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Latest Progress in Open Government

Below, find the latest releases supporting Open Government at the Department of Homeland Security.

Office of Special Counsel Certification Program

The Department of Homeland Security is now in compliance with OSC’s 2302(c) Certification Program. The Department’s certification date was September 2016. Certifications are valid for three (3) years from certification date. This statutory obligation is reported annually to Congress, and tracked by U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency.

Visit OSC 2302(c) for an overview of the Certification Program.


The Department’s point of contact is:
James Gaughran
(202) 254-4092

DHS Retrospective Review Update

In accordance with OMB’s October 26, 2011 Guidance on Implementation of Retrospective Review Plans and Executive Order 13610, DHS prepared an update, which reports on DHS’s retrospective review efforts as of July 2016.  DHS prepared its last update in January 2016. The report outlines DHS’s efforts in implementing the DHS Final Plan for the Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations.

Download the DHS July 2016 Retrospective Review Plan Report.

Download the DHS Final Plan for the Retrospective Review of Existing Regulations.

DHS Customer Service Plan

As required by Executive Order 13571, Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service, DHS has developed this Customer Service Plan. The Plan's purpose is to highlight efforts currently underway that will improve DHS's customer service, while strengthening security.

Read the Customer Service Plan

Last Published Date: December 6, 2016

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