Homeland Security's New Broom

We do have limited resources, says the department's new chief, Michael Chertoff, and we have to prioritize them

In the scant two years that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has existed, the nation's newest Cabinet department has shied away from requiring private industry to defend against a terrorist attack or to prepare for the aftermath, with the notable exception of the commercial-airline industry, which has received intense scrutiny. That may be about to change. DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, who took over from Tom Ridge in February, has ordered a 60-day review of the agency's goals and operations.

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