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Office of Policy: Organization


Office of Policy Development ensures a coordinated approach to the unique policy challenges faced by the Department is adopted and advocated within its components and ensures that Department interests are effectively portrayed in national and international policy making apparatuses.


Office of Strategy, Planning, Analysis and Risk develops analytically driven, high-impact products that improve DHS and homeland security enterprise strategic direction, integration, and decision-making; and designs and refines DHS processes necessary for the strategic management of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) missions and for DHS strategy, planning, and analysis to have the intended, beneficial impact on homeland security activities. Within SPAR Immigration Statistics leads the development of statistical information useful to make decisions and the analyze the effects of immigration in the United States.


Office of International Affairs  plays a central role in developing the Department’s strategy for pushing the Department’s mission overseas and actively engage foreign allies to improve international cooperation for immigration policy, visa security, aviation security, border security and training, law enforcement, and cargo security.


Office for State and Local Law Enforcement leads the coordination of DHS-wide policies related to state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement’s role in preventing acts of terrorism and serves as the primary liaison between DHS and non-Federal law enforcement agencies across the country.


Private Sector Office  provides America’s private sector with a direct line of communication to the Department of Homeland Security, utilizes information received from the private sector, and promotes Department policies to the private sector.


Homeland Security Advisory Council  leverages the experience, expertise, and national and global connections of its members to provide the Secretary real-time, real-world, sensing and independent advice to support decision-making across the spectrum of homeland security operations.


Office of Integration and Implementation ensures the coordinated development of all policy matters before the Department.  Supports the Secretary in the identification, development, and implementation of the Department's policy objectives.  Regularly interacts with the entities within the Department

Last Published Date: June 29, 2015

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