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    Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity experts from the government and private industry talked about the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sony, and JP Morgan Chase data breaches, and ways to protect both government and…

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    Extreme Weather Preparedness

    Witnesses testified on the impact at the federal and state level of extreme weather conditions that many parts of the country were experiencing. Among the topics they addressed were…

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    Disaster Recovery and Preparedness

    Homeland Security Department and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials talked about disaster recovery and preparedness. Joplin, Missouri, resident Janet Cage described the city’s…

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    Immigration and Border Security

    Representatives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Homeland Security Inspector General’s office testified on provisions of the immigration…

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    Maritime Security and Trade Issues

    Witnesses testified about the Obama administration’s new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security, released on January 25. Topics included the administration’s use of a risk-based…

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    International Aviation Screening Standards

    Witnesses testified on international aviation screening standards and airline security measures. Among the topics they addressed were the use of image scanners and pat-downs at security…

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    Anti-Terrorism Tools and Communication

    Witnesses testified on inter-agency communication, and effective use of anti-terrorism tools. Among the topics addressed were measures taken following the attempted bombing of Northwest…

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    Travel Restrictions on Terrorist Suspects

    Witnesses testified about law enforcement operations and programs as well as the effectiveness of efforts to stop travel by terrorists since the enactment of the Intelligence Reform and…

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    Improvised Exploding Devices in the U.S.

    Secretary Chertoff talked about the threat of terrorists' improvised exploding devices (IEDs) in the U.S. Topics included the role of the Homeland Security Department, risk management,…

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    Passenger Screening and Privacy

    Stewart Baker talked about privacy issues with terrorist screening and the Department of Homeland Security Automated Targeting System and Passenger Name Record initiatives. He and other…

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    Public Image of U.S. Terrorism Policy

    Secretary Chertoff addressed the audience about the reality of terrorism and the need for vigilance. He reflected on the popularity of the series “24,” saying that one of its most intriguing aspects is the very difficult choices presented to…

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    Military Role in Homeland Security

    Defense and National Guard officials talked about the role of military forces in homeland security operations and enforcement. Among the issues they addressed were the changing role of the…

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    Terrorism and Homeland Security

    Mr. Heyman talked about government efforts to prepare for possible terrorist attacks and recent attacks on public transit infrastructure locations in London. He responded to audience…

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    Department of Homeland Security

    Mr. Heyman talked about his report, “Rethinking the Department of Homeland Security,” that examines the organization and operations of the Homeland Security department and provide…

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    Challenges Facing Homeland Security Department

    The participants discussed a bipartisan joint CSIS-Heritage Foundation report on the challenges facing the Homeland Security Department. The report represents the conclusions of a task force…

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    Responses to Terrorist Weapons Attack

    The guests talked about the possibility of a terrorist attack using non-conventional weapons, including responses to such an attack and the safeguards that prevent dangerous material from…

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    Emergency Preparedness and First Responders

    State and local officials talked about federal policy in emergency management and effective responses to terrorist threats or attacks. Among the topics they addressed were the potential…

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