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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101 note) and came into existence Jan. 24, 2003. It is administered under the supervision and direction of the secretary of homeland security, who is charged with developing and coordinating a comprehensive national strategy to strengthen the United States against terrorist threats or attacks. In fulfilling this effort, the secretary advises the president on strengthening U.S. borders, providing for intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection, improving the use of science and technology to counter weapons of mass destruction, and creating a comprehensive response and recovery division. The secretary has the responsibility to oversee management of the National Communications System, those national security and private-sector infrastructures supporting national security and emergency preparedness telecommunications.

Source: Adapted from U.S. government regulations, "U.S. Government Manual", and "An Overview of the U.S. Intelligence Community"
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