With a new president come new fears, preparations for an attack on American soil

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With voters concerned about a faltering economy and the war in Iraq, the possibility of a terrorist attack on American soil has not been at the top of the presidential campaign agenda.

Analysis: New DHS airline fingerprint plan

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- Angry airline executives are criticizing federal rules proposed Tuesday that would make them collect fingerprints from foreigners leaving the United States by air as part of the Department of Homeland Security's biometric border system, U.S.-VISIT.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

DHS policy point man quits

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The man who led the development of border and transportation policy at the Department of Homeland Security is leaving.

Report: Stolen passports handed back

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Border staff sometimes have no choice but to hand back stolen or forged travel documents to those using them, so they can leave the country, say U.S. officials.

New checks block Saudi terror suspects

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Anti-terrorist checks at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia have blocked more than 12 visa applicants in the last year, officials tell United Press International.

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Charles Stewart Verdery Jr. is an American lobbyist and political professional. He served as the first Assistant Secretary of Policy and Planning at the Department of Homeland Security from 2003-2005. He founded the Monument Policy Group, a government affairs consulting firm advising corporations, associations, and non-profits, in 2006.

Prior to his service at DHS, Verdery served as general counsel to Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.), Assistant Senate Majority Leader, from 1998 until 2002. Verdery also oversaw the creation and management of the Senate Republican High Tech Task Force. Verdery also served as counsel to Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on the Senate Judiciary Committee and directed the committee’s crime unit. In addition, while at the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration from 1996-1998, he worked for Chairman John Warner (R-Va.), investigating the contested Louisiana Senate election.

Verdery serves as an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Project 2049 Institute. He previously was a member of the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future at the Migration Policy Institute.

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