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San Francisco Oil Spill and TWIC

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.


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Mutual Aid in Emergencies, Terrorist Watch Lists, and Senate Confirmations

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.


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Policing Islamist Extremists, Rescheduling TWIC and Cybersecurity for Infrastructure

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.


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Technology Showcase, Secure Borders and Screening Terrorists

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.


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TWIC, Aviation Security and Contractor Dependency

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.


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National Preparedness Month, Grades for DHS and Defeating IEDs

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.


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Living in the Cross Hairs: Six Years and Counting

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.

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Immigration Enforcement and Police Cross-Training

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.

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Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

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.

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Appropriations Battles, Eavesdropping and Wiretapping, and State Grievances

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.

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9/11 Commission Bill, Registered Traveler Program and TSA Acquisition

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.


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