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Our blog provides an inside-out view of what we do every day at DHS.

  • DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking observes World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    Tomorrow, we recognize World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an international day to raise awareness about the prevalence of human trafficking, the plight of trafficking victims, and how to better protect their rights.

  • Sun Safety Essentials

    Sun safety is always in season, no matter the weather. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays reflect off surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow and can reach you on cloudy and cool days. It is important to protect your skin from excess sun exposure year round to prevent sunburn, premature skin aging, eye damage, and skin cancer, the most common of all cancers.

  • Does DHS Really Have Customers?

    “Customer experience” describes what happens when people or organizations interact with government services. If we focus on the goals of the person as they with our services, it’s easy to to improve the experience they have.

  • Executive Director E. Darlene Bullock, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Announces Second Large Business Prime Contractor-Small Business Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event

    To support Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government, and the core mission of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) of maximizing prime and subcontracting opportunities for small businesses, the OSDBU is hosting its next virtual Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event (VOME) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 focusing on small businesses with socioeconomic status (HUBZone, Women-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and Small Disadvantaged Businesses).

  • The new DHS Intel App

    DHS recently launched a new mobile application—DHS Intel—designed to deliver and share timely intelligence information with law enforcement and first responders across the country. Today, many of us consume information from news feeds, blogs, social media, podcasts and a variety of other sources on our mobile phones; however, until last month, most intelligence information was either sent via e-mail distro lists or viewed on sites optimized for desktops and laptops. Now, this information is available on-the-go for state, local, territorial, tribal (SLTT), campus, and federal partners who rely on intelligence to keep the country safe. 

  • DHS Earns Prestigious Award in Financial Reporting for the Ninth Consecutive Year

    For the ninth consecutive year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has earned the prestigious Certificate of Excellence in Accountability (CEAR) Award for financial reporting.

  • UAT vs. Usability Testing

    While it might feel like UAT and usability testing are interchangeable terms or that if you’re doing one, that should suffice for user input, they’re actually different  tools for learning about the effectiveness of a digital product.  Each method provides value towards delivering effective, human-centered products or services.

  • 17th Annual Small Business Award Winners

    I am pleased to announce the recipients of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Small Business and Small Business Advocate Awards.  Each year, the Department recognizes small business contractors and DHS staff for their exemplary performance from the prior fiscal year

  • DHS Honors Fallen Law Enforcement During National Police Week 2022

    During National Police Week, DHS honored law enforcement officers who served our communities and country.

  • DHS’s Approach to Solving Complex Problems with Innovative Solutions

    The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) supports the Department’s missions by securing and protecting resources for DHS. To better accomplish our mission, OCFO is pushing the envelope in developing new, innovative ways to process, aggregate, analyze, share, and collect data to make better informed decisions.

Last Updated: 11/13/2021
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