Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Official page of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face.

This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.

Operating as usual

Meet Transportation Security Administration - TSA’s Robin January. Aside from providing support for her colleagues on da...
08/11/2021

Meet Transportation Security Administration - TSA’s Robin January. Aside from providing support for her colleagues on day-to-day issues & challenges in her role as a Communication Solutions Specialist, she has also partnered w/ Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport leadership to support the TSA ATL workplace.
https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories/employee-spotlight-robin-january

Meet Transportation Security Administration - TSA’s Robin January. Aside from providing support for her colleagues on day-to-day issues & challenges in her role as a Communication Solutions Specialist, she has also partnered w/ Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport leadership to support the TSA ATL workplace.
https://www.tsa.gov/about/employee-stories/employee-spotlight-robin-january

#WeAreDHS – and we are more than 240,000 public servants who safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values...
08/11/2021

#WeAreDHS – and we are more than 240,000 public servants who safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

ICYMI: Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working with Mex...
08/11/2021
ICYMI: ICE Discovers Sophisticated Subterranean Tunnel in California Near U.S.-Mexico Border

ICYMI: Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working with Mexican authorities, discovered a 183-foot long subterranean tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, near the international border. “Shutting down these tunnels is critical to stopping drug trafficking organizations and ensuring that illicit goods do not make their way into the United States.” - Secretary Mayorkas

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents, working with Mexican authorities, discovered a 183-foot long subterranean tunnel in Mexicali, Baja California, near the international border.

08/11/2021

Getting vaccinated is the number one way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the Delta variant.

Make your appointment today⬇️
Vaccines.gov

When reporting suspicious activity, it’s helpful to authorities if you describe the 5 Ws to help #LawEnforcement take ac...
08/11/2021

When reporting suspicious activity, it’s helpful to authorities if you describe the 5 Ws to help #LawEnforcement take action.

Learn more about how and what to report on the If You See Something, Say Something® campaign website: https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/how-to-report-suspicious-activity

When reporting suspicious activity, it’s helpful to authorities if you describe the 5 Ws to help #LawEnforcement take action.

Learn more about how and what to report on the If You See Something, Say Something® campaign website: https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something/how-to-report-suspicious-activity

#Ransomware is a growing threat. But how does it work? And what do you do if you’re hit with an attack? Learn more about...
08/11/2021
Ransomware FAQs | CISA

#Ransomware is a growing threat. But how does it work? And what do you do if you’re hit with an attack? Learn more about #ransomware ⬇

What is ransomware and how do malicious cyber actors use ransomware to attack their victims? Ransomware is an ever-evolving form of malware designed to encrypt files on a device, rendering any files and the systems that rely on them unusable. Malicious actors then demand ransom in exchange for decry...

Ready wants you to be prepared to spot the signs of heat-related illnesses: ✅Extremely high body temperature✅Red, hot an...
08/11/2021
Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov

Ready wants you to be prepared to spot the signs of heat-related illnesses:
✅Extremely high body temperature
✅Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat
✅Rapid, strong pulse
✅Dizziness, confusion or unconsciousness

Learn more

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Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven visited our DHS Headquarters this week where he met with Deputy Secretary Tien and visite...
08/10/2021

Admiral (Ret.) William McRaven visited our DHS Headquarters this week where he met with Deputy Secretary Tien and visited our new U.S. Coast Guard HQ building, named after Signalman First Class Douglas Munro--an American hero and the only Coast Guardsman to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

08/10/2021
We are DHS

Every day, more than 240,000 dedicated public servants carry out the #DHSMission in service to our Nation and our values. We work together as one, in close partnership with others, to more effectively secure our homeland. We are DHS.

08/10/2021

Transportation Security Administration - TSA precheck allows you to skip the line, keep your shoes on and leave the laptop in your bag. @TSA Pre✓® 👟💻

Visit tsa.gov/precheck to learn more about how to apply.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 's new director, Jen Easterly, was ceremonially sworn in this afternoon...
08/09/2021

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 's new director, Jen Easterly, was ceremonially sworn in this afternoon.

Director Easterly is a preeminent cybersecurity expert and proven leader with a career spanning military service, civil service, and private sector. Learn more ⬇️
https://www.cisa.gov/jen-easterly

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will test the national public alert a...
08/09/2021
FEMA, FCC Conducting System Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission will test the national public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 11. FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure.

WASHINGTON -- FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Today FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency announced nearly $5B for communities to prepare for extreme weather & cli...
08/09/2021
FACT SHEET: Biden Administration Announces Nearly $5 Billion in Resilience Funding to Help Communities Prepare for Extreme Weather and Climate-Related Disasters | The White House

Today FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency announced nearly $5B for communities to prepare for extreme weather & climate-related disasters:
➡️$1B for the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities program
➡️$3.46B for hazard mitigation
➡️$160M for flood mitigation

New Funding Opportunities Will Target Disadvantaged Communities While Creating Good-Paying Jobs Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing three pre-disaster funding opportunities to help states and communities prepare for major disasters that are costing lives and livelihoo...

