[128A-3] State office of homeland security. (a) There shall be established within the department of defense an office of homeland security. The director of homeland security shall employ appropriate personnel and make expenditures as may be necessary to carry out this chapter. The director shall appoint an administrator of homeland security who shall be exempt from chapter 76, subject to removal by the director, and receive compensation as the director may determine.

(b) The director shall be responsible for formulating and carrying out programs for homeland security. The director shall:

(1) Ensure coordination and cooperation among all organizations for homeland security; public agencies, including county, state, and federal agencies; and private organizations; and

(2) Cooperate with county, state, and federal homeland security and law enforcement agencies. [L 2013, c 175, pt of 2]



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