Homeland Security Website: 'Learn How DHS Helps Keep Our Nation Safe'

April 16, 2013 - 5:41 AM
DHS

One day after the Boston explosions, the DHS website explains how it's keeping Americans safe. (From DHS website)

(Update: Sometime after 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, DHS changed its website to feature a reminder: "If You See Something, Say Something." The feature explaining "how DHS helps keep our nation safe," described below, was bumped to number two in the story rotation on the DHS home page.)

(CNSNews.com) - The Department of Homeland Security, as of 10:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, was featuring on its home page a message explaining "how DHS helps keep our nation safe."

Clicking on the featured story --  "A Day in the Life of DHS" -- takes visitors to a page showing what DHS is doing by "air, sea, land, or in cyberspace" to protect Americans.

"Every day, DHS employees all over the country work to protect the American public from a range of threats, including terrorism, natural disasters, cyber attacks and other emergencies and disasters. Whether by air, sea, land or in cyberspace, DHS vigilance over the last ten years helps keep our nation safe."

The feature includes a chart showing how the DHS keeps busy with screenings, seizures, confiscations, inspections, patrols, citizenship verifications and other activities.

On the DHS home page, right below the featured “Day in the Life of DHS," is a statement on the Boston explosions from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

She writes: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone impacted by this incident in Boston, especially the families and loved ones of the victims. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies continue to respond and at the President’s direction, the Department of Homeland Security is providing any support necessary in this ongoing investigation. We encourage the public to be vigilant, and to listen to direction from state and local officials.”

Aside from that written statement, Napolitano, as of Tuesday morning, had not said anything publicly about the Boston terror attacks.