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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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The food supply, dirty bombs and border security

Congress takes a look at a range of homeland security topics this week from US agriculture security, the concerns of first responders in border communities, and the ability of terrorists to obtain radiological materials for dirty bombs.


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UK: Facing a Sustained Threat

LONDON, JULY 2, 2007 - A mere 36 hours after the London Mercedes bombs were discovered, security services' worst fears came to life as terrorists struck again in the United Kingdom. While the attempt to drive a jeep into Glasgow International Airport was hampered by an incompetence that is increasingly becoming the hallmark of the terrorist group that’s behind the failed explosions, the arrival of Baghdad-style Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devises (VBIEDs) - both suicide and remote detonated - to Britain's shores opens a new door in the war on terror here.

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DHS reaction to UK airport attack

The Department of Homeland Security does not raise the US aviation threat level in response to an attack on the Glasgow Airport in Scotland, but the secretary promises extra security in the wake of the attack.


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London Plot Thwarted and the Establishment of a New Norm?

LONDON, JUNE 30, 2007 - In what appears to be a message to new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, terrorists have targeted London with a pair of car bombs in the heart of the city's theatre district. With elements that are clearly recognizable from previously foiled plots, this new attempted attack appears to show terrorists are still very active in the United Kingdom and eager to reap carnage more normally suited to Baghdad than London.

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