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Obama officials present a strategic redefining of Homeland Security’s mission

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February 2, 2010
Homeland Security News
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“The Obama administration Monday delivered to Congress the nation’s first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, defining homeland security for the first time as including hazards beyond terrorism, in a strategic document intended to drive long-term budget decisions.

Congress mandated the high-level strategic review in 2007, two years after Hurricane Katrina exposed failings in the government’s response and four years after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The initiative was modeled after the Quadrennial Defense Review, another congressionally mandated effort that directed the Defense Department to reset its strategies and budgets against evolving threats every four years. “

(Source: Obama officials present a strategic redefining of Homeland Security’s mission – washingtonpost.com.)