May 5, 2011
US Senate Press Release May 4, 2011:
LIEBERMAN, COLLINS DIG DEEP INTO BORDER SECURITY
DHS DEVISING NEW METRICS TO MEASURE SECURITY
WASHINGTON –Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced at a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday that, as the result of a previous Committee hearing, she had ordered the Department to devise a new system to assess border security more accurately.
Napolitano also defended her decision not to raise the nation’s threat level following the death of Osama bin Laden and confirmed that she had increased airport and border crossing personnel as a precaution against potential retaliation. She also revealed that the Department already was receiving and analyzing information culled from the cache of computers and thumb drives confiscated from bin Laden’s secret compound.