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Secretary of Homeland Security

 

The Secretary of Homeland Security leads the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, the National Protection and Programs Directorate, and the Science and Technology Directorate.

Under the Secretary's leadership, DHS is responsible for counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, detection of and protection against chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to disasters.

Last Published Date: April 10, 2019

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May 21

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan met with the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) to discuss a range of homeland security issues and his priorities for the Department. The Acting Secretary then swore in two new members to the HSAC, Robert Bonner and Leon Fresco.

May 15

On May 14, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan met with Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nebojša Stefanović, at the Department of Homeland Security’s St. Elizabeths campus. The two discussed areas of mutual cooperation and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify and prevent terrorist travel and reduce illegal migration. 

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