Site Map - Homeland Security

Hazardous Materials

- New sweeping regulations aimed at boosting the security of hazmat railcars that travel through high-threat urban areas have been issued by the government. One rule focuses on route risk assessment, the other on car tracking and documented chains of custody.

Obama Outlines Homeland Security and Intelligence Priorities in 2010 Budget

- President Barack Obama outlined his homeland security and intelligence priorities for next year with his proposed 2010 budget today.

Is Hazmat Safety on Track?

- Two new rules impose requirements for tracking and securing hazardous materials during rail transport. Will they really reduce risks?

Napolitano Orders Review of Key DHS Efforts

- Border security, cybersecurity, information sharing, and risk management are among the issues the new homeland security secretary has targeted during her first month on the job.

Stimulus Allocates Nearly $3 Billion to Homeland Security

- The final stimulus package that passed Congress gives nearly $3 billion to homeland security out of the $787 billion total, including $1 billion for airport screening equipment, according to the Washington Post.

Obama Mulls Fate of Homeland Security Council

- Senators hear arguments over the fate of the White House Homeland Security Council; President Barack Obama's new administration may consolidate the seven-year-old panel into the National Security Council.

Treasury Freezes Bin Laden's Son's Assets

- The U.S. Treasury Department last Friday froze the assets of Osama Bin Laden's son as well as three other al Qaeda terrorists thought to have relations with Iran.

Napolitano Outlines Broad Homeland Security Agenda

- Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano outlined the Department of Homeland Security's broad agenda yesterday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

DHS Ready for Spillover of Violence from Mexico

- The Department of Homeland Security has developed a border surge plan if the drug-fueled violence that plagues Mexico spills over into American border states, reports The New York Times.

Transportation Plan Unveiled for Inauguration Weekend Activities

- The U.S. Secret Service has unveiled its transportation plan for the long inauguration weekend starting Saturady, January 17, through Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Lieberman Addresses Homeland Security Committee's Agenda for New Year

- Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, discussed his committee's priorities for the new year yesterday after meeting with the Democratic governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Department of Homeland Security.

Challenges for the New Administration

- The new presidential administration is facing a much more dangerous world than President Bush did eight years ago, according to David Kay, former International Atomic Energy Agency/United Nations Special Committee Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector. 

The New Administration's Plans

-  The Obama presidency must deal with numerous security challenges, including the threat of nuclear weapons trafficking and data security.

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