The Secretaries Series: Michael Chertoff on 9/11 and the Mission Ahead

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‘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.  It’s a different world today than when DHS was created, and the threats today are now more varied, complicated and digital, than they were when the department was formed.  And with the evolution of cyber threats from criminal groups and nation states, DHS’ ability to work with the private sector is even more important.

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