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Janet Napolitano on Homeland Security

Democratic AZ Governor; Designee for Secretary of Homeland Security


Signed legislation refusing to implement REAL ID standards

Napolitano has been a prominent figure in the debate over REAL ID, a federal program launched after the 2001 terror attacks to make driverís licenses more secure. In 2007, Napolitano struck a deal with the Homeland Security Department that was supposed to lead to her state adopting the REAL ID standards. But in June of this year, she signed legislation refusing to implement the standards.

Source: Eileen Sullivan on Associated Press Nov 20, 2008

Emergency calling system for health and safety information

For 2004 we will continue work on a statewide 211 system, a phone number similar to the 911 system that residents will be able to dial for critical health and safety information in times of emergency. A comprehensive homeland security plan for authorities, combined with a 211 system to help citizens, is forming a web of readiness that is making Arizona a stand-out state for emergency preparedness.
Source: State of the State speech to Arizona Legislature Jan 12, 2004

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