FROM CIS.org: WASHINGTON (March 26, 2009) – The current administration has begun work on re-shaping the way the Department of Homeland Security will carry out its mission. Various programs, such as REAL ID, E-Verify, and the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, will be affected by the decisions made by President Obama and Secretary Napolitano. Whatever direction they set for these programs will inevitably build on the foundations laid by the previous administration.
Janice Kephart, the Center for Immigration Studies’ Director of National Security Policy, looks at these foundations in a new blog posting, “The Shift in U.S. Leadership.” It includes video interviews with former top DHS officials offering insights and predictions on secure IDs. Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, Former DHS Assistant Secretary for Policy Stewart Baker, and DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Kathy Kraninger explain how their department safeguarded the nation through various ID programs.
To view the blog, visit: http://www.cis.org/Kephart/SecureDocumentWorld