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HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE - 9: DEFENSE OF UNITED STATES AGRICULTURE

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CITIZEN CORPS CELEBRATES SUCCESS AT TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Launched by President George W. Bush during the 2002 State of the Union address as part of the USA Freedom corps initiative to engage Americans in volunteer service, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge on January 22 marked the tremendous success of Citizen Corps two years later.  more

 

NATIONAL FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL DRAWS VISITORS TO FEMA TRAINING CENTER

FEMA announced this week that nearly 4,200 people visited the National Fallen Firefighters' Memorial in 2003, to honor thousands of American heroes.  The memorial is located 75 miles from Washington, D.C., at FEMA's National Emergency Training Center.  In addition, thousands more training center students and attendees at the annual memorial service also visited the memorial.  more

 

OKLAHOMA HOMELAND SECURITY DIRECTOR NAMED

Governor Henry tapped Major Kerry Pettingill as Oklahoma Homeland Security Director.  Pettingill joined the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1982 and was commander of the DPS Tactical Teams Special Operations and Bomb Squads.  He was appointed as Deputy Director of Homeland Security in 2002, which included overseeing personnel assigned to the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.  more

 

APPLICATION RELEASED FOR 2004-2005 CLASS OF HOMELAND SECURITY SCHOLARS AND FELLOWS

The Science and Technology division released on January 14 an application for the 2004-2005 class of the Homeland Security Scholars and Fellows.  This highly competitive program assists in the development and mentoring of the next generation of homeland security scientists and engineers by supporting students pursuing degree programs at America's leading universities.  Through internships at homeland security venues, many students will focus their studies in areas that support the Department's mission.  more

 

THREAT LEVEL LOWERED TO YELLOW: ELEVATED

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge discusses the lowering of the threat level.  more