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Grading Homeland Security: The State View

We asked state directors for their perspectives on DHS and the status of homeland security. The results were surprising.

James W. McMahon could easily see himself slipping into Secretary Tom Ridge’s shoes that March 1, 2003, morning. McMahon may be director of the New York State Office of Public Security today, but he brings 38 years with the state police office to the chair, 10 of which were spent as the head of 5,600 employees.

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Gerald Buckwalter

Vice President, Homeland Security, Northrop Grumman

“Many of the companies that deal in homeland security are coming from one of those stovepipes and they try to apply [previous] solutions across those barriers.”


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Fighting Fake IDs

With good reason, the 9/11 Commission called for tightening driver licensing procedures after its finding that many of the terrorists used fake IDs to board and hijack airplanes in the attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

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Overuse of Antivirals Could Make H1N1 Pandemic Even Worse

Indiscriminate use of antiviral medications to prevent and treat influenza could ease the way for drug-resistant strains of the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, toemerge, public health officials warn -- making the fight against a pandemic that much harder.

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Del. to Launch Federal ID Initiative

Delawareans who want to board a commercial airplane or train in the future will first have to obtain a federally compliant driver's license or state identification card that meets new post-9/11 security standards.

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Cybersecurity Chief Urges Action by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command on Monday called for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards and authorities for government agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, said the time for legislative action is now,… Keep Reading

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Sikh Attack Spreads Fear Among US Sikh Population

NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee brought fresh worries Sunday to the half million U.S. followers of a faith whose congregants have worried about their safety since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when some began targeting adherents of a peaceful religion that stresses the equality… Keep Reading

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High Deportation Figures Are Misleading

Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats. Read complete report here. Keep Reading

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AT&T Prepared To Keep Customers Connected During Hurricane Season in Georgia

AT&T is committed to keep its customers connected during the upcoming hurricane season – before, during and after storms – and has one of the industry’s largest and most advanced business continuity and disaster response programs to make sure its networks stay up and running. No one knows when the next tropical storm or hurricane… Keep Reading

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