A panel of the House Infrastructure and Transportation Committee holds a field hearing on the recent oil spill in San Francisco. Meanwhile, the Transportation Security Administration continues to introduce TWIC to port cities around the nation.
A top FEMA official talks to a panel of the House Homeland Security Committee about effective mutual aid strategies for states and localities during emergencies. The full committee then looks at making a terrorist watch list. Finally, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee considers the nominations of two DHS officials.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee takes a look at how police departments best handle Islamist extremists. The House Homeland Security Committee holds a rescheduled hearing on TWIC. Several panels of that committee then take a look at cybersecurity as it applies to the 17 sectors under the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
The House Homeland Security Committee sponsors a fair this week to showcase technologies that help implement recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. Several subcommittees then hold a joint hearing on the future of the Secure Border Initiative-Network program. Finally, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee examines terrorist screening methods.
The Department of Homeland Security provides a sneak peak into the workings of TWIC while the House Homeland Security Committee counts its failures. Kip Hawley talks aviation security in both the House and Senate. A Senate panel examines the department’s dependency on contractors.
The US Senate Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsCommittee examines preparedness for pandemic influenza from three different angles this week. Meanwhile, the House Homeland Security Committee takes a look at homeland security training exercises. Keep Reading
The Border Trade Alliance hosts its annual international conference in Austin, Texas; USCIS introduces a new US Naturalization Test; and both the House and the Senate examine pandemic preparedness measures. Keep Reading
The House of Representatives puts the focus on National Preparedness Month and the House Homeland Security Committee grades the effectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff personally takes a look at efforts to defeat improvised explosive devices.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff observes the sixth anniversary of 9/11; FEMA Administrator David Paulison explains the National Response Framework; and ICE Acting Assistant Secretary Julie Myers goes up for a confirmation hearing. Keep Reading
New Yorkers who lived through 9/11 and who are involved in various aspects of security in the city offer their personal and professional views of preparedness in the #1 terrorist target in the nation.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff goes to Alabama to see the Coast Guard in action while his department hosts the 2007 DHS Security Conference and Workshop in Baltimore, Md.Keep Reading
Dan Verton reports on the latest identity management technologies and programs designed to enhance homeland security. Keep Reading
Section 287(g) of the Immigration and Naturalization Act authorizes theDepartment of Homeland Security to cross-train state and local policeofficers in immigration enforcement duties. Police officers in Oklahomaare the latest to receive training for the 287(g) designation.Keep Reading
The Department of Homeland Security steps up immigration enforcementmeasures through enhancedworksite enforcement. DHS officials meanwhileattend a border security conference in Texas to discuss technologiesand efforts to keep illegal immigrants from entering the United States.Keep Reading
Congress has left Washington for its summer recess. Before it left,President Bush signed the 9/11 Commission bill into law and declaredhis opposition to excessive DHS spending increases. The House passed aSenate measure to expand White House eavesdropping powers. And HomelandSecurity Secretary Michael Chertoff addresses concerned statelawmakers.Keep Reading
Congress has left Washington for its summer recess. Before it left, President Bush signed the 9/11 Commission bill into law and declared his opposition to excessive DHS spending increases. The House passed a Senate measure to expand White House eavesdropping powers. And Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff addresses concerned state lawmakers.
The House holds hearings this week on food security and chemical security issues as well as taking a look at homeland security advisory committees and security vs. commerce through US borders. The Senate holds a confirmation hearing on Dennis Schrader’s nomination as a FEMA official.
The Senate and the House look at emergency response assistance from the military and private sector respectively. The House also examines the impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and makes progress on addressing the causes of homegrown terrorism.
The USCG unveils a new plan to respond quicker and more efficiently to combat any threat. Sponsored by General Dynamics.
Legal Scholar Proposes New Framework for Adjudicating GWOT Combatants Keep Reading