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DHS Announces New Office Overseeing Statistics Mission Areas

Organizational changes

DHS Announces New Office Overseeing Statistics Mission Areas

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, a past Wash100 winner, has launched a new office within the Department of Homeland Security that would oversee the agency’s statistics work.

The Office of Homeland Security Statistics will be responsible for department-wide statistical reporting and analysis, policymaking and decision-making support, law enforcement and investigative operations enhancements and enterprise-wide data standards development. It will also aggregate and collate data from DHS components and other sources in support of stakeholders.

The OHSS will expand on the work performed by the Office of Immigration Statistics. It will start releasing initial data sets in the coming weeks and start providing monthly, bi-annual and annual reports moving forward, the DHS said Thursday.

The department has been looking at restructuring to enhance its ability to achieve its various missions.

In January, the DHS said it was creating a chief technology officer council that would define the roles and responsibilities of CTOs across the department. According to DHS CTO David Larrimore, the planned council will look at technology modernization, information sharing, DevOps, cloud adoption and other concepts that would help the department meet its missions.

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