Posted on October 17, 2008 by Michael Thomas
Democrat Tom Harkin and Republican Christopher Reed answered a series of questions about national issues. Many questions his on other topics, but Homeland Security-related questions include:
- Would you vote for a defense or supplemental appropriations bill that includes a fixed timeline for withdrawal from Iraq?
- Should the government be allowed to monitor electronic communications in the interest of homeland security without first obtaining court approval?
- Would you support additional federal money for the construction of a border fence with Mexico?
- Would you support a plan under which those immigrants in the United States who do not have legal status eventually could become citizens?
- Should there be any additional federal restrictions on the purchase or possession of firearms?
For the answers and questions on other topics, read the Full article.
Filed under: Interviews, Senate | Tagged: Appropriations, border, Christopher Reed, court order, eavesdropping, immigration, Iraq, Tom Harkin | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 16, 2008 by Michael Thomas
From HS Daily Wire:
Earlier this year Director of U.S. National Intelligence Mike McConnell said the government would require broad powers to monitor all Internet traffic in order to secure the U.S. critical information infrastructure; DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff outlines a more modest approach.
Earlier this year, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told the New Yorker that the government would require broad powers to monitor all Internet traffic in order to secure the U.S. critical information infrastructure. Chertoff outlined a more modest agenda, saying that his agency’s primary goal would be to “get control of the dot-gov domain,” and insisting that government involvement in securing private networks would be strictly by invitation.
Filed under: Comments, DHS, Interviews | Tagged: cybersecurity, DNI, infrastructure, Michael Chertoff, Michael McConnell | Leave a Comment »