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  DHS | Department Subcomponents and Agencies
United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is responsible for protecting our nation’s borders in order to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States, while facilitating the flow of legitimate trade and travel.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities.
United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security, is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
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  Secretary (Health and Human Service): United States Secretary
The United States Secretary of Agriculture is the head of the United States Department of Agriculture concerned with land and food as well as agriculture and rural development.
In the individual states of the United States, the Secretary of State is normally an administrative officer responsible for certifying elections and maintaining corporate registrations.
The Secretary is appointed by the President with the approval of the Senate, and is a member of the Cabinet.
www.lycos.com /info/secretary-health-and-human-service--united-states-secretary.html   (496 words)

 Department of Homeland Security | Preserving our Freedoms, Protecting America
October 10, 2007 – President Bush issued an updated National Strategy for Homeland Security to guide, organize and unify homeland security efforts among federal, state, local and tribal governments, private and nonprofit sector partners, and individuals.
It incorporates lessons learned from exercises and real-world catastrophes, and focuses on the goals to protect and disrupt terror attacks, protect citizens and critical infrastructure, respond to incidents, and continue to strengthen the program.
The Homeland Security National Training Program has $84 million; the Competitive Training Grant Program, $29.1 million for innovative training programs addressing high-priority training needs.
www.dhs.gov /dhspublic   (262 words)

 United States Secretary of Homeland Security - Free net encyclopedia
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens.
The new department consisted primarily of components transferred from other cabinet departments because of their role in homeland security, such as the Plum Island Animal Disease Center, previously in the Department of Agriculture.
Senate Bill 442, approved by the Senate on July 26, 2005, would place the Secretary of Homeland Security after the Attorney General and before the Secretary of the Interior in the line of succession if it becomes law.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/U.S._Homeland_Security_Secretary   (281 words)

  Secure Borders and Open Doors in the Information Age
In addition, we are actively encouraging students, researchers and scientists to pursue their studies in the United States.
The State Department was the welcoming department, but maybe a little soft, and the Homeland Security department was the tough enforcer and maybe a little heartless.
We at the State Department are firmly committed to border security and to protecting our nation and we will make the necessary tough decisions to do so.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/59239.htm   (1374 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thomas Joseph Ridge (born August 27, 1945 near Pittsburgh) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives (1983–1995), Governor of Pennsylvania (1995–2001), Assistant to the President for Homeland Security (2001–2003), and the first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2003 –2005).
The charge to the nation's new director of homeland security was to develop and coordinate a comprehensive national strategy to strengthen the United States against terrorist threats or attacks.
The Department's Mission "is to (A) prevent terrorist attacks within the United States; (B) reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism; and (C) minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur within the United States" (From H.R. 5005-8 the Homeland Security Act of 2002).
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 CNN.com - Adm. Loy: Homeland security about balance, risk management - Jul 20, 2005
Former deputy secretary of Homeland Security Adm. James Loy is urging the U.S. government balance this attention to all forms of transportation.
Why in the world is the Homeland Security Department -- I understand it is a large, it is a massive bureaucracy, with all sorts of charters -- but border security, it seems just a matter of common sense, should be a priority, the priority in point in fact, along with our ports, in homeland security.
And again, last week, Secretary Chertoff was right on point in terms of focusing, that border security was one of those things that he has to deal in an integrated basis, as opposed to individual initiatives that have sort of been the cause so far.
www.cnn.com /2005/US/07/20/loy.security/index.html   (630 words)

 European Institute
Secretary Chertoff cited an outbreak of the avian flu caused by human-to-human contact as an example of a potential threat that would trigger not only a global health crisis, but would also greatly impact international trade, travel and the security of borders.
As stated by the Secretary, “the time to plan is in advance.” Communication between transatlantic allies is essential in order to ensure effective preparation and an appropriate reaction to the crisis.
Secretary Chertoff also described the current measures taken by the United States to facilitate the legitimate transatlantic movement of people and goods without sacrificing security.
www.europeaninstitute.org /content.php?section=homeland   (3122 words)

 Homeland Security
Emphasizing that as we secure the Homeland we cannot simply rely on defensive approaches and well-planned response and recovery measures.  We recognize that our efforts also must involve offense at home and abroad.
Better utilizing science and technology.  The United States derives much of its strength from its advantage in science and technology, and we must continue to use this advantage and encourage innovative research and development to assist in protecting and defending against the range of natural and man-made threats confronting the Homeland.  
Paul McNulty United States Attorney, Eastern District of Virginia
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 National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive
(3) It is the policy of the United States to maintain a comprehensive and effective continuity capability composed of Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government programs in order to ensure the preservation of our form of government under the Constitution and the continuing performance of National Essential Functions under all conditions.
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall serve as the President's lead agent for coordinating overall continuity operations and activities of executive departments and agencies, and in such role shall perform the responsibilities set forth for the Secretary in sections 10 and 16 of this directive.
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the integration of Federal continuity plans and operations with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector owners and operators of critical infrastructure, as appropriate, in order to provide for the delivery of essential services during an emergency.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2007/05/20070509-12.html   (0 words)

 Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Today, the President is directing the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to expand this list of dangerous organized gangs from other nations and to ensure that members of those gangs are barred from entry into the United States.
The United States must compete for foreign professional workers, and those who elect to lend their talents to the U.S. economy should be welcomed with open arms, not given a bureaucratic runaround.
Yet the roughly 65,000 workers who enter the United States each year on the TN visa must go to the trouble of renewing their visa every year.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/immigration   (0 words)

 News Archive - February, 2003
Joint Statement Between the United States of America and Afghanistan
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
Memorandum for the Secretary of Education, Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Commissioner of Social Security
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/02   (0 words)

 Travel Accommodation Announced June 8, 2007
The U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security announced Friday, June 8, that U.S. citizens traveling to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region, who have applied for, but not yet received passports, can re-enter the United States by air.
This accommodation does not mean that Americans are exempt from meeting the entry requirements of Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or countries in the Caribbean region, some of which require a passport, certified birth certificate, or other evidence of citizenship for entry.
Children 16 and under traveling alone should carry a copy of their birth certificate, baptismal record or a hospital record of birth in the United States as well as the proof of passport application status from the Department of State (DOS) for departure from the United States as well as re-entry to the United States.
www.travel.state.gov /travel/cbpmc/cbpmc_2223.html   (1137 words)

 Homelandsecurity - Overview
In order to maintain a safe and secure food supply in the United States, it is important that producers, processors, transporters and USDA employees have a good understanding of homeland security issues and are properly trained in prevention and response procedures.
The Homeland Security website provides details on what steps are being taken by USDA to protect the Nation's food supply against natural and intentional disasters.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today announced a new collaboration with states and private industry to protect the nation's food supply from terrorist threats.
www.usda.gov /homelandsecurity   (0 words)

Mutual recognition of trade partnership programs, and in particular the EU's Authorized Economic Operator program and the US Customs Trade Partnership program, is vital to achieve this.
European Union - Delegation of the European Commission to the United States
www.eurunion.org /News/press/2007/2007021.htm   (0 words)

 United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Leavitt to chair an Interagency Working Group on Import Safety.
HHS Issues Pandemic Planning Update and Homeland Security Council Issues One Year Summary Report.
www.hhs.gov   (481 words)

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