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DHS wants to go big with its hiring fair this week


DHS official Kristie Canegallo, shown here at a USCIS employee town hall on June 20, 2024, is hoping to find candidates for "hundreds" of jobs at an upcoming agency career fair. DHS photo by Mikaela McGee

The Department of Homeland Security is hosting its annual in-person career expo on Thursday and Friday this week in the hopes of filling hundreds of positions. 

The in-person event in Chantilly, Va. is meant to connect jobseekers to the breadth of work done at the third-largest federal agency and accelerate the often-lengthy government hiring process. 

“I started my career in government 20 years ago, and I remember how I didn't know how to get my foot in the door,” said Kristie Canegallo, the senior official performing the duties of the deputy secretary, in a recent interview. “I know that it can sometimes be hard to understand how to apply for a federal government ...


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