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The Secretary's Awards 2014

The Secretary’s Awards honor the work, sacrifice and professional excellence of employees from components all across the Department of Homeland Security. These colleagues highlighted below have performed above and beyond the call of duty, responding in extraordinary ways to the challenges of protecting the homeland. These individuals have displayed a special dedication to the mission of homeland security, setting a sterling example for all 240,000 DHS employees who share their commitment to the Department and to the American people.

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Ebola Response

DHS, through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is engaged on a daily basis with its interagency partners to prepare for and respond to Ebola and other potential threats to public health.

DHS Announces Grant Allocation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Preparedness Grants

As part of the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced final allocations for seven FY 2013 DHS preparedness grant programs, including the Homeland Security Grant Program.

Written testimony of DHS OPA for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing titled “Why Can't DHS Better Communicate with the American People?”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Public Affairs Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Robert Jensen addresses the department’s commitment to communicating information to the department’s many partners in a way that is timely, accurate, transparent, and helps maintain confidence in the department’s work.

Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Visit to California

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to San Diego to view border security operations at the Southwest border, meet with state and local stakeholders, and discuss the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) on-going efforts to secure the border while facilitating lawful travel and trade.

Preview the Next Generation of www.DHS.gov

The Department of Homeland Security just redesigned its website and now you can take a look and offer your feedback before we officially launch the new website within the next two weeks and retire the old one.

Highlighting our Progress

The Department of Homeland Security and its many partners across the federal government, public and private sectors, and communities across the country and around the world have worked to build a new homeland security enterprise to better mitigate

Readout of Secretary Napolitano's Calls to Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan to express her condolences and offer any support necessary in the ongoing investigation into the shooting in Aurora, Colo. Secretary Napolitano reiterated the Administration’s support for the federal, state and local authorities who responded to this horrific event and the people of Aurora during this difficult time.

Statement by Secretary Napolitano on Colorado Shooting

“I am deeply saddened by the terrible shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies continue to respond to this horrific event and I have directed the Department of Homeland Security to provide any support necessary in the ongoing investigation. We are committed to bringing those responsible to justice. Our hearts and prayers go out to anyone impacted by this tragedy, especially the family and friends of those killed or injured.”

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