The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a broad and diverse mission that includes preventing terrorism, enhancing national security, managing our country’s borders, enforcing immigration laws, providing cyberspace security and ensuring disaster response, recovery and resilience. Created following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, DHS is still a young agency with an evolving list of objectives. Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) has experience working in all areas of the DHS’ operations. VSA’s professionals have worked with DHS since its inception through various mission changes, reorganizations and national crises.
Because DHS is such a new agency and portions of its jurisdiction were once tasked to other agencies, VSA is uniquely situated to assist clients in solving problems within this complex bureaucracy. Matters of homeland security and disaster recovery and response are not addressed within a vacuum – many federal agencies are involved including the Departments of Defense, Commerce, Transportation, Agriculture, Justice, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, among others. Further, while estimates vary, over 100 Congressional Committees and Subcommittees have jurisdiction over some portion of DHS. This makes navigating the governmental and legal framework surrounding homeland security matters incredibly complex and arduous. VSA’s professionals understand this framework and have experience working with all of these federal agencies and Congressional Committees. We can help cut through the red tape and ease the burden of addressing matters before these committees and agencies.