Chertoff looks back on homeland-security efforts

February 28, 2008
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“The upcoming fifth anniversary of the Homeland Security Department prompted Secretary Michael Chertoff Portrait Michael Chertoffto meet with reporters Wednesday to assess progress in getting his sprawling department to function in an effective and unified way.

The department was founded in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It includes a slew of disparate agencies – from the Coast Guard to Customs and Border Protection to the Secret Service. With 208,000 employees and a budget approaching $50 billion, the massive department formally began operation on March 1, 2003.” (Christian Science Monitor)