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Homeland Security Enterprise

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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Aug 6

Last week, our Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) team hosted two PIL Boot Camps for Industry. Like the pilot launch last year, our sessions this year were a great success! During the two interactive one‑day workshops, 171 industry participants, nominated by 17 industry associations, representing 139 diverse companies, joined the PIL team to learn about the innovative procurement techniques that foster a culture of procurement excellence where smart risk‑taking and innovation assure the Department of Homeland Security mission success.

Aug 2

On August 4, 1790, the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 ships to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue. This was the start of the long and illustrious history of the U.S. Coast Guard, the only branch of military service charged with enforcing our nation’s laws at sea and guarding her vast coastline. As our nation expanded its borders, the Coast Guard responsibilities expanded with it.

Jul 23

DHS S&T today announced a $10.5 million funding opportunity for a new DHS Center of Excellence (COE) to develop an Executive Master of Business Administration  program focused on security technology transition from federal research and development to operational use.

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