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Introduction To Homeland Security

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Natasha Jackson
Intro to Homeland Security(CJUS254-1604A-01)
Dr. Marian Leerburger
IP 1
10-7-2016

The Department of Homeland Security was established in response to the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
One of the three primary U.S. laws that established the Department of Homeland Security is the Homeland Security Act of 2002 which was the final result of Executive Order 13228 which established the Office of Homeland Security within the Executive Office of the President to coordinate a comprehensive national strategy to secure the U.S. from terrorist threats and attacks, and House Resolution 5005 a build up of HR 1158 which created a new federal agency by consolidating the Coast Guard, the Customs Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service,
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laws that established the Department of Homeland Security is the Implementing Recommendations of the 9-11 Commission Act of 2007or Public Law 110-53(dhs.com, 2016). This law addresses a wide range of the Department’s missions, including cargo security, critical infrastructure protection, grant administration, intelligence and information sharing, privacy, and transportation security(dhs.com, 2016). There are at least three or more HSPDs that are closely related with this law. I chose HSPD 3 Homeland Advisory System which implements a Homeland Security Advisory System to provide a comprehensive and effective means to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts to Federal, State, and local authorities and to the American people(Bush, 2001). HSPD 7 Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection which was rescinded by PPD 21 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience which addresses changes and revisions to critical infrastructure and key resources and in includes cyber security. With this specific HSPD I also include EO 13636 since it provides specific guidance, actions, responsibilities to the cabinet secretaries and directors of specified agencies to improve the security and resilience of the critical infrastructure cyber systems.(Bush, 2001). Another HSPD that I have found that relates to this law is HPSD 13 because its purpose is to protect U.S. population centers, critical infrastructures,…show more content…
While these laws were originally set to establish the DHS, they also helped to give a foundation for the National Homeland Security Strategy to be able to build
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