I suspect it's being done, frankly, largely as a public relations ploy. I don't think there's any particular threat from chemical plants along the train routeGreenpeace: Obama train trip unsafe Jan 10, 2009
If you look at the challenges we face, the last thing we need to do is to go back to the days of stove-piping and everybody protects their own turfChertoff: Don't divide Homeland Security Dec 04, 2008
What we have done in terms of joint planning, incident management, integrated prevention and response is to my mind the best way to minimize the risk of a Mumbai-type attackChertoff cites Mumbai for tighter security Dec 04, 2008
By striking a sensible balance of security guidelines with certain regulatory requirements, we're enabling the rail and chemical industries to be stronger partnersNew regulations to secure rail traffic Nov 13, 2008
Julie has been a major force in transforming ICE into a 21st century law enforcement agencyICE chief Myers steps down Nov 06, 2008
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.