H.R. 5005, the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Days 1 and 2: Hearing Before the Select Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, July 15 and 16, 2002, Volume 4
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Page 14 - Office") to be headed by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Sec. 2. Mission. The mission of the Office shall be to develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks.
Page 15 - Security, homeland security itself is defined as "a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur" (Office of Homeland Security 2002, 2).
Page 26 - General— (1) the report shall not be transmitted to the complainant; and (2) the agency shall notify the Office of Personnel Management and the Office of Management and Budget of the referral.
Page 5 - That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community...
Page 23 - States; financial crimes that include, but are not limited to, access device fraud, financial institution fraud, identity theft, computer fraud; and computer-based attacks on our nation's financial, banking, and telecommunications infrastructure.
Page 41 - American security officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA...
Page 14 - We are today a Nation at risk to a new and changing threat. The terrorist threat to America takes many forms, has many places to hide, and is often invisible.
Page 82 - Customs would not be a distinct entity within the Department of Homeland Security would deal severe blows to three distinct missions in which the Customs Service has world class expertise, trade facilitation, the collection of duty revenue, and drug interdiction at our nation's borders. Each year more than 16 million containers arrive in the United States by ship, truck and rail. In the last five years alone, Customs has witnessed a 60 percent increase in trade entries processed, and this rate is...