Below are a variety of topics handled by the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS works with the academic community - including school administrators, faculty, and students - on a range of issues.
Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful trade and travel, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty.
Managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States’ lawful immigration system is one of the most generous in the world.
Safeguarding civil rights and civil liberties is elemental to all the work we do at DHS.
Critical infrastructure describes the physical and cyber systems and assets that are so vital to the United States that their incapacity or destruction would have a debilitating impact on our physical or economic security or public health or safety.
Our daily life, economic vitality, and national security depend on a stable, safe, and resilient cyberspace.
Whatever the disaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, leads the federal government’s response as part of a team of responders.
America’s economic prosperity, and the world’s, depends increasingly on the flow of goods and services, people and capital, and information and technology across our borders.
A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest priorities at the Department of Homeland Security.
No matter what the emergency, communications remain a vital component to keeping America safe, secure, and resilient.
Since the Department's creation, the goal is simple: one DHS, with integrated, results-based operations.
DHS has unique career opportunities to serve your country, and reward your skills and talents.
Human trafficking is a crime and a form of modern-day slavery. DHS is working to end it.
The mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national security and public safety.
We work closely with our international partners to advance physical and economic security around the globe.
Law enforcement partners at the state, local, tribal and territorial levels are essential to our nation’s domestic defense against terrorism. They are this country’s eyes and ears, and the first line of detection and prevention.
Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is the reason DHS was created, and remains our highest priority.
The DHS Privacy Office is responsible for evaluating the Department programs, systems, and initiatives for potential privacy impacts, and providing strategies to reduce the privacy impact.
DHS works with all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens to make our nation more resilient to acts of terrorism, cyber attacks, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.
The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is the Department’s primary research and development arm and manages science and technology research, from development through transition, for the Department's operational components and first responders.
TSA employs a risk-based strategy to secure U.S. transportation systems, working closely with transportation sector stakeholders, as well as the partners in the law enforcement and intelligence community.