The Homeland Security Department proposed by the Bush administration is nothing if not bold. The new Cabinet-level agency focused on protecting Americans from terrorist attacks would dwarf most federal agencies in size and assume many non-security functions as well.
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In what would be the biggest restructuring of government since World War II, President Bush proposed Thursday to move seven entire agencies and offices from several others into a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.
No federal employees would be laid off if a 170,000-person Department of Homeland Security is created by consolidating dozens of existing federal offices, the Bush administration said.