Archive for November, 2008
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has enacted new rules changing the procedure for private aircraft to provide advance notice of their intended arrival or departure, and submit manifests of the persons on board. Private aircraft are defined as any aircraft, other than government or military, which are not engaged in carrying passengers or cargo for compensation. The new process is similar to the one currently in use by commercial aircraft and will standardize advance notice procedures for all CBP airports of entry.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff signed an agreement on new aviation preclearance security operations with Irish Minister of Transport Noel Dempsey. The agreement broadens U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operations in Shannon and Dublin, Ireland, to include full preclearance of commercial and private air passenger flights destined for the United States.
Secretary Chertoff and Irish Minister for Transportation Noel Dempsey spoke on the aviation preclearance agreement on November 17, 2008 in Washington, D.C.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to strengthen General Aviation (GA) security to further minimize the vulnerability of GA aircraft flights being used to deliver illicit materials, transport dangerous individuals or employ aircraft as a weapon.
This fact sheet explains the TSA's security standards for freight and passenger rail systems.
The Department of Homeland Security announced security standards for freight and passenger rail systems on November 13, 2008.
FEMA and the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding launched the second phase of a major Web site initiative on government transparency, showing what federal funding has been spent or set aside for the recovery of schools, hospitals, fire and police stations and other efforts.
General Douglas O’Dell, federal coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding, today announced a $7.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Labor for training workers for the high-skill, high-wage jobs New Orleans will provide in its growing economy.
On January 12, 2009, eligible citizens or nationals from all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries must obtain approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the United States under the VWP the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced on November 13, 2008. On Monday, November 17, 2008, DHS will formally announce the addition of seven allies to the list of countries authorized to participate in the VWP.
Remarks by Secretary Chertoff to the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 in San Diego, California.