Transition Watch Chertoff says wait on DHS revamp
- By Brian Robinson
- Dec 09, 2008
Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has urged his successor to wait on
any reorganization that could increase fear and doubt across the
sprawling Homeland Security Department, according to Federal Times.
of the department have said such a reorganization is badly needed;
Chertoff, however, said in a recent interview that such a course of
action would set Homeland Security back a year.
Chertoff said the new secretary—who will be Arizona Gov. Janet
Napolitano, if she’s confirmed by Congress—should focus on completing
the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, fashioning a 2010 budget, and
quickly deploying the next generation of biological and nuclear weapons
detectors, Federal Times reported.
Brian Robinson is a freelance writer based in Portland, Ore.