Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security was founded after the 9/11 attacks and is responsible for protecting the country against terrorist attacks. The department is also responsible for responding to natural disasters. In addition, the department is also in charge of immigration services after acquiring the Immigration and Naturalization Services in 2003. Homeland Security has taken many measures to prevent terrorist attacks, including a color-coded system for notifying Americans of the severity of a terrorist threat. Homeland Security also has a National Cyber-Security Division, and also runs the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center. The current Secretary of Homeland Security is Janet Napolitano.