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Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management


Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Management

United States
Under Secretary of Homeland Security
for Management
Chip Fulghum, Acting

since November 2014
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. The current Acting Under Secretary is Chip Fulghum. In August 2014, the President nominated Russell Deyo to this position.[1]


  • Overview 1
  • Reporting Officials 2
  • Budget 3
  • References 4


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 Budget, FY13-15 ($ in thousands)[2]
Line Item FY13 Revised Enacted FY14 Enacted FY15 Request
Management[1] 241,325 231,015 268,286
Finance 51,432 75,548 94,626
Information 289,466 299,356 256,343
Total Budget 582,223 605,919 619,255

1 Management amount includes funding for DHS Headquarters Consolidation.


  1. ^ DHS Press Release
  2. ^ DHS Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget Budget in Brief, pg 27, Department of Homeland Security, Access Date: 2014-10-19
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