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Homeland Security gains more power through new Obama executive order

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Homeland Security gains more power through new Obama executive orderDaily Caller ^ | 7/11/12 | Josh PetersonPosted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 1:11:25 AM by NachumShould disaster strike the U.S., the secretary of Homeland Security will be in charge of re-establishing and prioritizing communications to ensure the continuation of the federal government, according to a new executive order from President Barack Obama.

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WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 18: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) speaks before signing an executive order creating the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in the Diplomatic Reception Room February 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. Congress had rejected a similar commission that would have had more enforcement power than the one the executive order will create. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

The executive order, signed on Friday, once again expands the powers of the Department of Homeland Security — this time to include the handling of communications during a national security event or natural disaster. The order also allows for DHS to re-establish communications “through the use of commercial, government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate

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