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Department of Homeland Security

Agency Overview

DHS protects the homeland in a variety of ways including: aviation, maritime, and border security; immigration management; cyber security; transnational criminal investigations; and resiliency. Through security assistance, DHS works with foreign partners to develop a broad range of joint approaches to shared international security challenges. DHS foreign assistance advances the security of our Nation by building up our international partners so they may detect and respond to transnational threats before such threats reach U.S. borders.

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Department of Homeland Security Data

U.S. government agencies are adding data to ForeignAssistance.gov quarterly to comply with the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2016. Each agency is required by law to report at FY2015 as the minimum base year.

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Obligated Funding By Fiscal Year | DHS

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Spent Funding By Fiscal Year | DHS

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Transaction Data | DHS

Transaction data represents every individual financial record in an agency’s accounting system for program work with implementing partners and administrative expenses. Transaction data is the most granular form of financial data. Each data record - or financial transaction - contains qualitative data fields, including descriptive titles, vendor names, and location, along with the financial data. Thus, transaction data is called Disaggregated data as it disaggregates financial data into its most basic form.

The data shown above in the planned, obligated, and spent tabs represents transaction data aggregated at a higher level of analysis (by country and sector only), thus this data is called Aggregated data.

The table below displays every applicable award within each agency’s accounting system. An award may consist of multiple financial transactions. In these instances, the table displays the award’s aggregated sum of its individual transactions. Data from the table can be downloaded by selecting each individual award. The downloadable report disaggregates award data into individual transactions. If an award has multiple transactions, the downloadable report will generate lines of data for each transaction.

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This data set will continue to be updated in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin 12-01.

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Frequently Asked Questions | DHS

Why does DHS perform foreign assistance?

DHS engagement in security cooperation – including foreign assistance – enables the United States and foreign partners to identify and mitigate common transnational threats. DHS’s technical expertise is a benchmark across the international community, and DHS assistance strengthens the overall relationship between DHS and its foreign counterparts.

What is the Homeland Security role in foreign policy?

DHS works with foreign partners through joint operations and investigations, data sharing, and foreign assistance to combat terrorism and transnational crime. Also, DHS works in partnership with foreign governments to ensure international cargo and travel are secure and safe, coordinate disaster response efforts, and increase cyber security.

What type of security sector assistance does DHS provide?

DHS provides training and technical assistance to partner governments. Areas DHS provides assistance with include: land border security; maritime security; immigration screening and management; air transportation security; cargo and supply chain security; customs duty collection; cyber security; infrastructure protection; disaster response and resiliency; criminal and financial investigations; and rule of law initiatives.

Who from DHS performs foreign assistance?

Depending on the assistance needed, law enforcement personnel and other subject experts from DHS Operational Components will provide assistance to our foreign partners:
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD)

How does DHS provide security sector assistance?

Much of the assistance that DHS currently provides is in the training arena to foreign government partners. Training may occur in the partner nation, or at DHS training facilities, such as the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. DHS also provides technical assistance to build and advance capabilities for homeland security-related topics.
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