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Secretary Johnson Announces New DHS Mission Statement

 “With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.”I am pleased and proud to release to the public today our new mission statement for the Department of Homeland Security: “With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.”

DHS Significantly Reduces Outstanding Inspector General Recommendations

The Department of Homeland Security depends on its strongest asset – its people – to fulfill its diverse and important missions. Every day, the men and women of this Department work together to ensure that our programs, operations, and other activities are running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We’ve made great strides to improve what we do, be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and uphold the public trust. One measure of our success in this regard is our significant reduction in the number of open recommendations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG). By implementing better practices and resolving the OIG’s recommendations, DHS has become a more responsive and effective agency.

Statement by Secretary Jeh C. Johnson on Sustaining Clean Audit for Third Year

I am pleased to announce that 2015 marks the third year in a row that the Department of Homeland Security has received a clean audit opinion of the Department’s financial statements from an independent auditor, working in conjunction with our Office of Inspector General. Essentially, this opinion says that our financial statements are accurate.

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