Around Town: White House, DOD Work with States to Remove Licensing Barriers for Spouses; Homeland Security Increasingly Relying on Partnerships with DOD, Nielsen Says

Around Town: White House, DOD Work with States to Remove Licensing Barriers for Spouses; Homeland Security Increasingly Relying on Partnerships with DOD, Nielsen Says

The Trump administration is continuing to work with states to ease licensing requirements that hamper military spouses striving to maintain their careers each time they move. While all 50 states and the District of Columbia have laws designed to lower the barriers for spouses who want to transfer their licenses, they are not uniform, reports Military.com. On Tuesday, Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, told a family forum at the 2018 Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting that she intends to talk to the National Governors Association about the issue early next year. … The Department of Homeland Security is increasingly collaborating with the military to deal with natural disasters, protect the nation’s borders, and respond to cyber and drone threats, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said this week at the AUSA annual meeting. “Partnerships used to be a ‘nice to have,’ but now they are a lifeline for Americans’ very survival. That is why DHS is deepening its ties across the military. We are coordinating our activities with [DOD] to better combat emerging threats, secure our borders and respond to natural disasters,” Nielsen said, reported Federal Times.

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