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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 11, 2002

Strengthening Homeland Security Since 9/11

Immediately following the tragic events of September 11, departments and agencies from across the federal government took steps to strengthen the safety and security of the American people. At the Federal level, a total of $10.6 billion from the Fiscal Year 2002 Emergency Budget Supplemental was dedicated to homeland security. The challenge is large, and much more remains to be done, but the foundation for a stronger, more secure America has been put in place:

Law Enforcement Activities

Border and Port Security

Transportation Security

Health and Food Security

Environmental and Energy Security

Citizen Engagement


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