U.S. Department of Homeland Security/July 2005 Revamp

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In a July 13, 2005 press release, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a major revamp of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [1]

Chertoff "announced a six-point agenda for the Department of Homeland Security designed to ensure that the Department’s policies, operations, and structures are aligned in the best way to address the potential threats – both present and future – that face our nation," to include:

  • Increase overall preparedness, particularly for catastrophic events;
  • Create better transportation security systems to move people and cargo more securely and efficiently;
  • Strengthen border security and interior enforcement and reform immigration processes;
  • Enhance information sharing with our partners;
  • Improve DHS financial management, human resource development, procurement and information technology; and
  • Realign the DHS organization to maximize mission performance.

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