The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is the result of the largest federal Government reorganization in over 50 years. In total, 22 agencies focused on domestic security, public safety and domestic preparedness were placed under one umbrella with a cabinet level executive. Navigating DHS is a complex and constantly changing endeavor as the department focuses on its internal processes and procedures between federal, state and local initiatives, and establishes its role within the nation’s security and preparedness activities.
Our Homeland Security Group leverages unparalleled real-world experience to help clients maximize their dealings with the DHS. Brownstein’s team of seasoned political strategists has practical experience working with all of the agencies that were once separate but now exist under the DHS umbrella. Our policy advisors understand how to synthesize, manage, distill and advocate the business and political issues that cut across DHS—and ready our clients for major policy shifts, funding reallocations and emerging opportunities.
We understand where and how DHS decisions are made, and how current events and future plans will impact its function, composition and direction. Many DHS initiatives are actually developed and managed at the local and state level, and members of our group also have significant experience with security and public safety programs at these levels.