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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.

India Outlines Intelligence and Security Overhaul After the Mumbai Attacks

- The Indian government outlined a broad strengthening and reorganization of its security and intelligence agencies after more than 170 people were killed during a terrorist assault on the city in late November.

Obama Taps Napolitano for Homeland Security Secretary

- As a border-state governor in Arizona, Janet Napolitano has staked out a tough but nuanced position on border security and immigration enforcement.

DHS Appropriations

- Read a summary of how the $40 billion 2009 budget for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be allocated. First responders and ports are set to receive $4.2 billion.

DHS Takes on Transnational Gangs

- The U.S. government has launched a program to address gang activities that span international borders.

Transition to New Administration Could be Messy for DHS; Top 10 Positions at DHS That Must be Filled Quickly

- The transition from the Bush administration to either a Barack Obama or a John McCain administration could spell problems for the Department of Homeland Security, thus leaving the country vulnerable to attack.
 




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