U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is charged with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States and its territories from and responding to terrorist attacks, man-made accidents, and natural disasters.
Major agencies and components organized under DHS include:
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
- DHS Science and Technology Directorate
- Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
- DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate
- U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS)
- U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
- Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
- Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
- U.S.Secret Service (USSS)
The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as part of a determined national effort to safeguard the United States against terrorism. The Department became the third-largest federal department, bringing together 22 different federal agencies, each with a role in this effort.
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