The Paradox of Agency Issue Attention: The Bush Administration and Homeland Security

  • Feter J. May
  • Samuel Workman
Part of the The Evolving American Presidency Series book series (EAP)


During the Bush administration, protecting the homeland from terrorism was central on the domestic policy agenda. After the events of September 11 President Bush announced creation of the Office of Homeland Security and charged it with focusing the attention of federal agencies on the threat of terrorism. That was followed in November 2002 with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the largest reorganization of the federal government since 1946. These actions left little doubt about the degree to which the Bush administration made homeland security a top policy priority.


Federal Agency Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Preparedness Bush Administration 
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  • Feter J. May
  • Samuel Workman

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