Department of Homeland Security


Background Info

The Department of Homeland Security was created in 2002 after the September 11 attack on our country. It controls the Coast Guard, The Border Patrol, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Customs Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and many other agencies. It also analyzes information given by the FBI and CIA.

Mission Statement

The vision of DHS is to insure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards.


For 2015 the DHS has been granted 32.8 BILLION for continued commitment to the security of our homeland and the American public.

The DHS is the most important mission any government can provide to its people.

Head of the Department

Secretary Jeh Johnson oversees the 3rd largest cabinet department and leads our nation's efforts to secure our country from terrorism to natural disasters

Johnson served as a general counselor for the department of defense. He was part of the senior management team and led more than 10,000 military and civilian lawyers across the department.

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The DHS is in charge of the Border Patrol and right now we know that is a big issue with people and drugs coming over the border illegally.

Another issue the DHS is involved in is Cyber security. For example they are in charge of cyber attacks like hackers hacking in to major business and companies and doing things illegally or posing threats to the U.S over the internet. The DHS monitors ISIS and other terrorists through the internet and drones to try and make sure no further terrorist attacks happen on U.S soil.