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Secret Service gears up for inauguration

December 4, 2008 The Secret Service heads a group of almost 60 law enforcement agencies responsible for ensuring President-elect Barack Obama remains safe throughout the inaugural events on and around Jan. 20. With an unprecedented number of attendees expected for the inauguration -- nearly 4 million, by some reports --the agency undoubtedly faces ...

Obama touts experience, knowledge of security team

December 1, 2008 Following in the wake of last week's Mumbai terrorist attacks, President-elect Barack Obama announced his national security team at a press conference this morning in Chicago. With unrest between India and Pakistan rising over the weekend, Obama addressed the situation briefly but declined to comment further when pressed by a ...

Homeland Security remains at forefront of the transition

November 4, 2008 While the federal government will undergo an extensive political makeover during the transition period, one agency has less room for error than most. The Homeland Security Department, which includes the Transportation Security Administration and myriad other federal law enforcement agencies, goes through the same leadership changes as the rest of ...