U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created after the September 11th attacks, making it the youngest U.S. cabinet department.  However, it is the third-largest cabinet with more than an estimated 240,000 employees with an annual budget of over $40 Billion.  Homeland Security is comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries.

Homeland Security responsibilities include:

  • Protect the Public
  • Border Security
  • Immigration & Customs
  • Cyber-Security
  • Disaster Prevention and Management

U.S. Department of Homeland Security is headed by:

  • Secretary of Homeland Security – Alejandro Mayorkas  (Wikipedia)
  • Deputy Secretary

Subordinate agencies are:

    1. Citizen & Immigration Services Ombudsman
    2. Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office
    3. Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
    4. Federal Protective Service
    5. Management Directorate
    6. National Protection and Programs Directorate
    7. Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
    8. Office of General Counsel
    9. Office of Legislative Affairs
    10. Office of Operations Coordination
    11. Office of Partnership & Engagement
    12. Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans
    13. Office of Public Affairs
    14. Office of the Inspector General
    15. Privacy Office
    16. Science & Technology Directorate
    17. Transportation Security Administration
    18. The United States Citizen and Immigration Services
    19. United States Coast Guard
    20. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    21. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    22. The United States Secret Service

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