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Partnership and Engagement

Office of Partnership and Engagement coordinates the Department of Homeland Security’s outreach efforts with key stakeholders nationwide, ensuring a unified approach to external engagement.

About First Responders

The Support to the Homeland Security Enterprise and S&T strengthens the response to communities' abilities to protect the homeland and respond to disasters.

All DHS .gov Websites

Under the Executive Order on Customer Service, the .gov reform effort to improve federal websites is aimed at eliminating and improving websites that are redundant, outdated, hard to use or have poorly maintained content, which will ultimately improve the online experience with federal agencies. As part of this effort, a full listing of federal executive branch internet domains appears on

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark civil rights legislation that broke down age-old barriers to equality for millions of Americans with disabilities.  In the two decades since, we have learned that equal access for people with disabilities—to services, employment, buildings and programs—is best protected by thorough integration of their needs into ordinary, day-to-day activities.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) promotes that integration every day, through all our components and activities.  Some examples:

Honoring Our Veterans

As we honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans on this Veteran’s Day, I hope you’ll join me in honoring the tens of thousands of veterans who serve our country as members of Department of Homeland Security.

The Department’s Five Responsibilities

When President-elect Obama nominated me to become our country’s third Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, I was warned that the vast Department was too cumbersome to lead; that the 225,000-strong workforce was too big to manage; that

Efficiency Review

Today the Department took a major step forward to advance one of President Obama's most important goals – improving efficiency and transparency across the Federal government.


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