Secretary Tom Ridge on the One-Year Anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security [February 23, 2004] [open pdf - 30KB]
In these remarks, Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge presents an overview of homeland security efforts post-9/11, and how the Department of Homeland Security has evolved since its formation a year ago. He begins with a brief timeline, followed by a listing of accomplishments, and ways to move ahead: stronger information sharing and infrastructure protection, standards for interoperable communications and equipment, integrated border and port security systems, more prepared communities, new technologies and tools, improved customer service at immigration services, and ultimately, building a 21st century department.
Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov