Department of Homeland Security: Organization Chart

Order Code RS21366 Updated January 14, 2004 CRS Report for Congress Received through the CRS Web Department of Homeland Security: Organization Chart Sharon S. Gressle Specialist in American National Government Government and Finance Division Summary Although the Department of Homeland Security has been operational since Janaury 2003 (under P.L. 107-296; H.R. 5005), due to the scope and complexity of the functions and responsibilities, the departmental components continue to be refined and realigned. The organization chart in this report is based on statutory language, reorganization plans that have been promulgated, and information from the department. Although the department has a website, the charts it presents are not yet fully representative. The report will be updated and the chart revised as events warrant. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created through P.L. 107-296.1 Under the Act, the Administration was required to submit a reorganization plan to Congress within 60 days of enactment.2 A plan was presented by the White House through a news release on November 25, 2002.3 A modification to the plan, dated January 30, 2003, was promulgated.4 The organization chart in this report is illustrative and not intended to be an official version. It has been developed for the purpose of providing a graphic representation of the statutory mandates and the administrative refinements pursuant to the statute. The department does provide a preliminary chart on its website.5 That chart provides a structure featuring the Office of the Secretary and the primary organizations within the department with a minimum of detail. It is expected that a more detailed chart will be issued. 1 Homeland Security Act of 2002; P.L. 107-296; Nov. 25, 2002; 116 Stat. 2135. The effective date of the act was Jan. 24, 2003. 2 Sec. 1502. 3 See [http://www.dhs.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/reorganization_plan.pdf]. 4 See [http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=47&content=421]. 5 Access the chart through [http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=10&content=11]. Congressional Research Service ˜ The Library of Congress CRS-2 In most departmental organizational charts, the Deputy Secretary, who acts as the first assistant to the Secretary, appears immediately adjacent to the Secretary. It should be borne in mind that the DHS Deputy Secretary has specific responsibilities assigned with regard to three offices created by the statute and that those functions are distinct from the Office of the Secretary.6 Also, the offices and activities on the far right of the chart below the Deputy Secretary represent a grouping that could just as well have been put directly under the Secretary. For example, the Transportation Security Oversight Board is to be chaired by the Secretary.7 Neither the statute nor the reorganization plan indicate whether the board will be within the Office of the Secretary or the Directorate of Border and Transportation Security. This chart differs from charts provided by the department. For example, there are positions that have been created in the department which were not included in the statute. For instance, under the Directorate for Management, the department has established positions for management of administrative matters, security, and procurement. On the other hand, the available departmental charts provide no details for two of the directorates: Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection or Emergency Preparedness and Response. With these caveats taken into consideration, it is hoped that the chart will provide insight as to how the structure of the department may look.8 Further insight may be gained through a reading of the CRS Report RL31751, Homeland Security: Department Organization and Management — Implementation Phase and CRS Report RL31677, Filling Presidentially Appointed, Senate-Confirmed Positions in the Department of Homeland Security, by Henry Hogue. The reports offer several approaches for looking at the department from the point of view of offices created, transferred, and eliminated. The former provides a timetable for implementation of the statute, as amended. The latter provides a similar organization chart, with the added features of identifying which positions require confirmation and providing the names of the incumbents. 6 Sec. 451, Sec. 452, and Sec. 475. 7 Sec. 426. 8 The author appreciates the support of Patricia McClaughry of the CRS Office of Legislative Information in the design and production of the chart. CRS-3 Department of Homeland Security — Organization Chart Secretary Deputy Secretary Special Assistant to the Secretary Joint Interagency Homeland Security Task Force Office for State & Local Government Coordination Secret Service Homeland Security Council (Secretary as Member) Under Secretary for Information Analysis & Infrastructure Protection Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis General Counsel Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Counternarcotics Officer Office of International Affairs Inspector General Public Affairs U.S. Coast Guard - Commandant Privacy Officer Not to exceed 10 more Assistant Secretaries Office for National Capital Region Small & Disadvantaged Business Executive Secretary Chief of Staff Under Secretary for Science & Technology Four chemical, biological, nuclear, & life science activities from DOE Federal Computer Incident Response Center from GSA National Infrastructure Protection Center from FBI advanced scientific computing research program & activities Energy Security & Assurance Program from DOE (Including National Infrastructure Simulation & Analysis Center Technology Clearinghouse National Communications System from DOD Plum Island Animal Disease Center from USDA National Technology Guard "NET Guard" Office for Plans, Programs and Budgets Assistant Secretary Environmental Measurements Laboratory Office for National Laboratories National Bio-Weapons Defense Analysis Center from DOD Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee Homeland Security Advance Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security Transportation Security Administration Office for Domestic Preparedness from DOJ Director Visa Issuance Regulatory Responsibilities Under Secretary for Management Bureau of Customs & Border Protection Commissioner of Customs Federal Law Enforcement Training Center from Treasury Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement Assistant Secretary Director of Shared Services Office of Citizenship Legal Advisor Budget Officer Chief of Policy and Strategy Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness & Response Chief Financial Officer Chief Information Officer Chief Human Capital Officer Federal Protective Service from GSA Assistant Secretary for Border & Transportation Security Policy Federal Emergency Management Agency Office of Emergency Preparedness from HHS National Disaster Medical System from HHS Metropolitan Medical Response System from HHS Ag. Quarantine Insp., INS Insp., Border Patrol, Customs Insp. INS & Customs Enforcement/Investigations Federal Protective Service Other Units Created Within the Department - Involving or Appointed by the Secretary Technology Advisory Committee Homeland Security Institute Transportation Security Oversight Board Nuclear Incident Response Team Strategic National Stockpile from HHS National Domestic Preparedness Office from FBI FIRESAT - Integrated Hazard Information System from NOAA Legal Advisor Chief of Policy & Strategy Local Ombudsmen Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Legislative Affairs Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office from DOC Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman Domestic Emergency Support Teams/DOJ Revised 01-14-04