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Cybersecurity experts gather for CMD seminar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- A special seminar is scheduled this month to examine the benefits of a continuous diagnostics and mitigation program to reduce cybersecurity risks.

Napolitano: Immigration 'No. 1' priority

WASHINGTON, March 4 (UPI) -- Immigration is the top legislative priority for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security this year, Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

Florida pastor partly 'creation of media'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday the Florida pastor who threatened to burn Korans was "in part a creation of the media."
Brown: Katrina facts given without context

Brown: Katrina facts given without context

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Information U.S. officials provided about its Hurricane Katrina response didn't give the whole story, the ex-chief of the emergency management team said.

U.S. develops Mexican border crime plans

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The United States has developed plans for a law enforcement "surge" to deal with Mexican drug violence if it spreads across the border, offficials say.

Officials fine tune inauguration security

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Local, state and U.S. officials huddled Tuesday, fine tuning plans to make sure Barack Obama's presidential inauguration goes off without a hitch.
Illegal immigrants cleaned Chertoffs' home

Illegal immigrants cleaned Chertoffs' home

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A housekeeping company used by U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff used illegal aliens to clean Chertoff's home, records indicate.
Chertoff: Don't divide Homeland Security

Chertoff: Don't divide Homeland Security

ELIZABETH, N.J., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff said Thursday at New Jersey's Kean University his department should not be divided into smaller parts.
Chertoff cites Mumbai for tighter security

Chertoff cites Mumbai for tighter security

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The terrorist attack on Mumbai, India, shows the need for the United States to beef up its coastal protection, Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff said.

Chertoff warns of political pressures

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff warned his successor, Janet Napolitano, that she will have to fight off special interests in her new post.

Texas governor wants better inmate screen

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has demanded the federal government improve screening of jail inmates to prevent those in the country illegally from being freed.

Chertoff says 16,000 on watch list

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Wednesday there are 16,000 names on the national watch lists, not hundreds of thousands.

Deadline to scan all cargo won't be met

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Homeland Security Department says too many obstacles remain to meet a 2012 deadline to scan contents of all cargo containers entering U.S. ports.
Houston not happy with FEMA response

Houston not happy with FEMA response

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Houston officials are critical of the Federal Emergency Management Agency about delays in getting emergency relief supplies to Hurricane Ike victims.

Bush to visit hurricane zone Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President Bush says Hurricane Ike search-and-rescue operations are a top priority and he will go to storm-ravaged Texas Tuesday.
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff jokes with President George W. Bush during a swearing-in ceremony in Washington on March 3, 2005. Chertoff is a former U.S. assistant attorney general and succeeded Tom Ridge as secretary of the department which was created after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Chertoff listens in to his right...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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Michael Chertoff (born November 28, 1953) was the second United States Secretary of Homeland Security under President George W. Bush and co-author of the USA PATRIOT Act.

He previously served as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals, as a federal prosecutor, and as assistant U.S. Attorney General. He succeeded Tom Ridge as United States Secretary of Homeland Security on February 15, 2005.

Since leaving government service, Chertoff has worked as Senior Of Counsel at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling. He also co-founded the Chertoff Group, a risk management and security consulting company, which employs several senior officials from his time as Secretary of Homeland Security as well as Michael Hayden, a former Director of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Michael Chertoff."
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