Nevada Leaders Urging Dept of Homeland Security to Modify It’s Risk Formula

Senator Dean Heller, Governor Brian Sandoval and the entire Nevada congressional delegation urged the Department of Homeland Security to modify its risk formula, to better reflect the threats posed to high volume tourist cities like Las Vegas. In a letter sent to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the group requested that DHS reconfigure its Urban Area Security Initiative grant program, , and reassess the “Risk Profile” for the Las Vegas area, which currently does not take into consideration a locality’s tourism economy. They also say in light of the October 1st tragedy that took the lives of 58 people at a country music festival, and continued threats posed by foreign terror organizations, we believe this formula must accurately assess each city’s vulnerability, threat, and consequence of a terrorist attack.