The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.
Chapter : Departmental Resources
■ About the Homeland Security Department
Established in response to one of the most devastating U.S. tragedies in modern-day history, the Homeland Security Department encompasses more than 240,000 employees committed to keeping the nation safe. Following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York City and Washington, D.C., the president signed the Homeland Security Act of 2002 into law, thereby reorganizing twenty-two different federal departments and agencies into a unified department.
Homeland Security Department
While DHS is the newest of the cabinet agencies, it is also the third largest. The department’s duties are wide-ranging, as DHS addresses more than just terrorism and other homeland security threats. Headed by a [Page 749]presidentially appointed secretary who is confirmed by the Senate, employees work to protect U.S ...