SO, WHO BENEFITS? FOLLOW THE MONEY!
MICHAEL CHERTOFF - FORMER HEAD OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS was 'CREATED' out of the 911 "CRISIS")
... NOW HEAD OF CHERTOFF GROUP LLC
As Secretary of
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff
worked closely with
The Chertoff Group provides business leaders and local government officials with the same kind of high-level, strategic thinking and diligent execution that have kept the American homeland and its people safe since 9/11.
Our principals have mastered the field the hard way: through years of hands-on experience at the highest levels of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the National Security Agency, the CIA, military intelligence and law enforcement.
We have also formed a strategic partnership with Burson-Marsteller, allowing us to tap their extensive experience in crisis response and management.
Together, our expertise and global networks span every aspect of risk prevention, crisis management and post-crisis recovery.
Our principals will roll up their sleeves, stand by you and help guide you through the risks you face.
These are his "associates-in-fact"...
PLEASE READ THE BIO'S OF EACH OF THESE SECURITY "AGENTS"
. . . AND CONNECT THE DOTS
As Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Chertoff led the country in blocking would-be terrorists from crossing our borders or implementing their plans if they were already in the country. He also transformed FEMA into an effective organization following Hurricane Katrina. His greatest successes have earned few headlines – because the important news is what didn’t happen.
At Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff will provide high-level strategic counsel to corporate and government leaders on a broad range of security issues, from risk identification and prevention to preparedness, response and recovery. “Risk management has become the CEO’s concern,” he says. “We help our clients develop comprehensive strategies to manage risk without building barriers that get in the way of carrying on their business.”
Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, Mr. Chertoff served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Earlier, during more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, he investigated and prosecuted cases of political corruption, organized crime, corporate fraud and terrorism – including the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mr. Chertoff is a magna cum
laude graduate of
In addition to his role at Chertoff Group, Mr. Chertoff is also senior of counsel at Covington & Burling LLP, and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group.
By Michael Chertoff
Friday, January 1, 2010
"The administration must stand firm against privacy ideologues, for whom every security measure is unacceptable. Failing to use all available tools to plug a gap in security puts the lives of airline travelers needlessly at risk. "
Rest at link:
The writer was secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009 and is co-founder of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management firm whose clients include a manufacturer of body-imaging screening machines