Tag Archives: Janet Napolitano

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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Busy Year for DHS with Few Bumps in Road

The Department of Homeland Security has had a busy year. But for DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the efforts to secure national security don’t just belong in the halls of power in Washington, D.C. but in the town square as well. “Over the past year, our efforts have been guided by …

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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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If You See Something, REALLY Say Something…Oh, BTW, Happy Holidays

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Agency Administrator John Pistole announced their agencies would help expand the “If You See Something, Say Something,” public awareness campaign for the holiday season. The expanded efforts come as the transportation systems prepare for an influx of travelers for the …

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DHS, DoD Double Down on Cybersecurity

The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security have developed a new cybersecurity framework to better coordinate cybersecurity policies for the federal government. The agreement, released in a memo yesterday, lays out broad guidelines for collaboration and cooperation between the two agencies in the area of cybersecurity, including personnel, …

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Up in the Air: Security Chiefs Brief Obama on Air Safety

President Barack Obama met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and recently appointed Transportation Security Authority for an update on aviation security, according to a report in The Global Times. Official briefed Obama on DHS strategic plans for air safety, as well mass-transit transportation such as rail systems. …

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DHS Small Business Preparedness Plan Going Ahead

Small businesses have borne the brunt of the recession, and the Department of Homeland Security hopes they won’t bear the worst in the event of a national disaster. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the completion of a key step in developing contingency plans for small businesses in the wake of …

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DHS Debuts Cyber Storm III Exercise

Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the beginning of Cyber Storm III, a conference of experts and other cyber-incident responders to evaluate the nation’s readiness to deal with a web-based assault. “Exercises like Cyber Storm III allow us build upon the significant progress we’ve made in responding to evolving …

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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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