Updates

President Nominates Michael Chertoff as Secretary of Homeland Security

President Bush nominated Michael Chertoff to replace Tom Ridge as the head of the Department of Homeland Security when Ridge steps down on February 1, 2005.

Battle-proven MICH Communication System join new MSA Police Line

Your MICH System will protect your hearing while enabling clear radio/intercom communications and situational awareness on the job.

Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Visits New FAST Lane at Calexico

FAST is an expedited clearance program for known low-risk cargo shipments through which Mexico and the United States have agreed to harmonize processes for clearance of commercial shipments in accordance with the U.S.-Mexico Border Partnership Declaration

EAI Corporation awarded contract to build a prototype of PHILIS for DHS (HSARPA)

PHILISA is a system designed for high sample throughput, with accuracy and precision

RAE Systems Launches PlumeRAE, Integrated Decision Support Solution for First Responders

RAE Systems Inc. announced today the launch of PlumeRAE, a unique new portable plume measurement and prediction system that enables first responders to rapidly track airborne clouds of gas and other toxic materials.

DHS Entry-Exit System Meets 2004 Goals Ahead of Schedule

"The effectiveness of US-VISIT has meant that we have been able to deploy the technology on schedule while meeting our goals of enhanced security and the facilitation of legitimate travel and trade," said Asa Hutchinson.

Stinger Systems Names Former Smith & Wesson CEO Roy Cuny President

Grew S & W to Number One Manufacturer and Exporter of Handguns in the U.S.

Eleven New Explosives Detection Canine Teams Join Homeland Security To Prevent And Detect Terrorist Activities

Because canine teams combine excellent mobility with reliable detection rates, their use has evolved to include searching areas in response to bomb threats associated with airport terminals and aircraft, luggage, cargo and vehicles, as well as serving as

Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2004 Year End Review

The following is a snapshot of 2004 accomplishments and statistics for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

FBI DIRECTOR MUELLER APPOINTS THREE NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Three key divisions received new Assistant Directors; Criminal Justice Information Services, Counterterrorism, and Cyber Division.