Dept. of Homeland SecurityBy Baselinemag | Posted 2004-04-04 Print
Headquarters: 3801 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20528
Financials: $40 billion operating budget proposed for fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2005.
Mission: Prevent and deter terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. Respond to all threats and hazards. Admit lawful immigrants and visitors. Promote the safe and secure flow of commerce.
Chief Executive: Secretary Tom Ridge
- Protect the lives of 293 million Americans as well as those of the 24 million foreigners who visit the U.S. each year.
- Defend the 3.5 million square miles of U.S. soil, including its 25 million business and 116 million housing units.
- Secure the free flow of goods and services-imports last year totaled $1.5 trillion while exports were just over $1 trillion.
- Tie all 180,000 employees into an around-the-clock information-sharing network.
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