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Homeland Security

A Day in the Life of Homeland Security

On the 8th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security, our nation is more secure than it was two years ago, and more secure than when DHS was founded. Every day, DHS works with first responders, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, community groups, international partners and the private sector to secure our nation and to counter the evolving threats we face. Securing our homeland requires our constant vigilance, hard work, and determination to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other threats.

Below is a sampling of what the men and women of DHS do over the course of a typical day — working across the country and around the world — to keep Americans safe and secure.

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