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DHS launches YouTube channel and redesigns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has revamped its website and launched a YouTube channel in an effort to increase dialogue with the public
The DHS has revamped its website and launched a YouTube channel
New tools will provide a forum for open dialogue with the public

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today launched the DHS YouTube Channel and announced the redesign of - steps to enhance the Department's web presence, increase transparency and provide accurate, up-to-date information to the public.

"Social media plays an increasingly large role in our engagement with the public, especially in the event of an incident or disaster," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. "These new tools will facilitate an open dialogue about the Department's security efforts across the nation and around the world."

The YouTube Channel, found at, will allow DHS to use video to highlight events, speeches, public service announcements and other related content.

DHS's emphasis on web 2.0 tools such as YouTube allows the Department to provide greater transparency and access to the public and our state, local, territorial, tribal, private sector, and international partners. was reorganized around Secretary Napolitano's five major responsibilities - counterterrorism, border security, enforcement of immigration laws, disaster preparedness and response and Department unification - and redesigned based on user input and search analysis to help visitors find relevant and timely information.

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