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How to Join the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)

How to Join HSINHSIN access is based on nomination and acceptance into one or more HSIN communities. If you are not currently a HSIN user, please send an email to HSIN@hq.dhs.gov to request access to HSIN and include the information listed below. The application will be reviewed by the sponsoring organization of the requested HSIN community.

  • First and last name
  • Valid email address
  • Requested Community or field of interest
  • Reason for access

After your need for HSIN access has been verified and you have been nominated and invited to join HSIN, you will be asked to complete your registration and the identity proofing process. Finally, your account information is reviewed by a validator who will confirm your access to HSIN and the requested HSIN community. You will be notified via email when your account has been approved.


Learn more by reading the annual reports, fact sheets, and case studies.

If you are a current HSIN user and would like access to an additional HSIN Community, you can visit the HSIN Community Directory, which is linked in the navigation bar on HSIN Central under "Partners." The HSIN Community Directory lists all active communities on HSIN including their requirements for membership as well as a link to Request Access. This is the easiest way for current HSIN users to request access to other communities.

For general information, contact the HSIN Outreach Team via email at HSIN@hq.dhs.gov.

If you are experiencing problems with your HSIN account, contact the HSIN Help Desk at 866-430-0162 or via email at HSIN.HelpDesk@hq.dhs.gov.

Last Updated: 12/17/2021
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