DHS Investigation Leads to Three Indictments Against China-Based Chemical Manufacturing Companies and Employees for Fentanyl Trafficking

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas detailed efforts by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to disrupt the fentanyl precursor chemical supply chain. Working in concert with federal partners, HSI agents and CBP officers investigated and interdicted precursor chemicals that Mexican cartels were attempting to smuggle into the United States.

Homeland Security Advisory Council Meets and Reports Findings on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Workforce Adaptation, and the Homeland Security Grant Program

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas convened the fourth in-person meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). The Council discussed the Department’s progress on AI, workforce adaptation, and the Homeland Security Grant Program. Additionally, Secretary Mayorkas officially swore in Los Angeles Fire Chief Kristin M. Crowley to the Council, the second fire chief to sit on the HSAC, demonstrating that fires are increasingly a threat to homeland security.

DHS Awards $20 Million to 34 Organizations in Effort to Prevent Targeted Violence and Terrorism

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the award of 34 grants, totaling $20 million, through the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The TVTP Grant Program, administered by the DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is the sole U.S. federal government grant program dedicated to helping local communities develop and strengthen their capabilities in combatting targeted violence and terrorism.

Alerting is a Local Decision

The IPAWS Office continues to receive reports that Alerting Authorities (AAs) declined to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to alert and warn the public, because the incident did not meet FEMA emergency requirements.
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