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  5. What Does DHS Do?

What Does DHS Do?

DHS helps our country by:

  • Helping When Disaster Strikes

    Whether it’s a hurricane, an earthquake, a flood, or a terrorist attack—when an emergency happens DHS is there, working side-by-side with local leaders and residents to help communities respond and recover.

  • Protecting Our Economy

    The economy is made up of buyers and sellers and includes all the things that we make in our factories and sell to other countries, and the things we buy from other countries.

  • Protecting U.S. Borders

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) protects our country’s borders and manages the flow of people and products into and out of the United States. Here are some of the ways they do this.

  • Securing Cyberspace and Critical Infrastructure

    CISA, which stands for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, is in charge of protecting the United States from attacks on our important, computer-connected things—our critical infrastructure.

  • Stopping Terrorism and Homeland Security Threats

    A big part of the DHS mission is to stop terrorists from attacking us before they can start. DHS has some very smart people working behind the scenes to make sure we stay two steps ahead of the terrorists.

Last Updated: 02/11/2022
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