House Committee Lets DHS Dyke Janet Napolitano Show Her Huge Hole – July 19, 2012
On November 25, 2002, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was made into a cabinet department of the United States federal government, created in response to the September 11th attacks in 2001, and with the primary responsibilities of protecting the United States of America and U.S. Territories (including protectorates which is a vague interpretation) from and responding to terrorist attacks (although the number of terrorist attacks on the United States are almost non-existent), man-made accidents, and natural disasters.
On October 12, 2012, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council.
Despite the Department of the Interior’s name, the Department of Homeland Security is the equivalent to the interior ministries of other countries, not the Department of the Interior. In fiscal year 2011, DHS was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion. There are currently 240,000 employees in the Department of Homeland Security with a 2012 budget of US$60.4 billion dollars that the current secretary, Janet Napolitino, is responsible for.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) has its executives in positions of leadership within the Department of Homeland Security vetting all bureaucrats in the DHS through the Senior Executive Service’s Candidate Development Program (SES CDP).
The following is a listing of names of employees of the Department of Homeland Security who have been vetted through the Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board for their highly competitive positions within this quasi-government bureaucracy:
As can be seen from the links below, the Senior Executive Service has their executives in all major choke points within the United States Government including the Department of Defense.