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Exclusive — In New Book, Former DHS Secretary Chertoff Warns About “Complacency,” Returning To A “September 10” Mindset”; Urges Government To Have “Frank Discussion” & “Be Candid With American People, Sharing As Much Information As Possible About Dangers We Face”

June 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

In his forthcoming book, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, warns about the U.S. becoming complacent and returning to a “September 10 mindset.” But he is equally cautionary about going too far in the other direction. “There are two opposite extremes that must be avoided,” he writes in the book, Homeland Security: Assessing the First [...]

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Tags: Media · Preparedness Ideas · Preparedness Resources

Public’s Cyber Security Role Highlighted In Report For U.S. Senate

February 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

The U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee was just presented with a report pointing out that the user public (of all ages) has a role in the nation’s cyber security effort. The Committee had requested the study, National Cyber Security: Research and Development Challenges Related To Economics, Physical Infrastructure And Human Behavior from the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).
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Tags: Cyber Security · Research Studies

“Homeland Security USA” TV Show Underscores Need To Provide Fuller Explanation To Public About What Homeland Security USA Exactly Is

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

“Homeland Security USA”,  a new reality show on ABC-TV, aired its fourth episode this week. Television reviewers have had two primary criticisms of the program: first, that the show offers too positive a gloss on the work of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because it was produced with the cooperation of the Department; second, that “Homeland [...]

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Tags: Entertainment · Media

At “Bloggers Roundtable”, DHS Secretary Chertoff Discusses Public’s Role In Cyber Security Effort

October 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On Wednesday, I attended a U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Bloggers Roundtable” convened in Washington, D.C. by Secretary Michael Chertoff to address the issue of cyber security.
The Roundtable took place at the Secretary’s ’satellite’ office at the Ronald Reagan Office Building near the White House. It was pegged to October’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month which according to [...]

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Tags: Cyber Security · Department of Homeland Security · Preparedness Events

Have A Question For DHS Secretary Chertoff On Cyber Security?

October 7th, 2008 · No Comments

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has invited a group of us homeland security-related bloggers to meet with him tomorrow morning in Washington, D.C.. The subject of this “Bloggers Roundtable” is cyber security. You may not have known but October is “National Cyber Security Awareness Month” which is “designed to educate the public on the shared [...]

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Tags: Cyber Security

Michael Chertoff (Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security) — “What Should We Tell The Public?”/National Preparedness Month

September 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In this National Preparedness Month segment of “What Should We Tell The Public?”, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff urges Americans to create and think through an emergency plan for their family so they are in a position to deal with almost any situation they might face. In the video, shot at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, [...]

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Tags: "What Should We Tell The Public?"

In Interview, DHS Secretary Chertoff Says Citizen Preparedness Should Be Repositioned As New Responsibility Of Citizenship; Part Of 21st Century Education, Parenting; And Be Piggy-Backed On Youth Fire Safety Programs & Environmental Enthusiasm

September 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

With September being National Preparedness Month, I had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff about the issue of citizen preparedness. In the interview, held at DHS headquarters in Washington, just before he headed to the Gulf coast for Hurricane Gustav, Chertoff acknowledged that while the Ready.Gov awareness campaign has made [...]

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Tags: Preparedness Interviews

In ‘”Blogger Roundtable” Interview, DHS Secretary Chertoff, FEMA Head Paulison Offer Next Administration Advice On Preparing U.S. Public For Catastrophic Emergencies

July 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a “Blogger Roundtable” on emergency preparedness with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) chief R. David Paulison held at DHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. I joined Jonah Czerwinski of the Homeland Security Watch and Rich Cooper of Security Debrief as one of three questioners. The full transcript can be found here. 
It was a wide-ranging, [...]

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Tags: Department of Homeland Security · Media

Chertoff/Paulison “Blogger Roundtable” On Preparedness

May 21st, 2008 · No Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has just released the transcript of Monday’s ”Blogger Roundtable” on emergency preparedness with Secretary Chertoff and FEMA Administrator Paulison held at DHS Headquarters in Washington, D.C. 
I had the opportunity to join Jonah Czerwinski of Homeland Security Watch and Rich Cooper of Security Debrief as one of three questioners.
It was a lively, back and forth discussion of emergency preparedness, much of it focusing on the role of the [...]

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Tags: Media