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Economic Security

America’s economic prosperity, and the world’s, depend increasingly on the flow of goods and services, people and capital, and information and technology across our borders. The systems that make these flows possible are targeted for exploitation by adversaries, including terrorists and criminals.

DHS plays a role in identifying vulnerabilities to our nation’s economic security and collaborating to secure global systems.

Collaborating to Secure the Global Supply Chain

DHS works with international partners and the private sector to secure global systems of travel and trade in many ways – including by developing and helping implement global standards for aviation security and container security, and by sharing information with partners to help identify potential terrorists before they strike. At the same time, DHS safeguards privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties.

The National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security focuses on the worldwide network of transportation, postal, and shipping pathways, assets, and infrastructures, including communications and information infrastructures. It provides strategic guidance to departments and agencies within the U.S. government and identifies how we can build on cooperation with all stakeholders, including other governments and the private sector.

Last Published Date: July 5, 2019

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May 25

For months, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has taken on the challenges presented by COVID-19. Thanks to our workforce’s efforts across its components DHS has facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

May 25

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf will travel to Jacksonville, FL to meet with industry and local leaders as we enter into the reopening of the economy.

May 18

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues its mission to protect the homeland during the COVID-19 pandemic. DHS is committed to making sure our critical infrastructure and supply chains remain strong, while also monitoring ongoing threats.

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