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    Homeland Security

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke about homeland security issues, budget requests for the Department of Homeland Security, and the future of national security. He also responded to viewer…

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    U.S. VISIT Program Oversight

    Witnesses testified about the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (VISIT) program. Among the central issues addressed were system flexibility, data acquisition and…

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    September 11 Commission Recommendations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on border security and the FBI’s role in counterintelligence, as well as ways of…

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    Terrorists and Drug Cartels

    Asa Hutchinson, former undersecretary of Homeland Security and administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency talked about the connection between drugs and terrorism. Mr. Hutchinson…

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    Advisory Council First Meeting

    At the inaugural meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, chaired by Secretary Ridge, he swore in the other members, and then spoke about the Department of Homeland Security and…

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    Temporary Guest Workers

    At a hearing to evaluate the administration’s temporary guest worker proposal Senators McCain, Hagel, Craig, and Cornyn testified about the urgency of passing legislation before…

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    Arkansas Military Base Closings

    The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission held a regional hearing on the list of possible closures and realignments of defense bases. Elected officials and community…

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    Passenger and Freight Rail Security

    Witnesses testified regarding rail security for passengers and freight. It was generally agreed that, although providing complete protection for the rail system would be impossible,…

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    Cargo Security Issues

    Secretary Ridge addressed the group on the security of ship cargo coming into the U.S. after which he left. The other speakers also talked about the details of inspecting and securing…

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    Border and Transportation Security

    Homeland Security Undersecretary Hutchinson talked about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations concerning border and transportation security. The discussion included the…

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    Law Enforcement and Terrorism

    Mr. Muller and Mr. Hutchinson testified about efforts by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to improve their ability to identify and prevent terrorist threats. Among…

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    Transportation Security Recommendations

    Witnesses testified before the committee about the September 11 Commission’s recommendations on transportation security. They spoke about homeland security initiatives that are…

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    Homeland Security

    Former department leaders talked about their experiences as members of the first Homeland Security Department. Former Secretary Ridge spoke first for 20 minutes. Then the others…

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    Homeland Security Department Operations

    A C-SPAN crew visited various port and border security locations and talked to Undersecretary Hutchinson about the Department of Homeland Security’s anti-terrorism…

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    Terrorism Response Drill News Conference

    Officials spoke to reporters about a week-long drill to test emergency responses in several cities to potential terrorist attacks. Following their remarks they answered questions from…

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    Border Security

    Mr. Hutchinson talked about the end of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System and the launch of the US-VISIT system which will use biometrics to ID travelers. He…

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    Border Security Technology

    Witnesses testified about border security, technology to monitor border crossings, and implementing homeland security measures to protect against terrorist attack.

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    Rail Safety and Security

    Mr. Hutchinson spoke to reporters about new screening technology to be used for rail passengers to detect the presence of explosives. The new technology would be tested in…

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    Terrorist Suspect Arrest

    Attorney General Ashcroft briefed reporters on the status of a terrorism investigation in Ohio and the subsequent arrest of a Somali immigrant, Nuradin M. Abdi, on several counts of…

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    Foreign Students and Homeland Security

    Dr. Carafano moderated a discussion about national security and foreign students. The panelists discussed ways in which to maintain security while enabling a free flow of…

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