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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: July 2, 2021

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Sep 9

We mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and mourn the nearly 3,000 lives taken too soon. The people who perished in the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville—including the heroic first responders who gave their lives to help others—left behind loved ones and communities who were never again the same. In the years since, more than 2,000 more were lost to 9/11-related illnesses as a result of working in hazardous conditions during recovery operations. We honor their lives and their memory on this solemn occasion, and mourn what we all lost on that terrible day.  

Aug 19

The sobering images coming from Afghanistan and the impact they have on those who have so bravely and honorably served the United States in uniform or as part of combat missions cannot be understated. As a veteran who served in Iraq and spent time on the ground in Afghanistan, I deeply understand the mixed reactions one may feel.

Aug 13

After consulting with the Intelligence Community and our law enforcement partners, I have issued a new National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin that provides an overview of the heightened threat environment across the United States.

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