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Thursday, October 21, 2010

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS)

Created under the leadership of Governor Tom Ridge and formally established in 2002, DHS was an amalgamation of 20 separate agencies, including the Coast Guard, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Customs, the Secret Service, the Border Patrol, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. DHS is the  United States’ third largest cabinet department, headed by Michael Chertoff.