Obama Executive Order Expands Homeland Security Reach Into Local Law EnforcementSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:30
Obama Executive Order Expands Homeland Security Reach Into Local Law Enforcement
Josh Petersen | TECH EDITOR
10/29/2012 12:02 AM
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday that expanded the Department of Homeland Security’s ties to local law enforcement.
The executive order creates a White House Homeland Security Partnership Council and Steering Committee, aimed at fostering local partnerships between federal and private institutions “to address homeland security challenges.”
The council will be chaired by “the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Chair), or a designee from the National Security Staff.” The Council chair will also chair the Steering Committee.