The USPIS will use Prime Alert nationwide to analyze suspicious substances on "white powder" calls, where speed and accuracy are critical in determining whether or not a foreign substance is harmful in nature.
The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada are participating in interrelated exercises that develop an internationally streamlined and coordinated response to a series of simulated terrorist incidents.
This issue: Maryland focuses on assistance grants; Georgia assigns responsibilities to Homeland Security Task Force; Arizona continues TOPOFF4 planning; and Mississippi provides a full calendar of training options.
Since 9/11, many positive steps have been taken to better protect the American people, and the U.S. homeland, from new terrorist attacks. But some of those steps have been in the wrong direction, and others were unnecessary.
In the new post-9/11 world the emergency community can no longer afford the luxury of compartmentalization. Planning, cooperation, and training together all will be needed - along with additional funds.
Rep. Christopher Shays, Chairman of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, today announced he will convene an oversight hearing April 5 to examine the federal response to anthrax detect
An overview of the FBI's transformation, external reviews and recommendations for change, and this Panel's overarching findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning FBI transformation and the war on terrorism.
TOPOFF 3, a Congressionally-mandated counterterrorism exercise for top officials. DHS will conduct the TOPOFF 3 full scale exercise in April 2005, with terrorist attack scenarios staged in Connecticut and New Jersey. Additional activities will occur in re
"Despite the lessons of September 11, 2001,the EMS system's homeland security and disaster preparedness efforts have received inadequate recognition and support. EMS personnel, such as EMTs and paramedics, lack vital response equipment, training and educa
our strategy is, in essence, this: To manage risk in terms of these three variables - threat, vulnerability and consequence; to prioritize according to these variables to fashion a series of preventive and protective steps that increase security at multip
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More people and increased funding translate into quantum increases in USCG capabilities. But Admiral Collins warns that mission growth is greater than budget growth, the U.S. port system teems with likely suspects from cruise ships to fishing boats, and D
The former RIPtech president and, later, head of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS, provides knowledgeable insights on, among other topics, the public-private cyber security partnership, the IT vulnerability assessment process, cyber security an
A major terrorism exercise is scheduled for Portland, Ore., in 2007. Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha takes a long step forward in bioterrorism preparedness. Knox County intersection in Tennessee becomes a featured player in new SensorNet technology test