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March 13, 2013

A day in the life of the Department of Homeland Security

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on March 13, 2013

A friend sent me a link to the info graphic below:  A Day In the Life of Homeland Security. [Thanks, jr]

I think it has the wrong title.  I believe the image more accurately describe an average day for DHS elements, not homeland security.

Homeland security is much more than what DHS does.

An arresting graphic, nonetheless — even without mention of anything having to do with buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (4.4 million rounds a day, if you’re doing the math).

Another friend said the picture could provoke a conversation about input, output and outcome measures. [Thanks, lsf]

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Comment by Claire B. Rubin

March 13, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

Not much mention of the functions that FEMA performs.

Comment by William R. Cumming

March 13, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

FEMA of course is the Mouse That Roars from time to time in the Department with less than 5% of FTEs and none with guns, badges, or uniforms.
Secretary Chertoff is reported to have told nominee Janet N. that 50% of his time while Secretary was spent on FEMA issues. Wondering at her percentage?

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