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Contact: Stephen J. Hudik

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff
to make public address at Kean University, Union, N.J.

UNION, NJ—United States Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will address the state of our nation’s homeland security and preparedness, as well as the challenges that lie ahead for President-elect Barack Obama’s new administration, on Thursday, December 4, at 9 a.m. in Kean University’s Wilkins Theatre located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J.

Secretary Chertoff, an Elizabeth, N.J. native, has served as the nation’s chief security officer since 2005 and has overseen a massive reorganization of the department, which employs over 90,000 people with responsibilities ranging from national security to border patrol to disaster response. He will leave office when the new Obama administration takes over in January 2009.

Chertoff previously served as U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as an assistant attorney general for the criminal division at the Department of Justice and oversaw the investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The address is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required, please call 908-737-7001 or e-mail Media outlets planning coverage of the event should contact Stephen Hudik, director of communications at Kean University, for additional information.