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DHS completes Second Stage ReviewThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Second Stage Review evaluated virtually “every element of the Department of Homeland Security,” according to Secretary Michael Chertoff. Eighteen action teams of 10 to 12 members participated in the review; more than 250 were employees of DHS. The teams focused on ways the DHS could better manage risk from the perspectives of threat vulnerability and consequences and prioritize policies and operational missions accordingly. The DHS’s “six-point agenda” includes the following:• increase overall preparedness, particularly for catastrophic events; • create better transportat...

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