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Mature and Strengthen the Homeland Security Enterprise

USA flagThe 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.

We have taken significant steps to create a unified and integrated Department that will enhance our performance by focusing on:

  • accountability
  • efficiency
  • transparency, and
  • leadership development

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Last Published Date: October 24, 2016

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