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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has established a program--the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT)--to collect, maintain, and share information, including biometric identifiers, on selected foreign nationals who travel to the United States.
Seaports are a critical vulnerability in the nation's defense against terrorism. They are potential entry points for bombs or other devices smuggled into cargo ships and ports' often-sprawling nature presents many potential targets for attack.
The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces unique opportunities and risks for ensuring the nation's homeland security. The implementation and transformation of DHS will be complex, and the components being merged into the new department already face a wide array of existing challenges.