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Homeland Security

Statutory Law

50 U.S.C. Appx § 2152(11) (2010) (Title 50—Appendix: Defense Production Act of 1950)

[NOTE: See 50 U.S.C. Appx § 2166(a) for information regarding the termination of this section.]

For purposes of this Act [50 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 2061 et seq.], the following definitions shall apply:
   (11) Homeland security. The term "homeland security" includes efforts—
      (A) to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States;
      (B) to reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism;
      (C) to minimize damage from a terrorist attack in the United States; and
      (D) to recover from a terrorist attack in the United States.