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Economic Security Overview

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 19, 2015

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