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  • Discussion with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Crisis Leadership
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    Disaster Preparedness and Response

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson participated in a panel discussion with state and local officials on how to respond to crises such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters.

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  • Homeland Security 8th Anniversary Discussion
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    Homeland Security 8th Anniversary Discussion

    Andrea Mitchell moderated a discussion with Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and former secretaries Michael Chertoff and Tom Ridge to mark the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the…

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  • Fifth Anniversary of the  Department of Homeland Security
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    Fifth Anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security

    President George Bush, Secretary Michael Chertoff, and former Secretary Tom Ridge spoke to department staff to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.…

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  • 2005 Inauguration Event Security
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    2005 Inauguration Event Security

    Secretary Ridge spoke about preparations for President Bush’s second inauguration and security measures taken to meet a variety of threats. The news conference was held outside with the…

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  • National Response Plan
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    National Response Plan

    Secretary Ridge and Mr. Scheppach spoke to reporters about federal, state and local responses to terrorist threats and reactions to local crises. Following their remarks they answered…

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  • Secretary of Homeland Security Resignation
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    Secretary of Homeland Security Resignation

    Secretary Ridge spoke to reporters about his decision to step down as Secretary of Homeland Security, future challenges for the new department, and organization needed within the department…

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  • Registered Traveler Program
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    Registered Traveler Program

    Officials announced the launch of the Registered Traveler Pilot Program. Secretary Ridge described the program as a “twenty-first-century security measure,” designed to improve “both customer service…

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  • Recent Terrorism Threat Reports
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    Recent Terrorism Threat Reports

    Secretary Ridge announced a change in the terror threat level. He noted that information about specific threats against financial sectors in New York, New Jersey, and Washington D.C.…

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  • Homeland Security Update
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    Homeland Security Update

    Secretary Ridge announced an update on both the status of terrorist attack threats this summer and on the efforts of law enforcement and homeland security professionals across the U.S. to…

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  • Homeland Security Programs Funding
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    Homeland Security Programs Funding

    This public meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council focused on the funding of homeland security programs.

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  • International Security Issues
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    International Security Issues

    Following a closed-door meeting, Secretary Ridge and Commissioner Vitorino talked about joint U.S.-European efforts to combat terrorism and provide security. Among the specific issues…

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  • Homeland Security Issues
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    Homeland Security Issues

    The Homeland Security Advisory Council held their quarterly meeting. The group provides advice to Secretary Ridge. A number of issues were addressed, including information sharing,…

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  • Rail Security
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    Rail Security

    Secretary Ridge spoke to reporters about the state of rail safety and security. Among the topics he addressed were improving security screening, responding to intelligence threats, and…

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  • Homeland Security Department Anniversary
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    Homeland Security Department Anniversary

    Following an introduction by Secretary Ridge, President Bush addressed a crowd at the Ronald Reagan building on the first anniversary of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.…

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  • Homeland Security Budget
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    Homeland Security Budget

    Secretary Ridge briefed reporters on the proposed Department of Homeland Security budget, spending priorities, and the allocation of resources. Following his remarks he answered questions…

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  • Bioterror Threat
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    Bioterror Threat

    Secretaries Thompson and Ridge talked about the 2005 budget provisions for defenses against bioterrorism at the Health and Human Services Command Center. They announced and outlined the new…

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  • Terrorism Threat Alert Level
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    Terrorism Threat Alert Level

    Secretary Ridge announced that the national threat level was being lowered to Code Yellow. It had been raised to Code Orange, or high risk, from Code Yellow, or elevated risk, on December…

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  • International Airline Security
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    International Airline Security

    Secretary Ridge announced that foreign flights to the U.S. would be required to carry U.S. Air Marshals to improve airline security in the U.S. The announcement came after renewed terrorist…

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  • Homeland Security Alert Level
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    Homeland Security Alert Level

    Secretary Ridge announced that due to increased “chatter” about a possible terrorist attack, the national terror threat level had been raised to high. Following his announcement he answered…

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  • Homeland Security Appropriations Signing
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    Homeland Security Appropriations Signing

    Secretary Ridge spoke briefly and introduced President Bush who signed the Department of Homeland Security appropriations legislation. The president praised Secretary Ridge’s and the…

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