"Security Becomes Embedded"

Gordon England, Deputy Homeland Security Secretary, on how he's approaching the complex challenges of safeguarding America

When the Homeland Security Dept. was officially created in February by combining 22 federal agencies and some 180,000 employees, Navy Secretary Gordon England seemed to have just the right résumé for the job of Deputy Secretary. The former engineer received high marks at the Pentagon for managing the Navy's 900,000 seamen, Marines, and civilians, and its $100 billion budget. He successfully oversaw the merger of General Dynamics' (GD ) Fort Worth (Tex.) aircraft plant into Lockheed (LMT ) in the 1990s. And this Texas Christian University MBA once worked as a mergers-and-acquisition consultant. Before becoming Navy Secretary, England had been GD's executive vice-president.

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