"It is fair to say there are individuals in the United States who ascribe to al-Qaeda-type beliefs," [Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet] Napolitano said in an interview with Bloomberg Television today. "And so it makes information-sharing, it makes effective law enforcement and it makes the shared responsibility of law enforcement ever so important."
Information-sharing between federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies is "much improved" since the Sept. 11 attacks, she said. ...
The threat of attack "is always with us," Napolitano said today. Benchmark stock indexes trimmed gains after her comments.
Napolitano said she met in New York today with leaders in financial security in order to discuss ways to protect the nation’s financial system from cyber-terrorism or other attacks. "The financial institutions of this country are part of our bedrock infrastructure," she said. "They need to be protected. We need to be able to protect them."
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