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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 14:38

Initiatives Await New Administration


The neverending campaigns, primaries, debates, interviews, parodies, commercials and elections are blessedly over. The electorate (and not the courts) has spoken and we will have a new party in the White House and a large number of new legislators taking office in January. If form holds true, we will most likely have a new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.The issues facing him or her will be numerous and of ever increasing importance to maintaining the state of preparedness for the United States. Identifying and preventing terrorist acts at home and abroad, securing our ports and airports and quite possibly restructuring of DHS including FEMA will be foremost on the list of activities.Somewhere amid the many priorities facing the new administration will be how to move forward with the implementation of the “Private Sector Preparedness Act” (PL 110-53 Title IX Section 524). This sct requires the Secretary