The Department of Homeland Security is a combination of 22 different federal departments and agencies into a unified cabinet agency which was established in 2002.
The Department of Homeland Security seal was created in June 2003 and is symbolic of the Department's mission - to prevent attacks and protect Americans - on the land, in the sea and in the air.
Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security in the White House. The office oversaw and coordinated a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard the country against terrorism and respond to any future attacks.
Michael Chertoff served as Homeland Security Secretary from 2005 - 2009, he was the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.During his days as secretary , Chertoff worked to strengthen our borders, provide intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection, increased the Department’s focus on preparedness ahead of disasters, and implemented enhanced security at airports and borders.
March 12, 2002 – Introduction of Homeland Security Advisory System. As part of a series of initiatives to improve coordination and communication among all levels of government and the American public in the fight against terrorism, President Bush signed Homeland Security Presidential Directive 3, creating the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS).
On October 13, 2006, Congress passed the Security Accountability for Every Port Act, or SAFE Port Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-347). The act authorized the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and completed the reorganization of FEMA, transferring the Radiological Preparedness Program and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program to FEMA.
Jeh Charles Johnson was born September 11, 1957, is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer, who was the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security 2013 to 2017.
The Department has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems, and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems.
The Department of Homeland Security secures the nation's air, land, and sea borders to prevent illegal activity while facilitating lawful travel and trade.
The Department of Homeland Security provides the coordinated, comprehensive federal response in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency while working with federal, state, local, and private sector partners to ensure a swift and effective recovery effort.
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