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The E-Verify program is expanding to include U.S. passports and passport cards for employment verification.
The Washington Post reports on what the administration's top officials are doing to mark Veterans Day.
In the next few weeks, House Republicans will select new committee chairmen, and Congressman Peter King is the presumptive chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. He wants to take the panel back to its original purpose of overseeing the Department of Homeland Security and the war on terrorism.
By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.
The nation's top homeland security and counter-terrorism officials were on Capitol Hill talking yesterday about new terrorism trends. "Recent events in intelligence show a trend toward smaller faster developing plots rather than larger longer term plots like 9-11," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said homegrown plots disrupted in New York, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alaska, Texas and Illinois in the past year demonstrate the urgency of the problem.
The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.
There are more contractors than federal employees working at the Department of Homeland Security. Sec. Napolitano blames a federal hiring process that takes too long and costs too much.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has delivered to Congress the very first Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The document reflects nearly a year's worth of work as DHS officials, external stakeholders and even members of the public held an unusually open examination of the programs and priorities of a mega-agency charged with safeguarding the nation. An outside group that monitors the homeland security community offers its own first-look of the QHSR.
Tags: security , DHS , QHSR , Frank J. Cilluffo , Homeland Security Policy Institute , George Washington University , Bennie Thompson , House Homeland Security Committee , National Academy of Public Administration , Max Cacas