Welcome to The Blog @ Homeland Security, a new way for us to offer an inside-out view of what we’re doing every day to secure our nation. Our efforts, from border security to cybersecurity, counterterrorism programs to preparedness and response efforts for natural disasters, airport security to naturalizing thousands of new citizens each year, affect every American. Secretary Janet Napolitano works every day to strengthen these and many other initiatives, unifying the department behind a common mission and set of principles.
The Secretary outlined our overarching responsibilities and priorities in a recorded message to department employees last week in the video below, and we wanted to kick things off by sharing it with you. We’ll be posting more about how these priorities impact our daily operations in the coming days, but this blog’s primary mission focuses on one simple goal: transparency.
We’ll of course keep you up-to-date on the Secretary’s activities and the department’s public events. We’ll feature the efforts of our front line workforce and bring first glimpses of the technology we’re developing and deploying to support our efforts.
We also want to hear from you. Our comment policy allows for a direct and open dialogue on each post. We’ll look for your feedback and suggestions along the way, incorporating them into this growing effort.
We’ll continue to update The Leadership Journal, the policy-based companion to The Blog that features the department’s leadership and issues that drive and influence our mission. Check out the Secretary’s latest Leadership Journal.
Look for frequent updates to both, and let us know how we’re doing.