Department of Homeland Security

America's Protector

Homeland security is a very important and crucial executive bureaucratic position. Homeland security watches over the United States and makes sure our nations citizens are safe at all times.

When was it established?

-started forming in 1995 but became prominent on Sept. 11 attacks

Why was it established?

-government wanted to provide more protection to citizens after the 9/11 terrorist attack

What are the duties of this program today?

-homeland security hopes to prevent terrorist attacks within U.S., responds to natural disasters, provides border and transportation security, detects radioactive material, and researches on next-generation security technology

Who is the leader?

Janet Napolitano
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