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Homeland Security to introduce REAL ID Act identification provisions

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released an update on how it’s enforcing the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, an act that establishes a procedure and standards for identification that can be used for official purposes at the federal level; the law’s enforcement started being implemented in stages last year, and the DHS has promised updates on the process throughout. Read More »

Dept. of Homeland Security welcomes new members to advisory council

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas swore in the newest members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council at a meeting that discussed a range of homeland security-related issues. The HSAC is a federal advisory committee that works with the Department of Homeland Security to provide the department’s secretary with informed recommendations and advice. Read More »

Homeland Security establishes office to combat violent extremism

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson announced the creation of the Office for Community Partnerships, which will be dedicated to countering violent extremism through community partnerships. Part of the Department of Homeland Security, the office will build relationships and promote trust in local U.S. communities as they seek to undercut terrorist narratives. Read More »