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Witt undertook wide-scale reforms that streamlined relief measures. Thanks to the end of the Cold War, he was also able to direct resources from civil defense toward disaster relief, as well as recovery and mitigation programs. In the post-September 2001 era, a new type of “civil defense” emerged: homeland security. FEMA became part of DHS when the latter was formally established on March 1, 2003. ❚ FURTHER READING: BOOKS: Gore, Albert. Federal Emergency Management Agency: Accompanying Report of the National Performance Review.

Html> (April 16, 2003). SEE ALSO Terrorism, Philosophical and Ideological Origins Terrorist and Para-State Organizations Terrorist Organization List, United States Terrorist Organizations, Freezing of Assets Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security FISH FISH (German Geheimschreiber Cipher Machine) ❚ ADRIENNE WILMOTH LERNER As late as the World War I era, cryptology depended on highly trained people at both ends of a communication to cipher and decipher a message. Codes were often kept in books that were vulnerable to enemy capture.

Although no major FBI operations were assumed into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the establishment of pending DHS committees to govern intelligence agency cooperation and information sharing will alter the manner in which the FBI relays information to the President and other government officials. Proponents of the DHS hope the agency will streamline communication among intelligence and security agencies. Critics of proposed DHS intelligence reforms charge that agencies, such as the FBI, will lose investigative and operational autonomy.

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