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  • Border Patrol Agents
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    Border Patrol Agents

    The Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight of the House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on training border patrol agents. The Department of Homeland Security…

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  • Homeland Security Programs
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    Homeland Security Programs

    Secretary Ridge testified before the committee on the September 11 Commission’s findings and recommendations. He spoke about coordination efforts between state and federal officials,…

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  • September 11 Commission Report
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    September 11 Commission Report

    Commissioners testified about their final report on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. and recommendations within the report. They focused on recommendations for a new…

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  • Intelligence Gathering and Sharing
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    Intelligence Gathering and Sharing

    Various intelligence officials testified about the recommendations within the final report of the Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. Among the topics they addressed…

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  • Border and Transportation Security
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    Border and Transportation Security

    Mr. Hutchinson testified about fiscal year 2005 funding requests for border and transportation security as part of the Homeland Security Department appropriations proposals. Among the…

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  • Homeland Security Advisory System
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    Homeland Security Advisory System

    The witnesses testified about the nation’s Terrorist Threat Advisory System, a color-coded warning system that is the primary means by which the federal government communicates to citizens its…

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  • Congressional Restructuring
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    Congressional Restructuring

    Former House speakers Thomas Foley (1989-94) and Newt Gingrich (1995-98) recommended that the U.S. House establish a permanent standing Committee on Homeland Security to oversee the new…

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  • First Responder Funding Legislation
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    First Responder Funding Legislation

    Witnesses testified about funding requests for state and local emergency response teams in the event of a major disaster or terrorist attack. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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  • Identification Documents Fraud
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    Identification Documents Fraud

    Witnesses testified regarding homeland security threats posed by fraudulent and loosely controlled identification documents. Among the concerns discussed were the widespread reliance on…

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  • Terrorist Threat Integration Center
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    Terrorist Threat Integration Center

    Witnesses testified about the mission and operations of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center. Among the topics they addressed were information sharing procedures, protecting civil…

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  • Port and Border Security
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    Port and Border Security

    Officials testified about efforts to improve port security and maintain secure borders. Among the issues they addressed were inspections of cargo and travelers, maintaining the flow of…

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  • Bioterrorism and Vaccines
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    Bioterrorism and Vaccines

    The committee heard testimony on the U.S. government’s readiness to deal with a bioterrorist attack. Officials with the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control…

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  • Biological Warfare Threats
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    Biological Warfare Threats

    Witnesses testified about potential government responses to a biological terrorist attack, the potential for such attack, and levels of preparedness. They also talked about a proposed…

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  • Technical Assets in Antiterrorism Efforts
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    Technical Assets in Antiterrorism Efforts

    Mr. McQueary testified about the use of technology in efforts to combat terrorism. Among the topics he addressed were maintaining cybersecurity, research and development in weapons…

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  • Homeland Security Department Day 2
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    Homeland Security Department, Day 2

    Secretary Ridge testified about the progress made in establishing the Department of Homeland Security, departmental operations, and a recent exercise to test state and local responses to a…

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  • Homeland Security Department Day 1
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    Homeland Security Department, Day 1

    Secretary Ridge testified about the operation of the Department of Homeland Security and the state of the nation’s security. In his testimony he said that the country was more secure but…

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  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Chairmen and ranking members of various committees that would be involved with the new department testified about the creation of a Department of Homeland Security and the subsequent…

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  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Cabinet secretaries and members of Congress testified about the creation of a Department of Homeland Defense and the potential reorganization of the federal government. They talked about…

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  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Mr. Ridge testified about the creation of a Department of Homeland Security and the subsequent reorganization of the federal government. Among the issues he addressed were managing first…

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  • Homeland Security Department
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    Homeland Security Department

    Cabinet secretaries testified about terrorist threats to the U.S. and the need for the creation of a Department of Homeland Security. Among the topics they addressed were national security…

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