As one of the newest and largest federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) scope covers a myriad of topics, including civil rights and liberties, cybersecurity, immigration, election security, and emergency communications. These types of critical sectors are intertwined within DHS and extend across interagency initiatives with several federal agencies such as the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Energy (DOE), as well as international partnerships.
The diversity DHS requires allows for numerous channels to apply for federal government contracts, e.g. directly through DHS, through an inner department, or even by submitting an unsolicited proposal. However, most of DHS spending is on infrastructure and services. Federal government contractors are likely to find an applicable solicitation at DHS due to its wide range.