About HOMELAND SECURITY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

The US Department of Homeland Security exists to keep America safe. Created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the department is devoted to keeping the US safe from natural and man-made disaster. Its activities include domestic nuclear detection, intelligence coordination, and protection of high-level government officials. The department's structure includes agencies for citizenship and immigration services, customs and border protection, emergency response and recovery ( FEMA ), and science and technology research. The US Department of Homeland Security has more than 240,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $55 billion.

Operations

The US Department of Homeland Security operates through about 14 divisions and departments. Some of the most well known include the Coast Guard , the United States Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Citizenship and Immigration Services , the Federal Emergency Management Agency , and the Transportation Security Administration .

Strategy

The US Department of Homeland Security's strategy for protecting the country stretches across five main areas. Its ongoing mission is to prevent terrorism and enhance security; secure and manage the borders of the US; enforce and administer immigration laws; and protect and safeguard cyberspace. The company also administers relief to disasters, and it provides additional support to the nation's economic security.

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HOMELAND SECURITY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF

245 Murray Ln Sw
Washington, DC 20528-1002
Phone: 1 (202) 282-8000

Stats

  • Employer Type: Government Agency
  • Technology: Laura Downey
  • Director of Security: Tamara Hutchinson
  • Account Manager: John Sobczak
  • Employees: 216,000

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC