Since I took office a little more than a year ago, I have made improving the leadership and management of this Department a top priority. By focusing on making long term, structural changes to the way DHS does business, we have been able to make significant progress towards this goal – including implementing my Unity of Effort initiative, establishing a Southern Border and Approaches Campaign, reforming our acquisitions process, improving cyber hygiene, and addressing key oversight recommendations. These reforms have improved our ability to serve the American people at the highest standard. I look forward to continued progress in this area under the leadership of our new Under Secretary for Management, Russell C. Deyo, whom I am confident will bring even greater effectiveness and efficiency to how we pursue our vital homeland security missions.
Homeland Security Enterprise
Thank you for the invitation to speak here.
I am truly impressed with the list of those who have preceded me in this lecture series, which include Presidents Carter and Reagan, both Presidents Bush, Vice President Mondale, Tom Donilon, Nelson Rockefeller, my former boss Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, Colin Powell, Leslie Stahl, Bob Dole, Robert and Ted Kennedy, Pat Moynihan, Barry Goldwater, Shirley Temple and Alf Landon himself. It is an honor to join this list. I believe I am the first Secretary of Homeland Security to do so.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson addresses the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget request for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson provides an overview of the progress being made at DHS.
One year ago the Department of Homeland Security embarked on Secretary Jeh Johnson’s “Unity of Effort” initiative, to begin to set the conditions for the Department to act in a more unified fashion.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Management Directorate (MGMT) Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, Chief Human Capital Officer Catherine Emerson addresses DHS’ efforts to enhance employee engagement.
On behalf of Secretary Jeh Johnson, who is currently traveling overseas, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of Lawrence Buckner, a Master Security employee contracted to the Federal Protective Service. Mr. Buckner died in the line of duty late last night at the Suitland Federal Facility in Maryland.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation.
On April 1, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., to attend the memorial service for two U.S. Coast Guard Cadets who passed away earlier this month.
This week, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with Vietnam Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang to discuss a range of global security-related priorities, and expanding homeland security cooperation between the United States and Vietnam. Secretary Johnson and Minister Quang discussed law enforcement cooperation, information sharing, transnational threats, maritime security collaboration, and cybersecurity.