In this document, Undersecretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans affirms and ratifies his prior delegable actions as Acting Secretary and certain delegable actions of others as limited herein.
Acting Secretary Chad Wolf
This January 11, 2021 order designates the order of succession for the Secretary of Homeland Security.
On January 11, the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans released a first-of-its-kind 2020 Economic Security Assessment. This innovative annual product identifies five key trends that shaped the global economic landscape in 2020, and identifies nine “critical domains” as essential to the ongoing operation and growth of the U.S. economy.
On January 11, then-Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf approved the Department’s first-ever Strategic Approach for Arctic Homeland Security, a landmark document that positions DHS to more effectively tackle emerging risks in the region as geopolitical interest and competition grows.
The Acting Secretary released a statement on the National Special Security Event designation for the inauguration of President-elect Biden.
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior, led by His Excellency Minister Lt. General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, provided a warm welcome to U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf in Manama on January 5-6, 2021.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Federal Protective Service (FPS). Founded in 1971, FPS is the law enforcement agency within DHS that protects public servants, and the people they serve, throughout our Nation.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf met with His Highness (H.H.) Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and His Excellency (H.E.) Qatari Prime Minister, and the Minister of Interior, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, to discuss 21st century regional solutions addressing overall critical infrastructure and cybersecurity opportunities to enhance safety and security.
"What transpired yesterday was tragic and sickening. While I have consistently condemned political violence on both sides of the aisle, specifically violence directed at law enforcement, we now see some supporters of the President using violence as a means to achieve political ends. This is unacceptable. These violent actions are unconscionable, and I implore the President and all elected officials to strongly condemn the violence that took place yesterday."
Acting DHS Secretary Chad F. Wolf signed multiple security cooperation agreements that focus on facilitating secure trade and travel with the Kingdom of Bahrain, to increase cooperation on border and cargo security.