Photograph of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano riding the subway with Mayor Bloomberg yesterday by Seth Wenig/AP

During a visit to New York City, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the public needs to be more involved in the fight against terrorism. In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Napolitano said, "The challenge is not just using federal power to protect the country but also enlisting a much broader societal response to the threats that terrorism poses...[These days] the tools for creating violence and chaos are as easy to find as the tools for buying music online or restocking an inventory...If 9/11 happened in a Web 1.0 world, terrorists are certainly in a Web 2.0 world now. The terror threat to the homeland is persistent and evolving."

Full speech here; she also said to reporters, "We always have to assume (New York) is a target." The Daily News found her speech at the CFR "underwhelming": The News editorial board writes today that Napolitano never really mentioned NYC in her speech—mentioning the city and DC only fleetingly—"It was confidence-sapping, and was hardly blunted by passing references to 9/11 in her speech. And it was consistent with what appears to be an emerging Obama administration policy of lip service to New York while sending terror aid elsewhere."