Program Areas

  • The crew of the Coast Guard Guard Cutter Hollyhock, homeported in Port Huron, Mich., transits Lake St. Clair en route to the western basin of Lake Erie for ice-breaking operations, Jan. 13, 2015. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard ice breakers, as part of Operations Coal Shovel and Taconite, have been working tirelessly to keep vessel traffic and important economic supplies moving throughout the Great Lakes.

    Acquisition and Development

    Through research and analysis, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) supports acquisition decisionmaking, research and development, and the adoption of new technologies through analysis, evaluation and planning tools.

  • A Customs and Border Patrol Officer checks vehicles entering the United States at a border crossing point of entry. Photo by James Tourtellotte / Customs and Border Patrol

    Personnel and Resources Program

    Through research and analysis, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) supports the Department of Homeland Security and its components to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness by conducting studies related to personnel, resources, and management issues.

  • Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, process international arrivals of passenger flights at Boston.

    Strategy, Policy and Operations Program

    Through research and analysis, the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) helps the Department of Homeland Security evaluate risks of terrorist and natural threats, adapt doctrine, policy and plans, and conduct more effective operations.