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In another defense of the oft-maligned national-ID requirements, Homeland Security chief claims plan will help combat identity theft.
The department's cybersecurity division has spent about $400 million, but still has no way to respond to serious cybersecurity crises. Secretary Chertoff voices need for "a plan."
U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren says the unfilled job of cyberczar--one year after it became vacant--points to a much bigger problem.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says Silicon Valley should send "best and brightest" to work with government on preventing cyberattacks.
Despite privacy concerns from Congress, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff says plans are underway to let police, border security, and other domestic agencies access detailed satellite imagery.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff offered states a new deadline of February 2008; this deadline had actually been announced earlier.
Michael Chertoff tells politicians that protecting the nation's computer systems is top priority, but he's mum on details, including whether China has ever attempted hacks on his department.
Dismissing privacy concerns, Michael Chertoff says electronically read IDs will make the country more secure.
Law enforcement will take care not to overstep privacy bounds as intelligence gathering is increased, Michael Chertoff says.