A decade has now passed since the tragic attacks of 9/11, when terrorists exploited our nation's aviation system to kill nearly 3,000 innocent men, women, and children, including citizens of more than 90 countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in response to those attacks, and in acknowledgement that it was created to combat terrorism, DHS has produced pages for its website dedicated to 9/11. However, those pages are not a solemn retrospective to the victims, but rather a listing how it has dealt with the lapses in security that facilitated the attack and what it is doing to counter future threats.
Among the areas listed on the DHS “Ten Years Since September 11, 2001” web pages are: Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations: The Progress We Have Made; a video by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on the state of America’s homeland security; and a link to a blog by Transportation Security Administration personnel.
For adding pages to its website seeking to reassure the public that DHS and its sub-agencies are engaged in countering terrorism, the 9/11 web pages are Government Video’s Website of the Week.
Government Video Website of the Week: The Department of Homeland Security’s Travelers Website
The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with ensuring the security of the U.S. transportation systems—especially air travel—which requires screening 600 million passengers per year