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Student visa proposal could hinder U.S. competitiveness

In an effort to crack down on international students and scholars who overstay their visas, the Trump administration is seeking to implement a new...
THE RHODE ISLAND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY has awarded $150,000 in security-improvement grants to five nonprofits.

R.I. awards $150,000 for nonprofits to improve security against terrorism

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency has awarded $150,000 in grants to improve security at five local nonprofit groups that are at a...
U.S. SEN. JACK REED, D-R.I., announced with other members of the Ocean State's congressional delegation that the Narragansett and West Warwick fire departments will receive a combined $289,720 from federal programs to train personnel and purchase equipment. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS

R.I. to receive $7.5M in federal grants to improve emergency response,...

WASHINGTON – The state of Rhode Island will receive $7.5 million from the federal Department of Homeland Security to help local government agencies and...
SHUTDOWN: Federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue from the partial government shutdown. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Shutdown puts $200M a day in federal contracts at risk

NEW YORK - If recent history is any guide, federal contractors could be out more than $200 million a day in lost or delayed revenue...

RIEMA introduces device-charging kiosks

CRANSTON – The R.I. Emergency Management Agency has introduced five public mobile-device charging kiosks throughout the state. The kiosks, funded by the Department of Homeland...

5 R.I. nonprofits awarded $128K to protect against terrorist attacks

PROVIDENCE – Five nonprofits in Rhode Island were awarded a total of $128,000 in federal grants through the fiscal 2018 Department of Homeland Security’s...

Gorbea provides update on elections administration, cybersecurity improvements

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea recently met with political and civic leaders to provide an update on improvements made in elections...
THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY granted the R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles an extension on coming into compliance with the REAL ID Act, which establishes a minimum security standard for state-issued driver's licenses and identification cards.

R.I. DMV gets extension on ID compliance law

CRANSTON – The R.I. Division of Motors Vehicles received an extension on its deadline to comply with the REAL ID Act by the Department...

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