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Infographic: A Day in the Life of DHS

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Twelve years ago in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was established and consolidated 22 agencies into one organization. Its goal: prevent and respond to attacks and disasters -- manmade or otherwise -- and safeguard citizens 

All 22 components have unique missions and plenty gets done in one day. Exactly how much is illustrated in DHS' daily to-do list:


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