The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) conducts a top-to-bottom strategic review every four years, considering some of the most pressing questions facing our organization and the homeland security enterprise. The Department also issues a Strategic Plan for the Department to provide guidance to accomplish strategic outcomes. This conversation forum is a key contributor to this review.
Periodically, we will post questions and topics related to our strategy development work. DHS staff will moderate and contribute to discussions on occasion, incorporating your key ideas into the strategy review process. You can post your own ideas, comment on other people's ideas, and vote on those you think are best. Our finished products—the QHSR and Strategic Plan—will be presented to Congress as required by law and will be accessible to the public on the DHS website.
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Trends and Threats
The United States faces a dynamic homeland security strategic environment. DHS must understand and adapt to changes in this environment to keep America safe, secure, and resilient. Many current trends and threats impact more than one of DHS's missions and have cross-cutting implications for our Components and programs. DHS seeks your input to improve our ...Number of Ideas: 24
Highest Priority and Blind Spots
"When we strengthen our alliances, we amplify our power and our ability to disrupt threats before they can reach our shores. When we invest in the economic development of countries, we create new markets for our products and reduce the likelihood of instability, violence, and mass migrations. When we strengthen health systems around the world, we reduce t...Number of Ideas: 16
Performance Management, Data, and Analytics
"Achieving these goals rests on a core strategic proposition: The United States must renew its enduring advantages so that we can meet today's challenges from a position of strength. We will build back better our economic foundations; reclaim our place in international institutions; lift up our values at home and speak out to defend them around the world;...Number of Ideas: 12
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