08/09/2021

Americans who are fully vaccinated are less likely to be hospitalized by the Delta variant. Free, highly effective vaccines are available for everyone 12 and older.

Get yours today ⬇️
Vaccines.gov

08/09/2021
Cybersecurity 101

Everyone has a role to play in increasing our Nation’s cybersecurity.

Learn more about cyber hygiene, ransomware and more from Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Cybersecurity 101 video series ⬇️

Gain an understanding of ransomware, phishing, disinformation, and how to keep you and your organziation safe online. For more tips, visit cisa.gov

Wildfires are a threat across the West Coast. Now more than ever it’s important to #BeReady. ✅Evacuate if told to do so✅...
08/09/2021
Wildfires | Ready.gov

Wildfires are a threat across the West Coast. Now more than ever it’s important to #BeReady.
✅Evacuate if told to do so
✅Sign up for your community’s warning system
✅Have a plan if you need to evacuate
✅Find several ways to leave

Learn more⬇️
Ready.gov/wildfires

How to prepare for a wildfire, stay safe during a wildfire, and return home safely after a wildfire. Prepare for Wildfires Stay Safe During After a Wildfire Additional Resources Wildfires are unplanned fires that burn in natural areas like forests, grasslands or prairies. These dangerous fires sprea...

08/07/2021

This week U.S. Coast Guard celebrated 231 years of service to the Nation. Here at DHS, every day is Coast Guard Day.

We have made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19 with over half of the U.S. population fully vaccinated. ...
08/06/2021
Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you

We have made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19 with over half of the U.S. population fully vaccinated.

But there is still more work to do. Get vaccinated today to stop the spread of the Delta variant ⬇️

Vaccines.gov helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

DHS Week in Photos 📸 This week:✅ U.S. Coast Guard announced their new cyber strategic outlook✅Deputy Secretary John Tien...
08/06/2021

DHS Week in Photos 📸 This week:
✅ U.S. Coast Guard announced their new cyber strategic outlook
✅Deputy Secretary John Tien visited and thanked DHS staff in CA
✅U.S. Coast Guard celebrated their 231st Birthday
✅ An off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Agent rescued a man from a fire

Did you know that the United States Secret Service plays a key role in DHS’s cyber mission? To learn their best practice...
08/06/2021
United States Secret Service

Did you know that the United States Secret Service plays a key role in DHS’s cyber mission?

To learn their best practices to prepare for, prevent, and respond to #ransomware attacks, check it out ⬇️

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

In the wake of the Surfside tragedy, the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management was contacted by Miami Dade Police ...
08/06/2021
OBIM Biometric Examiners Identify 19 Victims of Surfside Building Collapse

In the wake of the Surfside tragedy, the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management was contacted by Miami Dade Police Department to assist in identifying victims. OBIM identified 19 victims, supporting recovery efforts and providing closure for families.

Read more ⬇️

As local, state, and federal agencies converged to assist in recovery efforts, the Miami-Dade Police Department contacted the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) Biometric Support Center (BSC) to help provide positive identification of residents during the recovery efforts.

We are building the next generation of cyber talent at DHS. Today at Black Hat USA, Secretary Mayorkas announced a new C...
08/06/2021
Secretary Mayorkas Delivers Keynote Address at Black Hat USA

We are building the next generation of cyber talent at DHS. Today at Black Hat USA, Secretary Mayorkas announced a new Cyber Talent Management System is coming soon to ensure we can compete more effectively with the private sector.

Learn more ⬇

DHS.gov/CybersecurityService

On August 5, 2021, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas spoke at Black Hat USA.

08/05/2021

Bravo Zulu to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter JAMES crew for your efforts! The largest offload in Coast Guard history, $1.4+ billion in illegal drugs was prevented from reaching our communities.

This week in Los Angeles, Deputy Secretary Tien met with DHS employees at Transportation Security Administration - TSA U...
08/05/2021

This week in Los Angeles, Deputy Secretary Tien met with DHS employees at Transportation Security Administration - TSA U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to see their work firsthand and thank them for their service to the #DHSMission.

Dogs on Duty: Meet Luna Pixel. Luna works for Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is assigned to the Colorado ...
08/05/2021

Dogs on Duty: Meet Luna Pixel. Luna works for Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is assigned to the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Thank you Luna for keeping our children and Nation safe.

Dogs on Duty: Meet Luna Pixel. Luna works for Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) and is assigned to the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children task force.

Thank you Luna for keeping our children and Nation safe.

Are you #REALIDready to fly? ✈  Find your path to #REALID readiness by May 3, 2023.  Make a plan at DHS.gov/real-id.#REA...
08/05/2021

Are you #REALIDready to fly? ✈ Find your path to #REALID readiness by May 3, 2023. Make a plan at DHS.gov/real-id.

