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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: July 5, 2019

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Nov 10

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf gives featured remarks at the 2020 DHS Veterans Day Ceremony. Alongside Deputy Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. “Tex"  Alles and other DHS representatives, Acting Secretary Wolf thanks the 56,000 veterans who make up the DHS workforce, and the 19 million Americans who have proudly served our country in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Nov 2

Throughout the pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has stood ready to assist communities across the nation in the fight against COVID-19.

Oct 30

In an open letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey,Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf today called on Twitter to no longer obstruct Americans’ unalienable right to communicate with each other, their government, and its officials on the platform, because doing so endangers the national security. As an example of such “unjustified” and “disturbing” censorship, the Acting Secretary cited and condemned the company’s recent actions against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.

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