Bush declares Texas disaster zone

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Saturday declared 29 Texas counties disaster areas and was preparing to inspect damage cause by Hurricane Ike.

Chertoff warns against complacency

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, on the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Wednesday warned against complacency.

Chertoff names new senior DHS official

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department announced the appointment of a new principal deputy undersecretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
Chertoff, Gustav head to New Orleans

Chertoff, Gustav head to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is going to New Orleans as Hurricane Gustav churns into the Gulf of Mexico, Chertoff's spokeswoman says.

Submersible bust yields 6 tons of cocaine

MEXICO CITY, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. officials say information they provided to the Mexican Navy led to the seizure of a cocaine-laden submarine off the country's southwestern coast.

Haave to take international affairs job

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department has named a 25-year national security veteran as the new assistant secretary for international affairs.

Chertoff upset by suspect's release

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff expressed anger Wednesday that a Mexican judge released a suspect in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Commentary: Oversight overkill

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- The Department of Homeland Security reports to no fewer than 86 congressional committees that have required top officials to testify 761 times, provide 7,800 written reports and answer 13,000 questions. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff believes America’s defenses against another Sept. 11 attack, on a scale of 1 to 10, are now a 7.

Bulgaria moves closer to visa-free travel

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- The continued improvement of airport security in Bulgaria has resulted in the first steps toward enlisting the country in visa-free travel to the United States.

Wis. flood zone declared disaster area

MILWAUKEE, June 15 (UPI) -- President George Bush has declared five Wisconsin counties struck by flooding federal disaster areas, the White House announced.
Fed contractors must check workers' status

Fed contractors must check workers' status

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- Bush Administration officials say U.S. government contractors must now check the citizenship and legal status of their employees by using a free service.

Federal contractors to use E-Verify

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Monday said E-Verify is the electronic employment eligibility verification system federal contractors must use.
Seaport ID card program faces delays

Seaport ID card program faces delays

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A new security program designed to issue tamper-proof IDs to U.S. seaport workers is being delayed by technical glitches, a report said Monday.

Report: Record high immigrant prosecutions

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. law enforcement agencies are carrying out criminal prosecutions of record numbers of illegal immigrants, officials say.

Chertoff says anti-terror war must go on

LONDON, June 2 (UPI) -- The frontier areas of Pakistan are being used by al-Qaida to train operatives, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says.
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Michael Chertoff
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)

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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