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News Archive From March, 2018

Tom Ridge: Technology used by the US for border security will help restore trust in society

In the months after the 9/11 terror attacks, those of us building the nascent Department of Homeland Security were seeking ways to better defend our borders – particularly our air and seaports. The US-VISIT program was created to protect the nation by providing biometric identification services that help federal, state and local government decision makers READ MORE

Governor Ridge Celebrates Founding and 15th Anniversary of DHS

“Proud to revisit the founding and mission of DHS today with Secretary Nielsen and so many important leaders who keep the Homeland Secure.” – Tom Ridge U.S. Customs and Border Protection Hosts DHS 15th Anniversary Event Formed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security, of which U.S. Customs READ MORE