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DHS Mission

Ready to Rise

The men and women at the Department of Homeland Security stand ready to rise to meet the next emerging threat that faces our Homeland.

Guiding Principles

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security holds five guiding principles that shape our mission.

DHS Personnel Security Info & Reference Materials

Information on policies, procedures, and general reference information related to personnel security at DHS. This information is provided to aid DHS’s industry partners, as well as the general public, in navigating the personnel security landscape when doing business with DHS.

Photo of the Week

The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the  DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.

We Are DHS

We are DHS. Every single day, across the country and around the world, the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security keep our nation secure, and our people safe. We celebrate our accomplishments. We honor our personnel. And we continue to do what is hard, in order to keep our nation safe. That’s all in a day at DHS.

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