Steve Hughes, the Secret Service's chief coordinator for GOP convention security, has spent 15 months preparing for the event.
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As international students arrive in Washington, officials say Student and Exchange Visitor Information System balances efficiency, security.
New system aims to address privacy concerns raised by controversial CAPPS II effort.
Such facilities may be “attractive targets” because of lower security than military bases, FBI and DHS warn.
President also moves to create a national counterterrorism center and set guidelines for sharing intelligence among agencies.
Top Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee proposes split control of Defense intelligence organizations in times of war.
'Gentler, kinder' training program for customs and border personnel a waste of resources, labor unions say.
Program is slated for a demonstration in early 2006.
Democrats, antinuclear groups say transport planned for next month could be vulnerable to terrorist attack.