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 Homeland Security, United States Department of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
DHS was created by the Department of Homeland Security Act of 2002, and is an outgrowth of the Office of Homeland Security established by President George W. Bush after Sept. 11, 2001.
Strong congressional support for a new federal department that would unify diverse and overlapping security functions of the federal government led to a White House proposal for the DHS in June, 2002, and the legislation was passed late the same year.
Security blanket: here are details of the proposed Department of Homeland Security and the inside story of how it was planned in utmost secrecy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-homeland.html   (683 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security - dKosopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting America's people from harm and its property from damage.
This department was created primarily from a conglomeration of existing federal agencies in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The department was established on November 25, 2002 by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and officially began operation on January 24, 2003.
www.dkosopedia.com /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security   (625 words)

  
 Homeland Security
Homeland security is one of the primary concerns of the United States Coast Guard.
The aim of forming this department was to bring the agencies responsible for the safety of the homeland under a single cabinet agency.
It states, "The Coast Guard as established January 28, 1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times." It came under the Department of Homeland Security on March 31, 2003.
www.us-homeland-security.net   (376 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens.
The department was established on November 25, 2002 by the Homeland Security Act and officially began operation on January 24, 2003.
The new Department is headed by former governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge.
www.askfactmaster.com /Department_of_Homeland_Security   (591 words)

  
 United States Diplomatic Mission to South Africa: Topical Alert: Security Affairs archive
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in cooperation with the United States Department of Transportation.
The Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred AQI inspections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and left certain other AQI responsibilities at USDA.
However, some of the homeland security data mining applications represent a significant expansion in the quantity and scope of data to be analyzed, and have attracted a higher level of congressional interest.
pretoria.usembassy.gov /wwwhtsecurity_archive03.html   (1823 words)

  
 Homeland security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Homeland security is generally used to refer to the broad national effort by all levels of government--federal, state, local and tribal--to protect the territory of the United States from e hazards both internal and external as well as the Department of Homeland Security itself.
However, much of the nation's homeland security activity remains outside of DHS; for example, the FBI and CIA are not part of the Department, and other agencies such as the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services play a significant role in certain aspects of homeland security.
Homeland security is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council, currently headed by Frances Townsend.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homeland_security   (643 words)

  
 Department of Homeland Security Launches Citizen Preparedness Campaign
The Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with The Advertising Council and the Sloan Foundation, today launched a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign that will educate and empower American citizens to prepare for and respond to potential future terrorist attacks.
The Ad Council and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have partnered with various organizations to extend the reach of these critical messages.
In addition, Secretary Ridge is scheduled to address the 50 state broadcast associations and leading broadcasters from around the country at NAB's State Leadership Conference in Washington next week.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/02/20030219-11.html   (822 words)

  
 UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY - WHO WE ARE
Congress provided the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with a clear statutory mandate to reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism and to detect, to prevent and to respond to terrorist attacks.
IAIP's mission to disseminate information analyzed by the Department to State and local government agencies and authorities and private sector entities brings to the post 9/11 federal government a capability for the security and protection of the nation's domestic assets that did not previously exist.
Monitor, assess, and coordinate indications and warnings in support of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, who by Executive Order is responsible for implementing the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS).
www.intelligence.gov /1-members_dhs.shtml   (587 words)

  
 MetroNews--Building International Security Partnerships
Perhaps one of the greatest challenges facing the newly formed United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is building a national security infrastructure of partnerships among our armed forces; national, state, and local governments; and emergency, policing, and other organizations in the public and private sectors.
In achieving these objectives, state and local governments help to strengthen emergency services since they are the first to arrive on the scene of a mishap.
Today, these same partners are taking these measures a step further by helping the Department of Homeland Security to protect our nation against unexpected acts of aggression, and in the process, to create a solid global infrastructure that responds to this new age of terrorism.
www.aces.edu /urban/metronews/vol3no2/security.html   (664 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security Jobs: Vault DHS Jobs & Employment Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In November 2002, the Bush administration signed into law a new Cabinet-level department focusing on all matters related to protecting American soil, in response to communication failures that led to and heightened security concerns following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
Officially established in March 2003, the DHS became the government's largest department, and signaled the largest government transformation since the 1949 establishment of the Department of Defense.
United States Department of Homeland Security employee surveys are collected by Vault editors, Vault Gold Surveys provide detailed information on jobs and employment at specific employers.
www.vault.com /jobs-company/United-States-Department-of-Homeland-Security.html   (430 words)

  
 Department of Homeland Security
The Department of State issues visas to foreign nations seeking to visit or immigrate to the United States.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with admitting persons seeking entry to the United States for short term visits or immigration.
The Departments of State and Homeland Security work cooperatively to ensure consistency and transparency in the administration of U.S. visa and border security and facilitation of travel.
travel.state.gov /law/legal/dhs/dhs_816.html   (171 words)

