Homeland Security Presidential Directive 1: Organization and Operation of the Homeland Security Council [open pdf - 226KB]
Alternate Title: HSPD 1: Organization and Operation of the Homeland Security Council
This is the first in a series of Homeland Security Presidential Directives [HSPD] that shall record and communicate presidential decisions about the homeland security policies of the United States. The specific purpose of HSPD 1 is to set up and define the organization and operation of the Homeland Security Council. "Securing Americans from terrorist threats or attacks is a critical national security function. It requires extensive coordination across a broad spectrum of Federal, State, and local agencies to reduce the potential for terrorist attacks and to mitigate damage should such an attack occur. The Homeland Security Council (HSC) shall ensure coordination of all homeland security-related activities among executive departments and agencies and promote the effective development and implementation of all homeland security policies."
HSPD 1; Homeland Security Presidential Directive 1
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/wcomp/index.html
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents (November 5, 2001), v.37 n.44, p.1568-1570