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U.S., Europe mull airline data access

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. and European officials are trying to find a compromise to allow greater government access to airlines' databases of personal information.

U.S. airport screeners to become feds

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Contracted airport security screeners in the United States will be replaced by staff members from the Transportation Security Administration in coming weeks.

Chertoff: No sign of attack on U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says there is no sign of an impending U.S. attack following the alleged airliner bomb plot in Britain. Chertoff appeared Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" as part of a round of interviews Sunday.

Praise for much-maligned Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- For a change, the much-maligned U.S. Department of Homeland Security was praised for its response to the foiled British airline bombing attacks.

More U.S. air marshals to fly U.K.-U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is increasing the number of air marshals on flights originating in Britain bound for the United States.

Bomb plot raises U.S. air threat levels

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. officials raised the threat level for air travel from Britain to the highest level, red, Thursday after British police broke up an airline bombing plot.

Chertoff: Terror plot very sophisticated

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff Thursday said the foiled plot to bomb airliners originating in Britain was well-planned and well-advanced.

Chertoff promises aid to Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says the federal government will help expand shelters for evacuees when a new hurricane threatens coastal parishes.

La., feds still working on emergency plans

NEW ORLEANS, July 28 (UPI) -- The state of Louisiana and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have yet to work out who will do what the next time a hurricane heads for the Gulf Coast.

Glowing picture painted on border security

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The Bush administration has made a glowing report on its alien program along the southern U.S. border.

A year later, still no cybersecurity czar

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- Just over a year after the Department of Homeland Security announced it would create a position for a cybersecurity czar, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance i
ELLIOT SMILOWITZ, UPI Correspondent

DHS without cyber security head for a year

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S Department of Homeland Security is yet to fill the top cyber security job it created a year ago, says The Washington Post.

Chertoff calls for guest worker program

WASHINGTON, June 29 (UPI) -- Michael Chertoff, head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said Thursday that a temporary worker program would help control U.S. borders.

Congress wants anti-terror fund rundown

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress wants the Department of Homeland Security to explain where anti-terrorism grants are going.

Bush to immigrants: Assimilate

OMAHA, June 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Wednesday urged new immigrants to assimilate to take advantage of all the country has to offer.
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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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