Kathryn Coulter Mitchell was appointed the Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology (S&T) on May 5, 2021. As the science advisor to the Homeland Security Secretary, Ms. Coulter Mitchell heads the research, development, innovation and testing and evaluation activities in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) operational Components and first responders across the nation.
William N. Bryan assumed the role of Under Secretary (Acting) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate on May 30, 2017. As the science and technology advisor to the DHS Secretary, Mr. Bryan leads the research, development, innovation and testing and evaluation activities in support of DHS operational components and first responders across the nation. Prior to joining S&T, Mr. Bryan was the President of ValueBridge International’s Energy Group in Reston, Virginia.
Today, we mark the 6th Annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science, but we honor them and reap the benefits of their work every day of the year.
Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf and Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary (SOPDDS) Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II are lawfully performing their current roles at DHS under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
"As the reader reaches the Report’s conclusion, he is left with the sinking and inescapable feeling that something is afoot in the swamp.”
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf issued a statement regarding the DHS Implementation Plan for the U.S. Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security to address problems faced by women and girls in conflict and disaster-affected areas around the world.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Pete Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Resumes for individuals who entered into a position at DHS as “political appointees” and career employees who have been detailed into a leadership office or component front office since March 23, 2017.
On April 15, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced his designation of John P. Sanders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Chief Operating Officer, as the senior official performing the functions and duties of the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
On April 11, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan designated David P. Pekoske, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator, senior official performing the duties of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary. Patricia Cogswell, TSA’s Acting Deputy Administrator, will oversee day-to-day operations at TSA and continue to focus on TSA’s mission and priorities.