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DHS Jobs

DHS is made up of 14 different components, each with a special job to do.

  • Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD)

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    The DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) works to prevent attacks against the United States using a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

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    United States Customs and Border Protection watches over all of the borders of our great country—land and sea.

  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

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    CISA works behind the scenes making sure that the systems, networks and critical infrastructure Americans rely on are there when they need them.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is simple - to help people before, during and after disasters.

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

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    Did you know that DHS operates the biggest school in the country for policemen, detectives, Secret Service agents, Border Patrol agents, and other law enforcement professionals?

  • Federal Protective Service (FPS)

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    Who protects all 9,000 federal government buildings across the US? The Federal Protective Service (FPS)!

  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees work hard to protect our country from terrorists, drug traffickers, criminals, and other people who try to enter our country illegally.

  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

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    When you fly somewhere for vacation, and your family goes to the airport to get on the plane, who are the people in uniform who inspect your luggage and help you go through the x-ray machine?

  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

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    The Coast Guard is one of our nation's five military services, and is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government.

  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS)

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    When you think of the Secret Service, the agents who protect the President probably come to mind first. But did you know the Secret Service was originally formed (way back in 1865) to stop criminals from counterfeiting money and other goods?

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency responsible for lawful immigration.

Last Updated: 02/11/2022
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