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Secretary Napolitano Announces New Standards for Private Sector Preparedness

Secretary Napolitano announced the adoption of the final standards for the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep)—a major milestone in DHS' implementation of a program recommended by the 9/11 Commission to improve private sector preparedness for disasters and emergencies.

Secretary Napolitano to Visit New York City

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano will travel to New York City on Dec. 2-4 to meet with private sector leaders in the real estate, professional sports, financial and media industries to discuss the shared responsibility to protect critical infrastructure and build a national culture of readiness and resiliency.

James Snyder's Testimony on the Mumbai Attacks: A Wake-up Call for America's Private Sector

Testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection James L. Snyder, National Protection and Programs Directorate, before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, "The Mumbai Attacks: A Wake-Up Call for America’s Private Sector," given March 11, 2009 at the Cannon House Office Building.

Office of Policy

The DHS Office of Policy (PLCY) serves as the Department’s principal source of thought leadership, policy development, and decision analysis for DHS senior leadership, Secretarial initiatives, and for other critical matters that may arise in a dynamic threat environment. The Office of Policy includes five sub-component offices and an advisory council, all of which are managed by the Policy Executive Office.
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