Following the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. in 2001, President George W. Bush announced a need to develop a national strategy for homeland security. At that time, there were at least 40 federal agencies with responsibilities for homeland security activities. The Homeland Security Act (2002) created the Department of Homeland Security which is the overall agency in charge of protecting the American homeland by providing a more unified homeland security structure.
Citizen Corps brings together government and community leaders with a goal to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
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