The Homeland Security Act Of 2002

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Introduction Since the creation of the Homeland Security Act in 2002 after the 9/11, attack the department has come across challenges and criticism from the government and private sectors alone. Since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 it has been amended in carrying out the effects of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. The activity report has shown it provides a strong well-rounded and strategic foundation of the highest priorities in which it ensures the department will invest and operate in a producing unified fashion to make decisions that will strengthen the department unity of effort. Moreover, the department will continue to give support to the five basic homeland security missions and continue to support missions set forth in the…show more content…
Moreover, communities across the country need to increase their participation and strengthen their efforts to deter terrorists and malicious actors and mitigate radicalization toward violence. (dhs 2012-2016 p. 3). Since the last review in 2010, terrorist threats remain real and are even harder to detect today since the Boston Marathon bombing it has illustrated the rise of the threat (dhs 2014 p. 6). There are many forms of threats because of the independent actors and it may become harder to detect. Americans must remain vigilant in detecting these threats, and given the nature of these threats the public and private sectors engages in campaigns such as “If you see something, Say something.”(dhs 2014 p. 6). This campaign will become even more important collaborating with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement in the next four years. Secure and Manage our Borders The goal of securing our borders is to secure them between the port of entry and our nation’s borders against all threats. The U.S. Border Patrol plays a critical role in securing our nation’s borders in preventing terrorists from entering the U.S. and between the POEs through improved and sophisticated tactics, techniques, and procedures (cbp 2012,2016 p. 8). The second goals are to strengthen its border security to continue to evolve and improve its organization by using the information, integration, and rapid response. To continue improving border security
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