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TITLE I-DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SEC. 101. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT; MISSION. (a) There is established a Department of Homeland Security, as an executive department of the United States within the meaning of title 5, United States Code. (b)(1) The primary mission of the Department is to- (A) prevent terrorist attacks within the United States; (B) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism; and (C) minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the United States. (2) In carrying out the mission described in paragraph (1), and as further described in this Act, the Department's primary responsibilities shall include- (A) information analysis and infrastructure protection; (B) chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and related countermeasures; (C) border and transportation security; (D) emergency preparedness and response; and (E) coordination (including the provision of training and equipment) with other executive agencies, with State and local government personnel, agencies, and authorities, with the private sector, and with other entities. (3) The Department shall also be responsible for carrying out other functions of entities transferred to the Department as provided by law.
[ Analysis ]SEC. 102. SECRETARY; FUNCTIONS. (a)(1) There is a Secretary of Homeland Security, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. (2) The Secretary is the head of the Department and shall have direction, authority, and control over it. (3) All functions of all officers, employees, and organizational units of the Department are vested in the Secretary. (b) The Secretary- (1) may delegate any of his functions to any officer, employee, or organizational unit of the Department; (2) may promulgate regulations hereunder; and (3) shall have such functions, including the authority to make contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements, and to enter into agreements with other executive agencies, as may be necessary and proper to carry out his responsibilities under this Act or otherwise provided by law.
[ Analysis ]SEC. 103. OTHER OFFICERS. (a) To assist the Secretary in the performance of his functions, there are the following officers, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate: (1) a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, who shall be the Secretary's first assistant for purposes of chapter 33, subchapter 3, of title 5, United States Code; (2) an Under Secretary for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection; (3) an Under Secretary for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Countermeasures; (4) an Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security; (5) an Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response; (6) an Under Secretary for Management; and (7) not more than six Assistant Secretaries. (b) To assist the Secretary in the performance of his functions, there is an Inspector General, who shall be appointed as provided in section 3(a) of the Inspector General Act of 1978. (c) To assist the Secretary in the performance of his functions, there is a Commandant of the Coast Guard, who shall be appointed as provided in section 44 of title 14, United States Code. (d) To assist the Secretary in the performance of his functions, there are the following officers, appointed by the President: (1) a General Counsel, who shall be the chief legal officer of the Department; (2) not more than ten Assistant Secretaries; (3) a Director of the Secret Service; (4) a Chief Financial Officer; and (5) a Chief Information Officer. (e) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every officer of the Department shall perform the functions specified by law for his office or prescribed by the Secretary.
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