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Efficacy of reorganization of Homeland Security

With the current bureaucracy of DHS overwhelmed would it be more effective for the Department of Homeland Security to model itself like the FEMA regions and function in a similar manner?

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First, you should clearly state just how DHS is 'overwhelmed'. The Department of Homeland Security subsumed several different government agencies when it was created - Immigration and Naturalization Service and U. S. Customs (renamed Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Secret Service, the U.S. Coast Guard, and others. The complete breakdown of DHS' composition can be found at their website

http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/structure/#1

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This solution addresses the issue of how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) imght be "overwhelmed", and goes on to examine the potential concerns attendant upon reorganizing DHS on a more FEMA-like model. Links to congressional testimony and a Washington Post article offer useful jump-off points for an essay or paper on the subject.

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