This page is unofficial lore. None of this information is canon to Neon District.
Eleven days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge was appointed as the first Director of the Office of Homeland Security in the White House. The office oversaw and coordinated a comprehensive national strategy to safeguard the country against terrorism and respond to any future attacks. With the passage of the Homeland Security Act by Congress in November 2002, the Department of Homeland Security formally came into being as a stand-alone, Cabinet-level department to further coordinate and unify national homeland security efforts, opening its doors on March 1, 2003.
Ever since the U.S government has been taken over by corporations, the United States has gone more corrupt. With the corporations rising they take all that has been used to keep order in peace to form a greater cause. More attacks have happened in the United States. Department of Homeland Security has begun to rise in the background. Many investigations would start to be carried out undercover and with uniform by the Homeland Security Investigations. Gathering information from these operations, the Special Response Team would be sent in to detain and give them justice. Other departments of the U.S government that were pushed down have started to rise under the shadows. With the Department of Homeland Security in the lead of the U.S Government for counter-terrorism and other acts, they start to carry out more operations. More members were recruited to carry out the operations.
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