact with a department official who later tested positive for the disease, a spokesperson said.
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China Compromised More than a Dozen US Pipelines Between 2011 and 2013

"Hackers working for the Chinese government compromised more than a dozen U.S. pipeline operators nearly a decade ago, the Biden administration revealed Tuesday while also issuing first-of-its-kind cybersecurity requirements on the pipeline industry," reports the Wall Street Journal. The disclosure of previously classified information about the aggressive Chinese hacking campaign, though dated, underscored the severity of foreign cyber threats to the nation's infrastructure, current and former ...
Tags: Tech, Dhs, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, East Coast, Federal Bureau of Investigation, China Russia, Newsweek, U S Department of Homeland Security


Biden administration cancels border wall contracts covering a 31-mile section in Texas

In a photo taken on March 28, 2021, ranch owner Tony Sandoval stands before a portion of the unfinished border wall that former US president Donald Trump tried to build, near the southern Texas border city of Roma. ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images The Biden DHS is canceling two border wall contracts in the Laredo sector of the US-Mexico border. After taking office in January, President Biden paused ongoing border wall construction. Biden's 2022 budget proposal allocates $1.2 billion for b...
Tags: Texas, Congress, Mexico, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Dhs, Gop, Biden, Donald Trump, Abbott, Trump, Greg Abbott, Afp, Department of Homeland Security DHS


Homeland Security Cancels Two Border Wall Contracts

These are the first cancellations since DHS released its plan for unobligated border wall funds in June.
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United States: U.S. Government Launches StopRansomware.gov - Alston & Bird

On July 15, 2021, the DOJ and DHS together with additional federal partners launched StopRansomware.gov, a one-stop hub intended to help the private and public sector mitigate the threat of ransomware.
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ACA turmoil shows need for Congress to act

  On Friday, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful and the federal government should stop accepting new applications. The program, established by President Barack Obama in 2012, has shielded from deportation more than 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and have lived in the U.S. since 2007. This includes over 180,000 here in California. The most recently available figures show there ...
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DACA turmoil shows need for Congress to act

On Friday, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen in Texas ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful and the federal government should stop accepting new applications. The program, established by President Barack Obama in 2012, has shielded from deportation more than 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and have lived in the U.S. since 2007. This includes over 180,000 here in California. The most recently available figures show there ar...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Opinion, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Department Of Justice, Biden, Trump, Don


DHS escalates cybersecurity mandates for key US pipelines in wake of ransomware attack

The Department of Homeland Security mandated additional cybersecurity measures this week for critical US pipelines, a move meant to protect against ransomware and other known threats months after the crippling cyber attack on one of America's most important pipelines.
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Biden said DOJ will appeal 'deeply' disappointing ruling that found DACA illegal and blocked new applicants

President Joe Biden on Saturday said the Department of Justice would appeal a Texas judge's decision to block new DACA applications. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden said he was "deeply" disappointed a federal judge struck down DACA. The Obama-era program allows undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children to obtain work permits to stay. Biden said the Department of Justice would appeal the judge's Friday decision. See more stories on Insider's busine...
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A federal judge in Texas has ruled that DACA is unlawful

Advocates for immigrants with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Nearly 826,000 people currently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, DACA. A US District Judge in Texas ruled the program was illegal on Friday. Judge Andrew Hanen barred the US from approving any new applications for the program. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Fed...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Democrats, United States, House, Nancy Pelosi, Biden


Yemen: DHS Announces Re-Designation And Extension Of TPS For Yemen - Envoy Global, Inc.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it will re-designate and extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen due to armed conflict and ongoing health and safety concerns.
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Biden's DHS chief warned Cuban and Haitian migrants not to enter the US: 'If you take to the sea, you will not come'

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images DHS Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas told Cuban and Haitian migrants not to come to the US. "Allow me to be clear: If you take to the sea, you will not come to the United States," he said. His comments came amid unrest in both island nations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has told would-be Cuban and Haitian migrants not to try to come to the US illegal...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Dhs, United States, News UK, Biden, Guatemala, Cuba, Department Of Homeland Security, Haiti, Caribbean, Kamala Harris, Reuters, HARRIS, US Coast Guard


DHS chief warns Cubans, Haitians: Don't try to reach America by boat

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas had a tough warning Tuesday for Cubans and Haitians thinking of escaping unrest in both...
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DHS begins administering J&J vaccine to immigrant detainees

The Department of Homeland Security is administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to immigrant detainees as part of an effort to scale up vaccinations for Covid-19 at Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities, ICE told CNN in a statement.
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DHS cybersecurity chief confirmed amid fallout from another ransomware attack

The Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Jen Easterly to lead the Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity division, a role that will be key in the administration's cybersecurity efforts.
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Rise of the Moors Turns DHS’s ‘Perfect Storm’ into Summer Squall

Political elites blaming “white supremacy” for supposed “systemic racism” have made the rise of resentful extremists with bizarre beliefs inevitable — and that’s catching us all up in a rising tide of oppression/denial of fundamental rights. (Nineteenth-Century Khartoum slave market/PD) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Federal authorities are deeply concerned about the possibility of domestic terror and violence, including mass shootings, as the Fourth of July holiday approaches and the summer seas...
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Biden presses Putin to take action on ransomware attacks by Russian hackers – live

