Reports

NACCHO's Local Health Department Guide to Pandemic Influenza

This guide is intended for use by local health departments as part of a multi-sector effort to coordinate planning and response to a pandemic influenza outbreak.

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OSHA Announces That the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Along With the FBI, Has Launched a New "Protect Your Workplace Campaign"

The program is designed for all businesses, as well as government agencies, and features a series of four posters that focus on such issues as robberies and break-ins, computer intrusions and corporate espionage, and identity theft.

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Investigators Transported Radioactive Sources Across Our Nation's Borders at Two Locations

GAO testimony discloses the results of undercover tests made by its investigators to determine whether monitors at U.S. ports of entry detect radioactive sources in vehicles attempting to enter the United States.

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United States and Canada Announce Results of Operation Frozen Timber, a Multi-Agency Probe Targeting Cross-Border Aerial Drug Smuggling

During the course of Operation Frozen Timber, U.S. and Canadian enforcement teams intercepted more than 17 drug loads, including one shipment in February 2005 involving five suitcases packed with 149 kilograms of cocaine.

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) - DHS is Addressing Security at Chemical Facilities, but Additional Authority is Needed

DHS is developing a Chemical Sector-Specific Plan, which is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2006. In addition, DHS has taken a number of other actions to protect the nation's chemical sector from terrorist attacks.

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International Association of Chiefs of Police Capitol Report

Follow up information on the FY 2007 Homeland Security Bill, Chemical Plant Security Bill, and Justice Assistance Grant program.

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Aviation Security: Further Study of Safety and Effectiveness and Better Management Controls Needed If Air Carriers Resume Interest in Deploying Less-than-Lethal Weapons

GAO is recommending that, should air carrier interest in deploying these devices resume, TSA should ensure that there is reliable research supporting their use in an aircraft environment.

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DHS Releases Review of Nationwide Catastrophic Event Preparedness

Conducted in all 56 States and territories and 75 urban areas over 6 months, the Nationwide Plan Review was the most comprehensive assessment of emergency operations plans to date relative to planning for a catastrophic event.

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Communicating with the Public Using ATIS During Disasters Prepared for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration

This document details a concept of operations for dissemination of information to the traveling public during disaster events, through the (ATIS) Advanced Traveler Inforamtion System. This report was prepared by Battelle & PBS&J

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Government Accountability Office (GAO): U.S. Tsunami Preparedness

This report lists coastal areas facing the greatest tsunami hazard, the effectiveness of the existing federal tsunami warning system, & efforts to mitigate the potential impacts, assesses NOAA's efforts to develop long-range plans for federal tsunami

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