Since the Department's creation, the goal is simple: one DHS, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations.
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 role in this effort. Since the Department's creation, the goal is simple: one DHS, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations.
We are implementing a series of wide-ranging efficiency initiatives that leverage the economies of scale in our Department in order to recover hundreds of millions of dollars and create a culture of responsibility and fiscal discipline. DHS has taken significant steps to create a unified and integrated Department that will enhance our performance by focusing on:
- transparency, and
- leadership development