U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Facebook: Music in Common

Music in Common in Sheffield, Massachusetts was awarded a $159,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in January to help young overcome cultural divides. But in June, the department — now under the Trump administration — rescinded the grant, which the group heavily relied on. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with the group’s executive director, Todd Mack.

Senator Chuck Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says the Department of Homeland Security must work faster to begin testing explosive detectors that can sense compounds that have been used in recent extremist attacks.

Six Republican members of the New York congressional delegation banded together for Tuesday’s vote to support funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year. They say cutting off funding in retaliation for President Obama’s executive action on immigration was inappropriate.

Bill Owens: A DHS Shutdown

Feb 25, 2015

The recent threat to shut down the Department of Homeland Security for those of us in the North Country, given our proximity to the US/Canadian border and our dependence upon it, is truly troubling.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.

He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.

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Vermont's Norwich University is getting $9.9 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue working on a cyber-warfare gaming system.

Obama: NYC Official 'Well-Qualified' For DHS Post

Jul 17, 2013

President Barack Obama says New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would be "well-qualified" to run the Department of Homeland Security.

Kelly has been floated as a possible replacement for outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. She's leaving to take over the University of California system.

Obama didn't confirm whether he is actively considering nominating Kelly, saying the commissioner "might be very happy where he is." But Obama says if Kelly isn't, he'd want to know about it because Kelly would be well-qualified for the Homeland Security post.

Westchester Begins Bus Security Campaign

Apr 19, 2013
Westchester County, Office of the County Executive

A new advertising campaign in a county in New York’s Hudson Valley calls for citizen vigilance.