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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: February 25, 2019

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Apr 7

Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf of Homeland Security thanks FEMA employees for leading the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the continued safety of the American people.

Apr 6

The Department of Homeland Security’s efforts across its components last week have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to confronting COVID-19 and slowing the spread to keep Americans safe. FEMA is leading the way by carrying out an approach that is locally executed, state managed, and federally supported.

Mar 27

In this video, Acting Secretary Chad Wolf thanks you, the men and women of DHS, for your brave and tireless work to fight against the spread of coronavirus and to protect the homeland. The Acting Secretary discusses all the measures that the Department is taking to ensure your safety during this crisis and emphasizes that we are all one team, have one mission, and are one DHS.​​

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