The Importance Of The Department Of Homeland Security

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On September 11, 2001, our nations was faced with a very tragic terror attack. That attack led to many American losing their lives and fighting to find the pieces of their lives that was left in the dark. The country was at a loss because we had to act fast and become receptive to the possibility of America being attacked more in the future. The current President at the time, President George Bush, was very proactive when it came to the attacks on the nation. The president and his cabinet organized and came up with the idea of the Department of Homeland Security, A department charged with protecting the homeland, by not only protecting America, but its citizens also from terrorist attacks. It is extremely important that the department carry …show more content…
There are Seventy-two fusion centers that have been created by the United States government, and these centers have caused differences among these centers to compete with one another for the most respect. They want to be the best agencies that offers service to the DHS. “The American Civil Liberties Union, for instance, has regularly criticized the Federal Government for increasing its efforts in formalizing, standardizing, and creating a network of local, state, as well as regional intelligence centers”(The U.S. Capabilities 2016). Reporters have debated against hiring a lot of people in the local and state intelligence agencies because it is a waste of public resources. This type of attention from the press and negative impact causes failures to the successful delivery of security for the DHS. Security being traded for freedom is the direct result of the creation of intelligence agencies and other organizations. Many the American people, and people from other countries are not settle the unwelcomed protection and searching that they get when dealing with sectors of the DHS. The airport is a place that’s become under heavy protection since 9/11, DHS take extreme measures to keep it safe and many citizens don’t feel like they’re being treated as citizens because …show more content…
That’s the DHS was established in the first place, to protect the homeland and adapt and focus on a better America and successfully handle challenges. Protecting the U.S and territories that the country manages is the number one priority of the department. An attack on this country can happen at any given second and the Department has to plan for that, they face challenges that can focus on our enemies advancing their security systems and figuring out how to advance beyond the United States. Ever since the early birth of the department, it has done much to try and implement the main homeland security operations. The department has to achieve its goals and meet future challenges and by doing so, they will be significant and successful because the entity has been working hard to change most of its key areas to function solely on the effective delivery of these challenges. The management roles of the DHS has been enhanced along with coordination efforts among stake holders. “It has also developed plans to upgrade its management aspects for improved outcomes” (The U.S Capabilities 2016). Technology programs have been set into place for the US- immigrant and visitor status, this is very effective to focus on challenges in the future. The technology programs are equip with the knowledge of knowing foreign

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