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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.

DHS Transistion

- The Department of Homeland Security faces its first transition to a new president. Read the National Academy of Public Administration’s transition plan, commissioned by DHS and Congress, on avoiding elevated vulnerability during this critical time.

New Israeli Stink Bomb Provides Safe Way to Disperse Protesters

- The Skunk, Israel's new crowd control device, provides a safe way to chase away protesters without causing bodily harm.

Emergency Characterization of Unknown Materials

- A valuable reference guide to the threat posed by hazardous materials.

DHS Funds to Boost Bomb Squads

- Because IEDs continue to be the terrorist weapons of choice, the Department of Homeland Security is encouraging states to allocate some of its homeland security funding to counter-IED initiatives.

Counter-IED Programs

- DHS has asked that states allocate a portion of the year's homeland security grants for counter-IED efforts, although some are stretched thin handling the more imminent threat of natural disasters.

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