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REMARKS BY HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF AND ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO GONZALES ON THE USA PATRIOT ACT

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) benefits significantly from the USA Patriot Act and urges the United States Congress to reauthorize this proven tool in the global war on terror.  more

 

SELECT HOMELAND SECURITY ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR 2005

Under new leadership, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced a comprehensive, risk-based agenda in 2005 to change the department?s practices, operations, and organizational structure.  Many changes under this review have been implemented, including the creation of a department-wide policy office, a strengthened role in the intelligence community, the ability to conduct joint operations across the department, and a renewed focus on planning and preparedness.  more

 

RESOLVE TO BE READY IN 2006 - HOMELAND SECURITY URGES AMERICANS TO MAKE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS THEIR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? On December 31, 2005 nearly half of all adults in this country will make at least one New Year?s resolution.  Today, as part of its successful Ready campaign, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security encouraged Americans to make a resolution that is both important and easy to keep, preparing for emergencies.  more

 

FACT SHEET:  The USA Patriot Act - A Proven Homeland Security Tool

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) benefits significantly from the USA Patriot Act and urges the United States Congress to reauthorize this proven tool in the global war on terror.  more

 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS URGE AMERICANS TO PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES

WASHINGTON, D.C. ? From their temporary home in San Antonio, Texas the New Orleans Saints spoke to Americans about the recent disaster that struck their hometown, and the importance of being prepared for such emergencies. Saints team members recorded a public service advertisement (PSA) that urges Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for emergencies.  more

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA) CHANGES TO AIRLINE SECURITY PROCESS

Since 9/11 significant advancements have been made in aviation security, including the installation of hardened cockpit doors, a substantial increase in the number of Federal Air Marshals, the establishment of the Federal Flight Deck Officer program, the 100 percent screening of all passengers and baggage and other measures. These initiatives have raised the bar in aviation security and shifted the threat.  more

 

TSA UNVEILS ENHANCED SECURITY SCREENING PROCEDURES AND CHANGES TO THE PROHIBITED ITEM LIST

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Beginning December 22, airline travelers can expect to see more random screenings, fewer prohibited items and a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce more dedicated to detecting and defeating more serious threats, such as explosives.  These changes are part of an update to security procedures announced today by Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley, to address the ever-evolving threat to commercial aviation.  more