Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management

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United States
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
for Management
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Russell C. Deyo

since May 11, 2015
Formation 2003
Website [1]

The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management is a high level civilian official in the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Under Secretary, as head of the Management Directorate at DHS, is the principal staff assistant and adviser to both the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security for all aspects of DHS administration, finance, and personnel issues.

The Under Secretary is appointed from civilian life by the President with the consent of the Senate to serve at the pleasure of the President. Russell Deyo is the current Under Secretary for Management.[1]


The Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management (USM), as the chief operating officer of the Department, is responsible for Department-wide administrative support services and oversight for all support functions, including: IT, budget and financial management, procurement and acquisition, human capital, security, and administrative services. The Under Secretary also provides the overarching management structure for the Department to deliver customer services, while eliminating redundancies and reducing support costs in order to more effectively and efficiently run the Department in a unified manner

With the rank of Under Secretary, the USM is a Level III position within the Executive Schedule. Since January 2010, the annual rate of pay for Level III is $165,300.

Reporting Officials

Officials reporting to the USM include:

  • Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management
    • DHS Chief Financial Officer
    • DHS Chief Security Officer
    • DHS Chief Human Capital Officer
    • DHS Chief Readiness Support Officer
    • DHS Chief Procurement Officer
    • DHS Chief Information Officer


DHS Management Directorate Budget, FY15-17 ($ in thousands) [2]
Line Item FY15 Revised Enacted [3] FY16 Enacted [3] FY17 Request
Operations and Support 614,395 785,606 727,771
Procurement, Construction, and Improvements 24,722 143,756 144,789
Research and Development - 2,500 2,500
Total Budget 639,117 931,862 875,060

3 FY 2015 and FY 2016 Enacted Operations and Support includes Title 5 amounts for DHS HQ Consolidation, Financial Systems Modernization, and the Cyber Security fund, where applicable.


  1. http://www.dhs.gov/leadership
  2. DHS Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget in Brief, pg 15, Department of Homeland Security, Access Date: 2016-05-27