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Lawmakers, civil-liberties groups and the travel industry have criticized the CAPPS II plan over privacy concerns and potential inconvenience to travelers.
Delegates impressed with speed, thoroughness of Secret Service/TSA screening efforts at checkpoints outside Boston's FleetCenter.
Secretary says creation of Homeland Security Department required strong leadership and keeping employees informed.
Documents show senior-level "advisers" managed security and intelligence-related activities.
Secret Service hosts a Multi-Agency Communications Center with more than 70 representatives of 40 government agencies and private firms.
Special Agent Scott Sheafe has spent 13 months in Boston overseeing security preparations for the first post-9/11 political convention.
A plan to mark up parts of the bill that enjoyed bipartisanship before the August break was stymied.
9/11 commission report recommends government share more information, but new study finds classification costs increased $1 billion in a year.