Chapter 3There are many departments that work together to protect the safety
and security of the United States at home and abroad. In addition
to the Department of Homeland Security, you can choose from a
veritable alphabet soup of career opportunities if your primary goal
is to protect your country. These include the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA),
and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityIn the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the
Bush administration created the new cabinet-level Department of
Homeland Security (DHS). Congress passed the Homeland Security
Act in 2002. The goal of this legislation was to streamline government
functions, and promote interagency cooperation within and among
government agencies that deal with security and the gathering of
intelligence. If you are interested in protecting the sovereignty and
freedom of the United States, a job with the DHS might be just right
for you.The six-point agenda of this department, in its own words, is to
achieve the following:
|1. ||Increase overall preparedness, particularly for catastrophic
|2. ||Create better transportation security systems to move people
and cargo more securely and efficiently|
|3. ||Strengthen border security and interior enforcement and
reform immigration processes|
|4. ||Enhance information sharing with our partners|
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Book title: The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: A Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities across the Nation.
Contributors: James Mannion - Author.
Publisher: Adams Media.
Place of publication: Avon, MA.
Publication year: 2007.
Page number: 27.
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