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Fact Sheet for Department of Homeland Security

Country: United States
Observations: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attack and responding to natural disasters. The department was created from 22 existing federal agencies in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Whereas the Department of Defense is charged with military actions abroad, the Department of Homeland Security works in the civilian sphere to protect America within its borders. Its goal is to prepare for, prevent, and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism.
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DETROIT, MI -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson plans to visit Michigan to talk about construction of a customs plaza needed to move forward a plan to build a new Detroit-Windsor bridge, according to U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Townshi ... [Published Michigan Live - 1 hour ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

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The states with the most foreign temporary workers were California, New York and Texas, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And the country sending the most temporary foreign workers to the U.S. was India.Temporary workers ... [Published Staffing Industry Analysts - 3 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Security holes in power grid have federal officials scrambling - U.S.

WASHINGTON — Adam Crain assumed that tapping into the computer networks used by power companies to keep electricity zipping through transmission lines would be nearly impossible in these days of heightened vigilance over cybersecurity. To his surprise, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 5 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

MtGox tries to recover $5M from Homeland Security, moves to liquidate

Give up hope all ye who enter MtGox, or whatever is left of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange that is “missing” hundreds of millions of dollars worth of customer deposits.According to reports on Wednesday, MtGox asked a Tokyo bankruptcy court to convert the ... [Published GigaOM - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 5 reports

InfoPro and Mount Airey Group Named Department of Homeland Security’s Mentor-Protégé Team of the Year

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First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 3 reports

Eid Passport Earns Safety Act Approval for RAPIDGate® System from U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 3 reports

Former Homeland Security chief C-Suite needs to get a grip on cyber risks

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First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

City blasts Homeland Security over firefighter grant review

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First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Homeland Security: Waterford furniture business was set up as front for pot operation, three guilty in case

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First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Wash. school district seeks 'Homeland Security Instructor' to recruit future feds

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First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

OH: Homeland Security app: 'See something, send something'

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First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Virginia man charged with misuse of Government credit card

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