‘President Biden underscored the need for Russia to take action’Biden to sign executive order to actively encourage competitionCoronavirus live news – follow all the latest updates 6.28pm BST Jen Psaki also provided an update on US assistance to Haiti, in the wake of the assassination of the country’s president, Jovenel Moïse. The U.S. is sending senior FBI and DHS officials to Haiti to respond to request for security and investigative assistance following the assassination of President Jove...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Dhs, Fbi, US politics, Biden, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Jen Psaki, Jovenel Moïse Psaki


United States: DHS Withdraws "Duration Of Status" Rule - Envoy Global, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has withdrawn a "duration of status" proposed rule that would have set a maximum period of stay for exchange visitors, foreign students and media personnel.
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United States: DHS Releases Plans To Promote Naturalization - Envoy Global, Inc.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization, which is a comprehensive government approach to promote naturalization...
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Coronavirus Roundup: Early Talks on Possible Military Vaccination Requirement; DHS to Maintain Telework Post-COVID

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.
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Russian State Hackers Breached Republican National Committee (slashdot)

Russian government hackers breached the computer systems of the Republican National Committee last week, around the time a Russia-linked criminal group unleashed a massive ransomware attack, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. From the report: The government hackers were part of a group known as APT 29 or Cozy Bear, according to the people. That group has been tied to Russia's foreign intelligence service and has previously been accused of breaching the D...
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Russian State Hackers Breached Republican National Committee

Russian government hackers breached the computer systems of the Republican National Committee last week, around the time a Russia-linked criminal group unleashed a massive ransomware attack, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, citing two people familiar with the matter. From the report: The government hackers were part of a group known as APT 29 or Cozy Bear, according to the people. That group has been tied to Russia's foreign intelligence service and has previously been accused of breaching the D...
Tags: Microsoft, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Tech, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fbi, Miami, Republican National Committee, Rnc, Bloomberg News, Democratic National Committee, Mike Reed, Synnex, SolarWinds Corp, Kaseya Ltd


Deported U.S. veterans may find way back to America under new Biden plan

The Biden administration said Friday that it plans to invite back U.S. veterans who have been deported, along with their immediate family members, and pledged to ensure that those veterans receive their benefits. “It’s our responsibility to serve all veterans as well as they have served us – no matter who they are, where they are from, or the status of their citizenship,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southe...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Iraq, Immigration, America, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Military, United States, Aclu, Va, Long Beach, El Salvador, Biden


DHS Adds Hundreds of New Cyber Professionals To Its Ranks

The US Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced that it is onboarding nearly 300 cybersecurity professionals and has extended job offers to 500 others in what it refers to as "the most successful cybersecurity hiring initiative in DHS history." From a report: The hiring spree is part of the department's 60-day cybersecurity workforce sprint that aimed to add 200 new cybersecurity personnel by July 1. As The Record reported in May, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told attendees of a...
Tags: Tech, Dhs, US Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, US Chamber of Commerce


DHS raises alarms over potential for summer violence pegged to August conspiracy theory

Department of Homeland Security officials are warning that the same sort of rhetoric and false narratives that fueled the January 6 attack on the US Capitol could lead to more violence this summer by right-wing extremists.
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'Are you f---ing kidding me?': A Pence staffer blew up over his WSJ op-ed praising the Trump administration's COVID-19 response, a new book says

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A Pence staffer erupted over his June 2020 Wall Street Journal op-ed on COVID-19, a new book says. "Do you know how stupid this makes [Pence] look?" Pence's coronavirus advisor told his speechwriter. The scene is detailed in a new book by two Washington Post journalists. See more stories on Insider's business page. An aide to former Vice President Mike Pence exploded after she read his Wall Street Journal op-ed in June 2020 that praised the Trump admi...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Dhs, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, WSJ, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye, Pence


'Are you f---ing kidding me?': A Mike Pence staffer blew up over his WSJ op-ed praising the Trump administration's COVID-19 response, a new book says

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A Mike Pence staffer erupted at his June 2020 Wall Street Journal op-ed on COVID-19. "Do you know how stupid this makes [Pence] look?" Olivia Troye, then Pence's coronavirus advisor, told his speechwriter. The scene is detailed in a new book by two Washington Post journalists. See more stories on Insider's business page. An aide to former Vice President Mike Pence exploded after she read his Wall Street Journal op-ed last June that praised the Trump ...
Tags: Health, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Dhs, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Trump, Mike Pence, Troye


Homeland Security is worried that a conspiracy theory about Trump being reinstated as president in August will trigger violence

Former President Donald Trump speaks during the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando on Sunday, Feb 28, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Homeland Security is growing concerned about the Trump reinstatement theory, Politico reported. A top official said that while there is no credible threat linked to the theory, a team monitors online activity. Some people, including Trump himself, have tout...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Politico, Trends, Dhs, New York Times, News UK, Homeland Security, Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Conspiracy Theory, Orlando