  
 Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security, the newest federal agency, is in charge of protecting and securing the nation from terrorist attacks and other threats and vulnerabilities.
Its mission is to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons, illegal drugs, and harmful pests and diseases from entering the United States.
Contact information for the Department of Homeland Security and links to several agencies that deal with small-business owners and their needs within Homeland Security.
www.nfib.com /page/homelandSecurity.html   (227 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security — Infoplease.com
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www.infoplease.com /ce6/history/A0909720.html   (593 words)

  
 United States Secretary of Homeland Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens.
The new department consisted primarily of components transferred from other cabinet departments because of their role in homeland security, such as the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, previously in the Department of Agriculture.
Senate Bill 442, approved by the Senate on July 26, 2005, would place the Secretary of Homeland Security after the Attorney General and before the Secretary of the Interior in the line of succession if it becomes law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Homeland_Security   (268 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration Organizational Model - ETO - FHWA ...
United States Department of Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration Organizational Model - ETO - FHWA Operations
United States Department of Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration Organizational Model
There are five areas of authority that also fall under the office of the Assistant Administrator.
www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov /opsSecurity/about/otsp_org_chart.htm   (90 words)

  
 Faleomavaega (AS00) - Washington, D.C.—U.S. Department of Homeland Security Briefs Faleomavaega on Security for ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Instead, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is working closely with our local office of homeland security to improve areas that have been found deficient.
All in all, I think the Deparment of Homeland Security has shown they are concerned about the security of our territory and they are doing everything they can to provide our local government with the proper tools and expertise necessary to secure our borders.”
Lei’ataua Ala’ilima and his staff at the Territorial Office of Homeland Security for working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to develop a solid plan that will meet the current and future security needs and concerns of American Samoa,” concluded the Congressman.
www.house.gov /list/press/as00_faleomavaega/homelandsecuritybriefing.html   (367 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With approximately 184,000 employees, DHS is the third largest cabinet department in the U.S. federal government after the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.
One of the first announcements that garnered widespread public attention to this campaign was one by Tom Ridge in which he stated that in the case of a chemical attack, citizens should use duct tape and plastic sheeting to build a homemade bunker, or "sheltering in place" [6] [7] to protect themselves.
United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security   (1404 words)

  
 UnitedStatesVisas.gov -- Studying in the U.S.
EducationUSA is produced by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Studying in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of people come to the United States from around the world to study and improve their skills.
Students interested in studying in the United States must be admitted to a U.S. school or university before starting the visa process.
www.unitedstatesvisas.gov /studying.html   (502 words)

  
 United States DHS - Department of Homeland Security History
United States DHS - Department of Homeland Security History
Homeland Security, United States Department of (DHS), executive department of the federal government charged with protecting the security of the American homeland as its main responsibility.
In many cases, dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, may be available to help resolve the dispute.
www.deaauctions.com /homeland_security_history.htm   (574 words)

  
 GW | Homeland Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Subsequent to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in 2002 Congress enacted the Homeland Security Act bringing together 22 government agencies.
Alston and Bird partner Joe Whitley was appointed by the President as the first General Counsel to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the highest ranking legal official in the department.
Joe previously had an extensive career in the Department of Justice, serving as the Acting Associate Attorney General, the third-ranking position in the Department of Justice, in the George H.W. Bush administration.
www.homelandsecurity.gwu.edu /experts/Whitley_bio.htm   (350 words)

  
 CBP.gov - home page (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
New C-TPAT Security Criteria for Foreign Manufacturers and Rail Carriers is in effect August 29, 2006.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection priority mission - keeping terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States - places CBP on the frontline of the war on terrorism.
Secure Border Initiative (SBI) is a comprehensive multi-year plan to secure America’s borders and reduce illegal migration.
www.cbp.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (281 words)

  
 United States Department of Homeland Security: Transportation Security Administration Organizational Model - ETO - FHWA ...
Both are part of the Transportation Security Operation Center (TSOC).
Coo Administration and COO Budget falls under the office of the Chief Operating Officer as well as five Program Offices.
The Director of Operations is above the Chief of Staff and also has five operations under its authority.
www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov /opssecurity/about/coo_org_charts.htm   (311 words)

  
 U.S. Department of the Interior (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Colorado River Storage Project Act, a commemoration ceremony was held at Glen Canyon Dam on October 19, 2006.
Keynote speaker Mark Limbaugh, Assistant Secretary of Water and Science for the Department of the Interior, remarked, "The reach of the CRSP Act is amazing in that it anticipated the day when water demands, water shortages, population and economic growth would converge.
Receives almost 500 million visits each year to 390 units of the national park system, 545 wildlife refuges and vast areas of multiple use lands.
www.doi.gov.cob-web.org:8888   (621 words)

  
 DHS: Department of Homeland Security
October 19, 2006 – The British Embassy and the Department of Homeland Security co-hosted an interagency Iftaar in celebration of Ramadan at Deputy Head of Mission for the British Embassy Alan Charlton's residence.
Guests included leaders from the American Muslim community and senior officials from federal agencies, including Homeland Security Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Daniel Sutherland, Under Secretary for Science and Technology Jay Cohen and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
October 13, 2006 – President Bush signed the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act, which builds on progress the department is making to protect the nation’s ports.
www.dhs.gov   (291 words)

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