Homeland Security

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homeland security

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) precautions taken by the government of a specified country against terrorist attacks

Homeland Security

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body responsible for dealing with terrorist threats on American soil
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Noun1.Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States
Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA - an independent agency of the United States government that provides a single point of accountability for all federal emergency preparedness and mitigation and response activities
Immigration and Naturalization Service, INS - an agency in the Department of Justice that enforces laws and regulations for the admission of foreign-born persons to the United States
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, FLETC - a center in the Department of that trains law enforcement professionals for more than seventy federal agencies
Secret Service, SS, United States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS - the United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents
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The main body of the text is organized in eight chapters, covering distinctions and differences between homeland defense and homeland security, the philosophy and ethos, reality and constraints, of homeland defense support of civil authorities, homeland defense enterprise and civil-military partnership, and a variety of other related subjects.
Leidos will provide its services to contribute to research and development efforts within the areas of CBRN defense, homeland defense, WMDs, critical infrastructure protection, security and other focus areas.
DOD has many strategy, policy, and guidance documents on interagency coordination for its homeland defense and civil support missions; however, DOD entities do not have fully or clearly defined roles and responsibilities.
5) USNORTHCOM's missions are thus limited to military homeland defense and civil support to lead Federal agencies.
Systematic Approach to Providing Technology and Systems for Homeland Defense
The Army already has a significant WMD defense capability, but many homeland defense agencies are not aware of what the Army has to offer, Giunta said.
Now that we have implementations for homeland defense, we would provide a type of CCAS support to homeland defense if needed," Duron said.
Certain industries stand to gain more in 2003, when the homeland defense budget will nearly double.
There is a calendar of coming events; a few of these include seminars and training sessions on how to get homeland defense contracts and grants.
And now we have a new Homeland Defense bureaucracy springing up.
Planning for longer-term homeland defense began, as did a war against the terrorist organizations and their supporters in Afghanistan.

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