The United States Department of Homeland Security came into existence in 2002 as a consequence of the Homeland Security Act. The Federal Homeland Security is responsible for coordinating the activities of roughly 187 Federal agencies dealing with varied aspects of US security. The job of Homeland Security is to prevent terrorist attacks on the US soil and to minimize the damage inflicted by such attacks. A career in such an agency requires a lot of sincerity, dedication, skills and hard work. It is different from the other jobs in the sense that it demands perpetual alertness and a 24-hour commitment from its adherents. However, those who are willing to give their best and utmost, it does promise ample satisfaction and rewards. Besides, the very concept and idea of working to protect the fellow citizens is in itself a source of great pride and motivation. I do believe that I will do really great in this career.