Site Map - Homeland Security

Increase in Illegal Weapons Exports

- Weapons smuggled to China and Iran, says government.

Judge Says No to Social Security No-Match Letters

- Judge rules no-match letters would unfairly discriminate against legal workers and cause business disruptions.

Customs Controls

- The European Union is bringing in complex and costly new customs controls to deter terrorism and improve cross-border product flow.

Passenger Planes

- A proposed rule requiring passenger screening for private aircraft entering or leaving the United States, has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Agriculture Security

- A bill (H.R. 1717) that would establish a national agricultural and biodefense facility has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. H.R. 1717 is also pending in the House Agriculture Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Passports and Visas

- Passport and visa security are highlighted in a July report on border security by the government’s watchdog. Recommendations address taking better advantage of security features in the future.

Information Sharing

- Most of the country’s state and regional intelligence fusion centers don’t engage the private sector in their information collection and sharing efforts, says a report to Congress.

The Chertoff To-Do List

- The House Homeland Security chairman criticizes the White House's new homeland security strategy and prods the Homeland Security chief to get things done.

Hospital Irradiation Machines a Nuclear Security Risk

- Pentagon panel recommends scrapping the more than 1,000 machines currently in use.

White House Unveils New Homeland Security Strategy

- President Bush lays out his second strategy to protect the nation since 9-11.

Background Checks for NASA Scientists Blocked

- A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction on a Bush directive requiring background checks on NASA scientists.

Public Information Can Aid Terrorists, Says Report

- A new RAND report says publicly available information can make an attack easier for terrorists to perpetrate.


- 44 The number of supplemental grants given to fire departments around the country by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The supplemental funding makes nearly $4 million available to help local fire departments and emergency medical services programs pay for training programs, safety equipment, and response vehicles.

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