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Akaka statement on REAL ID announcement

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to grant a temporary deferment for REAL ID compliance for Hawaii and several dozen other states: “I welcome the Department of Homeland Security’s common-sense decision that will ensure Hawaii residents with state-issued identifications and driver’s licenses will […]

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Hawaii awarded $10M in Homeland Security grants

Hawaii awarded $10M in Homeland Security grants

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye have announced Hawaii will receive more than $10 million in grants distributed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2012. Akaka, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said, “This funding will assist the […]

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U.S. Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced that Hawaii will receive more than $13.9 million in preparedness grants distributed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2011.

Hawaii to receive $13.9M in Homeland Security grants

U.S. Senators Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye announced that Hawaii will receive more than $13.9 million in preparedness grants distributed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for Fiscal Year 2011.

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"As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced imaging technology, canine teams and pat downs, among others. As always, we remind the public to remain vigilant and report suspicious activity to local law enforcement."

Dept of Homeland Security on increased security precautions

“As a precaution, DHS has taken a number of steps to enhance security. Some of these security measures will be visible while others will not. The public may recognize specific enhancements including heightened cargo screening and additional security at airports. Passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of security layers that include explosives trace […]

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FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the interagency Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group, today issued a draft of the National Disaster Recovery Framework — focused onengaging state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit partners, the private sector, and the public to enhance the nation’s ability to recovery […]

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Big Island scoop for emergency food, shelter programs

Big Island scoop for emergency food, shelter programs

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono has announced the awarding of $485,827 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant funding to help island agencies feed the hungry, shelter the homeless as well as prevent hunger and homelessness during next fiscal year. This federal grant is being awarded through the Department Homeland Security’s Emergency Food and […]

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Proposed standards for private sector preparedness; comments deadline Nov. 15

Proposed standards for private sector preparedness; comments deadline Nov. 15

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced new proposed standards for a 9/11 Commission-recommended program for the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies. “Preparedness is a shared responsibility and everyone — including businesses, universities and non-profit organizations — has a role to play,” Napolitano said. “Ensuring our private […]

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Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

Veterans Web site highlights employment, contracting opportunities

MEDIA RELEASE A new Web site designed to provide a one-stop location for veterans and veterans organizations to learn about Department of Homeland Security’s many veteran outreach initiatives and hiring and contracting opportunities has been unveiled. “This new Web site reflects the shared commitment across the Department to hiring American veterans,” DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano […]

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced new directives to enhance and clarify oversight for searches of computers and other electronic media at U.S. ports of entry—a critical step designed to bolster the Department’s efforts to combat transnational crime and terrorism while protecting privacy and civil liberties.

“Keeping Americans safe in an increasingly digital world depends on our ability to lawfully screen materials entering the United States,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The new directives announced today strike the balance between respecting the civil liberties and privacy of all travelers while ensuring DHS can take the lawful actions necessary to secure our borders

Secretary Napolitano announces new directives on border searches of electronic media

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced new directives to enhance and clarify oversight for searches of computers and other electronic media at U.S. ports of entry—a critical step designed to bolster the Department’s efforts to combat transnational crime and terrorism while protecting privacy and civil liberties. “Keeping Americans safe in an […]

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Honolulu Airport in latest Global Entry expansion

Honolulu Airport in latest Global Entry expansion

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced the expansion of the Global Entry initiative — a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification — to 13 additional airports across the United States. Global Entry expedites the customs […]

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DHS launches YouTube channel

DHS launches YouTube channel

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security has launched the DHS YouTube Channel and announced the redesign of www.DHS.gov — steps to enhance the Department’s Web presence, increase transparency and provide accurate, up-to-date information to the public. “Social media plays an increasingly large role in our engagement with the public, especially in the event of […]

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