Established after the 9/11 attacks against America, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security mission involved defending against terrorism, safeguarding the borders, imposing immigration rulings, developing readiness for reaction to and resurgence from tragedies within the U.S. territories. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 was ratified to assist the Department of Homeland Security in assimilating several agencies which integrates twenty-two government bureaus into a single organization. The burdens of the Department of Homeland Security have by no means been larger and the new terrorizations challenges America face entails an inventive and decisive result. At present, the threat depiction presents an enemy who acclimatizes, evolves and is determined to strike America from the global supply chain, aeronautic construction, cyber systems, surface transportation erections, and critical infrastructure.
“During a U.S. Conference of Mayors’ assessment, in the fifteen months subsequent of 9/11, $2.6 billion was spent by cities for supplementary costs of homeland security expenditures. Watson Institute conducted an assessment of approximately one-hundred fifty cities and discovered that they were expensing $21 million more each week in addition to the direct cost of homeland security due to the potential threat of terrorist warnings. The session generalized the costs to determine cities coast-to-coast were expending $70 million weekly more on homeland security than before 9/11. Funding for homeland security has risen from $16 billion in FY 2001 to $71.6 billion requested for FY 2012. Adjusted for inflation, the United States has spent $635.9 billion on homeland security since FY 2001. Of this $163.8 billion has been funded within the Pentagon’s annual budget (National Priorities Project 2011). With the $472.1 billion remaining amount financed through other federal agencies (Watson Institute 2011). To accomplish the Department of Homeland Security national...
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