Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created after September 11, 2001 in response to emerging threats against the United States. DHS works to protect all of our borders in order to thwart international and domestic threats against the United States. In addition to defending our homeland, DHS also protects our homeland with aid in times of natural or accidental disasters. To accomplish its various missions, DHS collaborates with every facet of the government, including State and Federal governments, to defend our Nation.