Remarks by Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation 2002 Service to America Summit [June 10, 2002] [open pdf - 26KB]
Tom Ridges focuses his remarks on the newly created Department of Homeland Security. The department was commissioned to protect the homeland which includes borders, airports, seaports, visitors, overseas preparedness, training and equipping first responders, detecting weapons of mass destruction, mapping the nation's critical infrastructure, synthesizing and analyzing intelligence, and communicating threats and actions to those who need to know. The department's single mission is to protect the American people and serves as the structure necessary for implementing the national strategy.
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