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Mission Centers

Mission Centers serve as the Department’s center of gravity for intelligence-driven integration of analysis, technology, skills, and functions to counter the most critical threats facing the Homeland today.

Each Mission Center is tasked with a topical mission goal focused on mitigating enduring threats to the homeland. Mission Centers collect information to address DHS and national intelligence priorities and provide available reporting gathered by our Components and State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) partners to the Intelligence Community (IC) and other customers. Many of our Mission Centers utilize the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) to share sensitive, but unclassified information. This network is used to manage operations, analyze data, send alerts and share the information that is necessary to ensure our Homeland is safe, secure, and resilient.

Map of the United States with an overlay describing the five mission centers and how they work with the private sector, international partners, department intelligence, Non-Title 50, Intelligence Community, and State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Partners. Counterterrorism Mission Center, Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center, Cyber Mission Center, Counterintelligence Mission Center, Economic Security Mission Center.


  • Provide customers timely, relevant and actionable intelligence for operational and policy level decision making
  • Bring IC capabilities and intelligence to the DHS Homeland Security Enterprise
  • Mitigate the dynamic and sophisticated adversaries that threaten our homeland
  • Leverage DHS-unique data, fused with IC data for DHS mission use
  • Integrate intelligence across DHS and the IC
  • Develop collection platforms and requirements needs across DHS
  • Provide key intelligence support to State, Local, Tribal, Territorial and Private Sector partners

Counterintelligence Mission CenterThe Counterintelligence Mission Center (CIMC) promotes a departmental approach to the current and emerging counterintelligence threats facing the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE) and the Intelligence Community (IC). We collect and deliver intelligence on threats posed by foreign adversaries and intelligence services and through integrated and coordinated efforts, we are able to effectively refine our response to such threats. We also work closely with the larger DHS IE and our IC partners to identify large-scale threats, implement countermeasures and enhance resilience across intelligence networks.

Counterterrorism Mission CenterThe Counterterrorism Mission Center (CTMC) synthesizes and integrates counterterrorism (CT) intelligence to enable a unified departmental approach to protecting the Homeland from terrorism. We serve as the focal point for collaboration throughout the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE) by coordinating with our State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT), international, private sector and Intelligence Community (IC) partners. We produce all-source finished intelligence at the lowest classification possible to provide the CT decision advantage to the Secretary, the Department and our partners.  We also refine CT intelligence questions from customers, identify and manage comprehensive collection requirements and gaps and advocate for CT intelligence issues and equities across the interagency and the IC.

Cyber Mission CenterThe Cyber Mission Center (CYMC) is the Department’s premier provider for cyber threat analysis. We deliver finished intelligence to enable the Department’s mission of ensuring cybersecurity and resilience of the federal government, our State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) partners and critical infrastructure networks. We work to expand this capability while also evolving the DHS Intelligence Enterprise (IE) cyber program through closer integration across intelligence networks.

Economic Security Mission CenterThe Economic Security Mission Center (ESMC) provides intelligence to drive decisions and define the Department’s intelligence equities in the economic security space. We provide intelligence on threats to U.S. economic competitiveness, including intellectual property theft, supply chain threats, and illicit trade. Our intelligence informs foreign engagement, policy discussions, and other economic security decisions for federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, and private-sector partners. We also regularly interface with the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative, DHS Components, and our partners in the Intelligence Community (IC).

Transnational Organized Crime Mission CenterThe Transnational Organized Crime Mission Center (TOCMC) serves as the preeminent strategic center in DHS for integrated intelligence to counter transnational organized crime (TOC) networks and facilitators. We focus primarily on major drug smuggling organizations, transnational gangs, human smuggling, weapon trafficking, child exploitation, illicit trade and the movement of illicit proceeds on behalf of these criminal enterprises. We also assess TOC exploitation outside of the United States and provide opportunity analysis to support engagements with our foreign partners.

Last Updated: 12/17/2021
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