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  1. USA Patriot Act.
  2. Key areas identified by The National Strategy for Homeland Security.
    1. Support for first responders.
    2. Defend against biological terrorism.
    3. Secure America's borders.
    4. Use information to secure the homeland.
  3. Summary.

September 11, 2001 was a date that was very tragic for the American people since this was the date that America was attacked by terrorist groups using commercial airplanes to destroy the Twin Towers of New York and other federal buildings in America.
Because of the tragic events that occurred during the September 11 attacks, different departments and agencies of the U.S. Federal government immediately took steps in ensuring that the safety and security of the American people are strengthened to prevent further terrorist attacks.

[...] After the 9/11 attacks, federal policies have increased the budget from $ 4.5 billion to $ 5.9 billion to be allocated to different programs that monitor and counter biological terrorists' threats. These programs include the improvement of disease surveillance and response systems, increase capacity of public-health systems to handle contagious diseases outbreaks, extensive research on new vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tests kits as well as building up the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile. Secure America's borders Federal policy changes have increased the budget for border security from $ 2.2 billion to $ 11 billion in 2003. [...]


[...] Budget for these programs have increased and in 2003, the spending budget for information technology was $ 722 million (The National Strategy for Homeland Security). SUMMARY The 9/11 attacks on the United States had made the U.S. aware that measures should be taken in order to prevent further terrorist activities. There were a number of changes in federal policies after the attacks that would ensure that the U.S. would be stronger and more secure when it comes to protecting its homeland. The federal government [...]

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