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DHS Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB)

CEGB picture banner featuring several canine and equine images.

Our Focus

​The DHS Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB) facilitates the identification, development, and implementation of best practices across the Department while working to harmonize Component requirements for canines and equines. The Board's main objective is to ensure the Department can achieve greater policy coordination and implement innovative efficiencies that will ensure consistency and excellence for canine and equine programs throughout DHS.

Our Work

In May 2018, the Deputy Under Secretary for Management established the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Canine and Equine Governance Board (CEGB) to facilitate the identification, development, and implementation of best practices across the Department while working to harmonize Component requirements for canines and horses. The effort is led by the DHS Headquarters (HQ) Canine and Equine Oversight Program under the Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer (OCRSO).

The CEGB, chaired by the DHS Deputy Chief Readiness Support Officer, consists of Voting Members, SES-level or equivalent membership, for final approval and/or concurrence and Contributing Members, program managers and subject matter experts from impacted Components.

Ultimately, the CEGB will enable DHS to better meet mission requirements through greater Unity of Effort in ways that empower Components to efficiently deliver mission support and strengthen Department-wide capabilities.

Graphic displaying the different programs involved with the DHS Canine and Equine Programs

Management Directorate (MGMT)

  • Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer (OCRSO)
  • Office of Chief Security Officer (OCSO)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Agriculture
  • Office of Field Operations (OFO)
  • United States Border Patrol (USBP) 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
United States Secret Service (USSS)

K9 Memorial

Please click here to view the K9 Memorial - DHS acknowledges and appreciates the importance of the work of our canines. These loyal companions have spent their lives to further the DHS mission, and we honor the sacrifice of all our DHS fallen canines.

 

 

Contact: Hannah Choi, Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer, hannah.choi@hq.dhs.gov

Last Published Date: December 14, 2020

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