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Strategic Planning

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 fulfills the GPRA Modification Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-352) and the Office of Management and Budget’s Circular A-11, Part 6 (2013) requirement for all Federal departments and agencies to publish an Agency Strategic Plan.  The FY20-24 Strategic Plan articulates the Department’s missions and goals, the strategies we employ to achieve each goal, and long-term performance measures that we use to evaluate our progress.

The DHS Strategic Plan comprehensively reflects the Department’s complex mission. Every day, each operator and employee across the Department advances the strategic goals and objectives contained herein to keep Americans safe, secure, and resilient. The DHS Strategic Plan establishes a common framework to analyze and inform the Department’s management decisions, including strategic guidance, operational requirements, budget formulation, annual performance reporting, and mission execution. Along with the DHS Strategic Plan, DHS also conducts the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, which identifies strategic homeland security priorities based on extensive analysis and stakeholder engagement. Together, these documents inform internal operations and our interactions with Congress, interagency counterparts, and the American public.

In addition to our underlying core values and guiding principles, there are six overarching homeland security missions that make up our strategic plan:

Last Updated: 11/10/2021
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