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9/11: A Government Changed
The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks forced the government to transform. The change has been both subtle and dramatic, encompassing everything from building security, to computer security, to how agencies hire and perform background checks. In the 10 years since that fateful day, the government also has created new things, including an entire agency. But maybe the biggest change has been the influx of federal employees inspired to serve. Federal News Radio evaluates the impact these changes have made on how the government meets this crucial mission and on the employees and contractors who are called upon daily to protect the homeland.
Transforming homeland security: The creation of DHS (chart)
Wednesday - 9/7/2011, 7:22am EDT
Some employees decried the loss of their individuality as once-independent agencies were brought under the DHS banner. Others denounced what they saw as the creation of a huge, cumbersome bureaucracy.
However, defenders of the agency point to the lack of an attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 as evidence that DHS has worked.
The chart below shows the various agencies and offices that were absorbed by DHS under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.