The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a plan Thursday aimed at coordinating federal, state and local government responses to emergencies, including terrorist attacks.
By PBS NewsHour
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced his resignation Tuesday, becoming the seventh Cabinet member to leave since President Bush won reelection.
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.
In his address to the nation and the world Thursday night, President Bush announced the appointment of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to a new Cabinet post, the Office of Homeland Security, to ensure the safety of the Americans at home.
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