a. in and around the andes mountains of south america.
c. the number of past offenses. hope this !
the correct answer is c, the department of homeland security.
the department was formed in 2002 by president george w bush after the september 11th attacks showed critical gaps in us intelligence gathering and sharing.
the first secretary was former pennsylvania governor tom ridge, who worked to bring a wide range of disparate groups together to share what they knew when they knew it.