On one-year anniversary, Bush gives Homeland Security 'gold star'
On the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Homeland Security Department, President Bush Tuesday praised the department’s efforts in preventing another terrorist attack against the United States. In a brief speech in Washington, Bush outlined the department’s efforts over the past year to increase U.S. security, such as increased border and cargo inspections, the expansion of the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile of treatments and vaccines against biological weapons agents and the installation of biological detectors in major U.S. cities. Bush also said the department has made progress in working with state and local officials to improve the defenses of key infrastructure components such as power grids and transportation networks, and in working with chemical facility operators to improve security at chemical plants. Full Story