#REALIDself ⭐ #Check4theStar

Are you #REALIDready to fly? ✈ Find your path to #REALID readiness by May 3, 2023. Make a plan at DHS.gov/real-id.

#REALIDself ⭐ #Check4theStar

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard! Thank you for protecting America since 1790. #AlwaysReady
08/04/2021

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard! Thank you for protecting America since 1790. #AlwaysReady

🎈🎉🎂 #HappyBirthday 🎈🎉🎂 #USCG

Every day since August 4, 1790 we have worked in three basic roles #maritimesafety, #maritimeenvironmentalprotection, and #nationaldefense.

For the past 231 years, we have been proud to serve in the interest of all people around the world. We strive to serve you with #Honor, #Respect and #DevotiontoDuty.

#USCGBday #SemperParatus #AlwaysReady

The Girl Scouts Cyber Awareness Challenge will:  ✅Encourage girls to learn about cybersecurity ✅Challenge girls to teach...
08/03/2021
Cyber Awareness | Girl Scouts at Home

The Girl Scouts Cyber Awareness Challenge will:

✅Encourage girls to learn about cybersecurity
✅Challenge girls to teach their communities about cybersecurity
✅Inspire a new generation of cyber talent

Learn more ⬇️

Join us to learn about cybersecurity and how to protect yourself and others online. When you join and complete the challenge, you’ll earn a certificate of recognition.

We must all do our part to better protect our nation against cyber threats. The U.S. Coast Guard is leading the way to p...
08/03/2021
United States Coast Guard Cyber Strategy

We must all do our part to better protect our nation against cyber threats. The U.S. Coast Guard is leading the way to protect the marine transportation system with its partners DHS and across the interagency to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber domain.

United States Coast Guard Cyber Strategy

Six months ago, Secretary Mayorkas returned to DHS and was sworn in as Secretary. Under his leadership, we are continuin...
08/02/2021

Six months ago, Secretary Mayorkas returned to DHS and was sworn in as Secretary. Under his leadership, we are continuing to build a safer, stronger, and more resilient Nation - as well as a Department our incredible workforce deserves.

Six months ago, Secretary Mayorkas returned to DHS and was sworn in as Secretary. Under his leadership, we are continuing to build a safer, stronger, and more resilient Nation - as well as a Department our incredible workforce deserves.

With cyber-attacks on the rise, it has never been more important to get girls interested in cybersecurity and STEM. That...
08/02/2021

With cyber-attacks on the rise, it has never been more important to get girls interested in cybersecurity and STEM. That’s why DHS is working with Girl Scouts and Cyber.org for a new Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge.

Read more ⬇
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/08/02/dhs-partners-girl-scouts-usa-launch-2021-girl-scout-cyber-awareness-challenge

With cyber-attacks on the rise, it has never been more important to get girls interested in cybersecurity and STEM. That’s why DHS is working with Girl Scouts and Cyber.org for a new Girl Scout Cyber Awareness Challenge.

Read more ⬇
https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/08/02/dhs-partners-girl-scouts-usa-launch-2021-girl-scout-cyber-awareness-challenge

DHS works to support victims of #HumanTrafficking and to combat this horrific crime. Through DHS components, offices and...
07/31/2021
DHS Releases New Resources to Combat Human Trafficking on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

DHS works to support victims of #HumanTrafficking and to combat this horrific crime. Through DHS components, offices and experts, the Department provides training and resources to assist law enforcement, NGOs and stakeholders to help #endHumantrafficking. Today, DHS released new resources for businesses and law enforcement.

⬇️Learn more here: https://www.dhs.gov/news/2021/07/30/dhs-releases-new-resources-combat-human-trafficking-world-day-against-trafficking

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new resources aimed at combatting human trafficking and supporting victims. The new resources include the first-ever Continued Presence Resource Guide to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and ter...

#DHSWeekInPhotos: This week in the #DHSMission:  ✅@USCG saved sea turtles  ✅@USCG Lt. Nikki Barnes competed for #TeamUSA...
07/30/2021

#DHSWeekInPhotos: This week in the #DHSMission:

✅@USCG saved sea turtles
✅@USCG Lt. Nikki Barnes competed for #TeamUSA
✅ @TSA provides Crew Member Self-Defense Training Program
✅@FLETC delivered the Basic Tactical Medical Instructor Training Program in Baltimore

Always be prepared for rough waters by wearing a life jacket and practicing #BoatingSafety. 🐶 �Learn more from U.S. Coas...
07/24/2021

Always be prepared for rough waters by wearing a life jacket and practicing #BoatingSafety. 🐶 �

Learn more from U.S. Coast Guard ⬇️
https://www.uscgboating.org

Always be prepared for rough waters by wearing a life jacket and practicing #BoatingSafety. 🐶 �

Learn more from U.S. Coast Guard ⬇️
https://www.uscgboating.org

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