The Secretaries Series: The Evolution of Securing the Homeland

| Tom Ridge
Tom Ridge
Former Secretary of Homeland Security

‘The Homeland’ is bringing you a series of candid, intimate interviews with former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security throughout the month of October. 

DHS was born out of 9/11, when 23 different agencies were pulled into one department in an effort to provide greater organization and communication in the government’s ability to address threats to the homeland.  

This week, former DHS Secretary Tom Ridge weighs in on the ways that homeland security has evolved since it was created in the aftermath of 9/11 and what is now the greatest threat the country faces.

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The Author is Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge is chairman of Ridge Global Cybersecurity Institute. He provides clients with solutions to cybersecurity, international security and risk management issues. Following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Tom Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and, on January 24, 2003, became the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The creation of the country's 15th Cabinet Department marked the largest reorganization of government... Read More

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