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Chemical Security

Securing our Nation’s chemical sector infrastructure is crucial to our economic prosperity, national security, and public health and safety.

Several thousand U.S. chemical facilities—from small companies to national laboratories—use, manufacture, store, transport, or deliver chemicals in a complex, global chain that affect other critical infrastructure sectors. From computer chips for biotechnology devices to the development of synthetic fibers that make firefighters clothes water and heat resistant, chemicals are used in the products and processes that impact our daily lives.

DHS has developed voluntary and regulatory programs and resources to help stakeholders—private industry, public sector, and law enforcement—secure chemical facilities from many threats: cyber attacks, biohazards, insider threats, and theft and diversion for use in chemical or explosive weapons. Enhancing security and resilience across the chemical sector requires a collaborative effort.

Last Published Date: May 23, 2018

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Dec 7

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen today announced the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. 

Aug 21

Did you know the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is one of two agencies responsible for defending America’s agriculture and food system from disaster?

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