• The Homeland Security Act of 2002 -- A Summary
  • May 15, 2003 | Authors: Angela Y. Ball; Jeffrey B. Ritter
  • Law Firm: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP - Washington Office
  • This Bulletin provides an analysis of the intent and structure of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. This analysis includes an overview of governmental functions that the Act has transferred from various federal agencies to the new Department of Homeland Security. This Bulletin also spotlights key provisions of component legislation within the Act such as The Critical Infrastructure Information Act, The SAFETY Act of 2002, and The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002.