Department of Homeland Security

Up to Date
10:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Janet Napolitano Discusses Middle East, Academia

Janet Napolitano is the former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.
Credit United States Department of Homeland Security / Wikimedia Commons

After her stint as secretary of Homeland Security ended in 2013, former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano became president of the University of California system. The transition made for quite a change, but she said she's up for the challenge.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with Napolitano about looking in hindsight at Middle East policies and the challenges her new position presents.


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Tracking NBAF
8:59 am
Sat July 21, 2012

NBAF May Get Boost As Government Report Says 'Sell Plum Island'

A government report encourages sale of Plum Island Animal Disease Center, the only place in the U.S. where research on Foot and Mouth Disease is currently being done.

It could be good news for supporters of the NBAF,  the top-level biosecurity lab proposed for Manhattan, Kan.

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Tracking NBAF
12:17 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

NBAF Closes In On Federal Funding

A rendering of the proposed NBAF facility in Manhattan, Kan.

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) got one step closer to Congressional funding yesterday.

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Tracking NBAF
9:41 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Possible Funding Boost For Kan. Agro-Defense Facility

The troubled National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan., got a financial shot in the arm yesterday.

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Tracking NBAF
3:32 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

NBAF Feasibility Talks Continue

The Department of Homeland Security continued the conversation about funding challenges before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington, D.C. this week.

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Tracking NBAF
9:50 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Opponents Of High-Security Lab In Manhattan Gain Steam

Signs outside the site.
Laura Ziegler KCUR

Opponents of a controversial Kansas lab designed to study and combat biological diseases have recently found new energy, as work on the Department of Homeland Security project stalled.

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6:08 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Committee Blasts Department Of Homeland Security Risk Assessment Report

Kansas City, Missouri – A report released today from a committee of the National Academy of Sciences is sharply critical of the Department of Homeland Security and its plans for a biosecurity lab in Manhattan , Kansas.

The National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, or NBAF, is a flagship project in the effort to make the region between Manhattan, Kansas City, and Columbia, Missouri a hub for animal science and food safety.

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Tracking NBAF
11:38 am
Mon July 27, 2009

GAO Report Raises Questions About NBAF In Kansas

A report from the Government Accountability Office questions how the Department of Homeland Security determined the safety of six sites for a proposed animal disease research lab. Manhattan, Kan., was selected as the site for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, or NBAF.

A draft report argues DHS used poor techniques to determine how diseases would spread if they were accidentally released.

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