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DHS Recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month with First-Time Commemorative Event

On Friday, June 4, at 8:45am, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas raised the LGBTQ+ Pride flag for the first time in DHS history. On the St. Elizabeths campus in the District of Columbia, the Secretary and DHS staff proudly gathered in front of the ceremonial entrance for this momentous occasion.   

Patents and Pending Patents

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, we wanted to highlight the women inventors working for DHS, both federal employees and contractors. To date, DHS has a total of eight women inventors who hold six patents. In addition, more than 20 inventions by DHS women are currently awaiting approval by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Celebrating DHS Women Inventors for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, we wanted to highlight the women of DHS who are inventors. To date, DHS has a total of eight women inventors who hold six patents. In addition, more than 20 inventions by DHS women are currently awaiting approval by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).  

Watch Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf Share a Special Message as Part of This Year’s Veterans Day Ceremony

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf gives featured remarks at the 2020 DHS Veterans Day Ceremony. Alongside Deputy Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. “Tex"  Alles and other DHS representatives, Acting Secretary Wolf thanks the 56,000 veterans who make up the DHS workforce, and the 19 million Americans who have proudly served our country in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Watch as DHS Celebrates the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th Birthday

On November 10, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 245th birthday. Following featured guests and the traditional cake cutting ceremony, watch Deputy Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. Alles (MajGen, USMC Ret.) speak to this momentous occasion.

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