On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government’s preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Saying last week’s deadly London bombings were "sobering and jarring reminders of the threats we now face," Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff unveiled an overhaul aimed at improving the nation’s anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness. Continue reading
The Senate unanimously confirmed federal judge Michael Chertoff as the nation’s next Homeland Security secretary Tuesday, despite wrangling over whether he had any connection to a Justice Department memo on the treatment of terror suspects. Continue reading
President George W. Bush tapped federal Judge Michael Chertoff Tuesday to head the Department of Homeland Security, replacing outgoing Secretary Tom Ridge. Continue reading
President Bush on Friday nominated Bernard Kerik, New York City police commissioner during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to replace Tom Ridge. Continue reading
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced Friday that the U.S. terror alert level is being reduced from "high" to "elevated," although some heightened security measures will remain in place. Continue reading
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved current Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to head the new cabinet-level Homeland Security Department, set to open on Friday. Continue reading