The Protection of Critical Infrastructure: Six Questions, a Changing Threat, And an Unknown Number of Algorithms

by Dr. Bilal Ayyub -

The University of Maryland's Center for Technology and Systems Management undertakes a major CI/KR project that will be of vital interest to other states throughout the nation, and to first responders everywhere.

Providing Defense Support to Civil Authorities

by Robert Fitton -

An incisive and comprehensive primer on how the U.S. military can be and is being used to better defend the nation's homeland against terrorist attacks and, at the same time, help civil authorities at all levels of government cope with hurricanes, floods,

Army National Guard Assets and Homeland Security

by Brent Bankus -

The militia tradition continues in the Brave New World of the 21st century, with the Army and Air National Guard playing the lead roles--but all of the nation's armed services are assuming new missions and responsibilities in the field of homeland defense

The Art and Science of Biological Detection

by Rob Schnepp -

The negatives and positives that come into play when a public health agency seeks to find out if "a suspicious white powder" or other substance poses a credible health threat.

On the Waterfront: Improvements in Visual Surveillance Systems

by Laurie Thomas -

The security officer on the beat and the trusty watch clock may both be out of work, thanks to the development of new "intelligent video" systems that are never bored, never mesmerized, cost less, and are more reliable.

The Use of Naval Militias in Homeland Defense

by Brent Bankus -

Only four states - Alaska, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio - now have active naval militias. But two more states, California and Wisconsin, are now considering reorganization initiatives, and many other states may want to consider the low-cost/high-value

Maritime FSOs: The New Breed of Homeland-Security Professionals

by Laurie Thomas -

The duties of the nation's new facility security officers are many and daunting, but also vitally important both to national security and to the U.S. economic well-being.

USAWC's New Emphasis on Homeland Security

by Brent Bankus -

One of the world's most-renowned naval/military educational institutions revamps its curriculum to incorporate courses and research projects related to the global war on international terrorism.

NCRP 138: Reliable Guidance for Radiation Emergencies

by Rob Schnepp -

In an era when terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction, including radiation weapons, represent a clear and present danger, decision makers are turning to a useful document for guidance in formulating their what-if contingency plans.

Agitated Delirium: A Primer for EMS/Law-Enforcement Personnel

by Jay Kehoe -

The sudden death of anyone is a personal tragedy for his/her friends and next of kin - and creates a sometimes extremely complicated issue for police, EMS, and correctional personnel to deal with.