Homeland Security Handoff

As the presidential campaign accelerates, Homeland Security has begun an unusual — and potentially controversial – effort to smooth the transition to a new administration, a time in which the country has traditionally been vulnerable.

The department is already beginning to position career staffers to move into some of the key jobs held by political appointees set to depart with President Bush in January 2009. The change in power will mark the first time since the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks that the reins of government will change hands.

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HSToday.us comments:Be patient with DHS, advisory group advises next President.

TSA names permanent deputy administrator.

Joseph White, CEO of the American Red Cross St. Louis Area Chapter, was named to a DHS advisory committee.

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