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About DHS

The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the hard work of more than 260,000 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, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

  • Budget & Performance

    Documentation of how effectively DHS performs its mission and provides stewardship of resources.

  • Contact Us

    Look up email and mailing addresses, telephone numbers, help-desk support for web applications, instructions on how to report incidents, and more.

  • Digital Strategy

    We are making it easier to use departmental data to improve the quality of services to the American people and develop products that promote innovation.

  • Do Business with DHS

    Learn how to work with DHS, how we assist small businesses, and about our policies, regulations, and business opportunities.

  • Employee Resources

    Resources for employees of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • History

    The Department of Homeland Security was established in 2002, combining 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified, integrated Cabinet agency.

  • Homeland Security Careers

    Challenge your mind and use your skills and talents with a DHS career. Our employees play a vital role to secure our country and preserve our freedoms.

  • Laws & Regulations

    Laws are passed by Congress and signed by the President. Regulations are issued to carry out the intent of enacted legislation.

  • Leadership

    List of senior leaders at the Department.

  • Mission

    With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

  • Organization

    The list of all Operational and Support Components that make up the Department along with our organization chart and the list of senior leadership.

  • Plain Writing at DHS

    Plain writing is used to effectively communicate to the DHS community.

Last Updated: 06/11/2024
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