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  • Discussion on the Visa Waiver Program
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    Visa Waiver Program and National Security

    Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff talked about the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which allows citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa. He…

  • Homeland Security Threats
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    Homeland Security Threats

    Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they…

  • REAL ID Act
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    REAL ID Act

    Witnesses testified about the implementation and enforcement of the REAL ID and the PASS ID Acts. The acts created minimum federal standards for identification cards as well as an…

  • National Cybersecurity Strategy
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    National Cybersecurity Strategy

    The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing titled, “Cyber Security: Developing a National Strategy.” Witnesses talked about threats to defense and…

  • Homeland Security Department Nominations
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    Homeland Security Department Nominations

    A confirmation hearing was held for the Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary nominations of Stewart A. Baker and Julie L. Myers. The nominees testified on their own behalf.…

  • Effects of the USA Patriot Act
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    Effects of the USA Patriot Act

    Mr. Dinh discussed the USA Patriot Act and how it has aided law enforcement in the prevention of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the world. Mr. Dinh is the chief author of the USA Patriot…

  • Detecting International Terrorists
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    Detecting International Terrorists

    The panelists talked about national security issues, focusing on the balance between individual privacy rights and the need to gather information in order to protect the public. They also…