The Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) aims to be a champion for a transparent and efficient immigration benefits system administered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Our strategic plans help us to effectively carry out our mission through casework, stakeholder engagement, and policy recommendations.
On January 28, 2021, Deputy Undersecretary for the DHS Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans James McCament gave opening remarks at the Atlantic Council’s virtual workshop, entitled, "The Future of Homeland Security and Resilience in Today's Changing Threat Environment.”
The United States Strategy on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS Strategy), responding to the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, seeks to increase women’s meaningful leadership in political and civic life.
S&T Plan to Support Increased Public Access to the Results of Research Funded by the Federal Government
DHS recognizes that increased access to research data and information can encourage research collaboration and help successfully address the nation’s constantly evolving homeland security challenges. Increased access to releasable results of DHS research promotes development of a Homeland Security-related industrial base, increases the credibility of associated program managers, subject matter experts, researchers, contracted developers, sponsors and stakeholders in the scientific community.
DHS has published the March 2022 Integrated Strategy for High-Risk Management (Integrated Strategy). The Integrated Strategy provides an overview of progress made to address the Strengthening Department of Homeland Security Management Functions area on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) High-Risk List.
Written testimony of S&T Under Secretary for a joint subcommittee hearing of House Committee on Homeland Security and House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology titled “Strategy and Mission of the DHS Science and Technology Directorate”
U. S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers addresses how S&T, one of a handful of components in the Department created from whole cloth under the original Homeland Security Act of 2002, has grown in the last 11 years into a trusted partner for DHS operators and state, local, tribal, and territorial first responders.