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DHS Provides Progress Report on Implementation of 9/11 Commission Recommendations

Aug 09, 2011

The United States has made significant progress in securing the nation from terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The United States has made significant progress in securing the nation from terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Following 9/11, the federal government moved quickly to develop a security framework to protect
our country from large-scale attacks directed from abroad, while enhancing federal, state, and local capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats and disasters at home. A key element of this framework included the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March, 2003, bringing together 22 separate agencies and offices into a single, Cabinet-level department. Many of the features of this new, more robust enterprise align with – and respond to – recommendations contained in the 9/11 Commission Report, released in July 2004 to assess the circumstances surrounding 9/11 and to identify ways to guard against future terrorist attacks. In recognition of the 9/11 Commission Report and the tenth anniversary of 9/11, a new report describes how DHS has addressed specific 9/11 Commission recommendations over the past ten years. Read highlights including the DHS progress report: Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations here.