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Kids Under 13 Can Keep Shoes On at Airports, Napolitano Says

Children 12 years old and younger soon will be able to keep their shoes on while going through airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. New DHS policy, to be rolled out in the coming months, also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a …

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Napolitano Sees Air Travelers Keeping Shoes On In the Future

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday she could see a future where air travelers do not have to remove their shoes at security checkpoints. However, the technology to scan shoe-wearing passengers for bombs does not exist yet and may not be available in the near future, Napolitano said. The …

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Napolitano on Stuxnet: Private Sector Needs Rapid Response

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a group of University of California, Berkeley engineering students the Stuxnet computer worm that targeted Iranian nuclear facilities highlighted the importance of a quick response from the private sector. “The key thing we learned from Stuxnet was the need for rapid response …

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Gates, Napolitano, Holder React to Giffords Shooting

The Saturday shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), which killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, according to police, has spurred reactions across the federal government and Congress. USA Today reports political leaders across the spectrum and throughout the halls of government …

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Napolitano: Cybersecurity is Not a Battlefield

Some have characterized cybersecurity as a challenge for the private marketplace, and others have laid it squarely on the shoulders of the military, calling the efforts to secure cyberspace the latest battle frontier. But, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is having none of it. Speaking at a cybersecurity …

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Napolitano: Threats to US Evolving

Terrorists are adapting to a new environment, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano in a speech to first responders in New York on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Accordingly, the United States needs a comprehensive and ever-evolving approach to preventing terrorism, the secretary said. “That requires …

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Napolitano: ‘Homeland security begins with hometown security’

Homeland security begins with hometown security, and with the men and women on the frontlines who dedicate themselves to keeping communities safe every day, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano during yesterday’s visit to Chicago. “Through homeland security grants and the Recovery Act, we are helping local fire …

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Napolitano Addresses Border-Protection Strategies in Montana

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Montana to tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and meet with state and local officials, law-enforcement personnel and private-sector stakeholders regarding DHS’ efforts to secure the Northern border. “We have made critical security enhancements along our Northern border, investing in …

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Napolitano Gives Nod to Obama’s Pick to Lead DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Warren Stern as director of the department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. “The men and women of DNDO play a critical role in strengthening America’s security,” Napolitano said. “Warren’s nuclear security and safety expertise will …

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