Imperial Valley News
Imperial, California - El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents hosted a Citizens’ Academy designed to provide the “trainees” a first-hand look at Border Patrol operations.
Washington, DC - A former staff member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation was sentenced today to 38 months in prison for a wire fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia and Assistant Director in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.
DHS Announces Appointment of New Members of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee
Washington, DC - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of 28 new members to the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC). The HSSTAC provides scientific and technical advice to the Secretary and senior department leadership on matters related to the expansion of technological capabilities across the homeland security enterprise.
Fresno, California - Four men were indicted Thursday for their roles in a marijuana cultivation operation in the Sequoia National Forest, following a joint probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.
Washington, DC - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to lead in the use of green power according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Top 100 list of the largest green power users nationally. USDA ranked eighth among federal agencies and 92 among all sectors.
Obama Administration Names 9 Communities Chosen As Finalists for Pilot to Improve the Outcomes of Disconnected Youth
Washington, DC - The Obama Administration announced that nine communities will receive flexibility and start-up grants of up to $700,000 to implement innovative programs to improve outcomes for disconnected youth.