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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.

Number

- 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.

Homeland Security Contracts

- Homeland Security Contracts awarded.

Remote-Control Toys a Terrorism Risk?

- Toy remote controls may pose a terrorism risk, says TSA.

Efforts to Tighten Borders Continue

- Specially trained border patrol officers have long been authorized to issue removal orders so that illegal immigrants not seeking asylum get deported without a hearing. Called “expedited removal,” the authority previously applied in only three U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Sectors across the southwest border. It has now been expanded to nine.

Flight Crew Training

- TSA should establish strategic goals for flight crew security training, says this GAO report.

Border Security

- A recent GAO report states that the visa process should be improved as an antiterrorism tool.

Academic Consortium

- National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security formed to help improve U.S. and worldwide security.

Agriculture Inspections Compromised

- The 2002 decision to transfer agriculture inspections to Customs and Border Protection has hurt the nation's ability to protect against foreign pests.
 




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