The 28-year-old appointee may join list of inexperienced, but well-connected, homeland security picks.
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Suggestion could be viewed as “anti-privacy,” Michael Chertoff acknowledges.
Lawmaker says he may resort to the power of the purse if he can’t get satisfactory answers on warrantless domestic eavesdropping program.
Measures would, among other things, authorize more funding for initiative to inspect high-risk containers.
In an interview, Michael Brown says disaster response agency gets “short shrift” next to the Homeland Security Department’s anti-terrorism activities.
Wish list for funding beyond what is in the 2006 supplemental bill and 2007 budget request also includes $400 million to buy 1,145 Humvees.
Challenges include testing and acquisition of commercial cards and card readers within required timeframe.
Two House Republicans present list of dangerous materials shipped or attempted to be shipped through Dubai.
Emergency response officials say DHS is not providing enough support to its SAFECOM program.
Current plans call for the Navy to step up purchases to two submarines per year in 2012.