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The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as part of a determined national effort to safeguard the United States against terrorism. The Department became the third-largest federal department, bringing together 22 different federal agencies, each with a defined role in this effort. Since the Department's creation, the goal is simple: one DHS, with integrated, results-based operations.

Last Published Date: June 11, 2020

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Jun 9

Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas recently sat down for a one-on-one conversation with FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, the first female to hold the title since FEMA's inception. The leaders discuss not only important topics like emergency preparedness and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but also delve into the personal: family, favorite self-care, and finally, a few new favorite hobbies.

Jun 8

On Friday, June 4, at 8:45am, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas raised the LGBTQ+ Pride flag for the first time in DHS history. On the St. Elizabeths campus in the District of Columbia, the Secretary and DHS staff proudly gathered in front of the ceremonial entrance for this momentous occasion.   

May 26

DHS S&T announced the award of 29 competitive research contracts to 25 small businesses across the United States to participate in Phase I of the DHS Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

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