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President-elect Barack Obama formally named Gov. Janet Napolitano today as his choice for Secretary of Homeland Security.
President-elect Barack Obama, far right, announces his national security team during a news conference in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 1, 2008. Standing behind Obama are from left to right, Attorney General-designate Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary-designate Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Vice President-elect Joe Biden, Secretary of State-designate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., National Security Adviser-designate Ret. Marine Gen. James Jones and United Nations Ambassador-designate Susan Rice.
If Janet Napolitano becomes secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, she would be in charge of an agency whose operations she has frequently criticized as governor.
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama is likely to choose Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano to be secretary of homeland security, top Obama advisers and several Democrats said Thursday as the shape of Obama's Cabinet begins to emerge.
WASHINGTON - Fran Townsend, the leading White House-based terrorism adviser who gave public updates on the extent of the threat to U.S. security, is stepping down after 4 1/2 years.
WASHINGTON - President Bush signed legislation Friday that intensifies the anti-terrorism effort at home, shifting money to high-risk states and cities and expanding scrutiny of air and sea cargo.
Cage rattling and a little foot stomping has paid off for Arizona as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has more than doubled the amount of grant money available to our state.
President Bush, appearing at a Paradise Valley resort at the foot of Camelback Mountain, authorized a Homeland Security Department funding bill Wednesday that features $1.2 billion for additional fences, technology and manpower along the U.S.-Mexico border.
President Bush signs the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, Wednesday in Scottsdale.
WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department objected at first to a United Arab Emirates company's taking over significant operations at six U.S. ports. It was the lone protest among members of the government committee that eventually approved the deal without dissent.
Maryland Transportation Authority police talk to each other while guarding the Port of Baltimore Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Baltimore.
WASHINGTON - The two-year-old Homeland Security Department is undergoing a massive overhaul to centralize its analyses of terrorism intelligence and place higher priority on bioterrorism.
WASHINGTON - Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik, who helped rally New York City's police force and its citizens following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, is President Bush's pick to run the Homeland Security Department.
December 3, 2004
President Bush walks with former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, left, in this Oct. 3, 2003 file photo on the South Lawn of the White House.
Are your computers safe and secure? As part of the national Stop.Think.Connect campaign against cyber threats to computers in the private and public sector, the city of Mesa and the Department of Homeland Security are hosting a cyber security summit at the Mesa Arts Center on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl answer questions following speeches they made to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. April 15, 2009.
LOS ANGELES - Ratings champion "American Idol" will face serious competition when it returns next month: the Department of Homeland Security.
This photo released by ABC shows a scene from "Homeland Security USA". Every day the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security patrol more than 100,000 miles of America's borders. This territory includes airports, seaports, land borders, international mail centers, the open seas, mountains, deserts and even cyberspace. Now viewers will get an unprecedented look at the work of these men and women while they use the newest technology to safeguard our country and enforce our laws.