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Ridge brings expertise to travel group

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge has joined the newly formed Discover America Partnership to explore ways to balance travel and security.

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.

Ridge says Katrina response too slow

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge suggested a stronger regional structure might have speeded the response to Hurricane Katrina.

Official cautious on border volunteers

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- The nation's top border official reacted cautiously Thursday to the suggestion that volunteers could help patrol the porous frontier with Mexico.

Ridge details terror warning discussions

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said his agency often didn't to want to raise the nationwide terror alert level but was overruled.

Ridge: U.S., Canada econ. growing closer

OTTAWA, April 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge has said Canada and the United States will inevitably move closer to economic integration.

Tom Ridge joins Savi board

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 5 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Tuesday joined the board of directors of Savi Technology, a California supply management company.

Bush warns of continuing terror threat

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- President Bush witnessed the swearing in of Michael Chertoff as secretary of Homeland Security Thursday and warned of al-Qaida's continuing threat.

Ridge: DHS to get new policy shop

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says the department he is leaving needs structural changes.

Ridge backs national driver's ID standards

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge supports national standards for drivers' licenses -- an idea being pushed by Republicans in congress.

Homeland nominee meets with N.Y. senators

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President Bush's nominee for homeland security chief, Michael Chertoff, has met with New York Democrats, Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.

No plot seen to disrupt Bush inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security officials say they have no evidence of terrorist plans to disrupt Thursday's inauguration of President George Bush in Washington.

Tight security for Bush inauguration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said in Washington Tuesday unprecedented security measures would be in place for President Bush's inauguration.

Bush names judge as Homeland chief

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush Wednesday nominated federal judge Michael Chertoff to be the new director of Homeland Security.

Two more DHS officials quit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Two more senior officials are quitting the troubled Department of Homeland Security. Jack Johnson, head of internal security, and Larry Hale, deputy chief of cybersecurity, this week became the latest -- but not, insiders say, the last -- in a lengthening

Another top official quits DHS

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Another top U.S. Homeland Security official announced Thursday he was stepping down.

Kerik quits Giuliani's firm

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik quit Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm just weeks after dropping his bid to be homeland security secretary.

More DHS officials quit in Ridge's wake

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Many senior officials in the Department of Homeland Security are resigning in the wake of the departure of their boss, Tom Ridge.

Audit slams DHS financial controls

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The federal agency charged with hunting sanctions busters and human traffickers is in a state of financial crisis.

Thompson quits HHS

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson announced his resignation Friday from the Bush Cabinet.

Bush names Kerik homeland security pick

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- President Bush Friday formally named former New York Police Commissioner Bernard B. Kerik as his pick for secretary of Homeland Security.

Bush to name Kerik to replace Ridge

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- President Bush will name former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik secretary of the Homeland Security Department, UPI learned Thursday.

Health of U.S. Great Lakes discussed

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Experts cited progress in protecting the five U.S. Great Lakes on the eve of a meeting of government and tribal leaders in Chicago to sign a new declaration.

Fox denies terrorist threat at border

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Mexican President Vicente Fox Sunday denied that al Qaida terrorists had penetrated Mexico's border with the United States.

Top cops gather in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The nation's top law officers met in Los Angeles during the weekend, inspecting the latest in crime-fighting gadgetry, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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