The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
Secretary Janet Napolitano oversees the third largest Cabinet department and leads our nation's efforts to secure our country from terrorism to natural disasters.
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Challenge your mind and use your skills with a DHS career. Our employees play a vital role to secure our country and preserve our freedoms.
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DHS combined 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated cabinet agency when it was established in 2002.
Public laws are passed by Congress and signed into law by the President. Regulations are issued to carry out the intent of legislation enacted by Congress.
Our duties are wide-ranging, but our goal is clear: a safer, more secure America, which is resilient against terrorism and other potential threats.
Our organization chart, the list of senior leadership of the Department and how DHS is organized.