Reports

2005 Mid Atlantic All Hazards Forum Report

Emergency preparedness officials from the Mid-Atlantic region created an event that crossed organizational and institutional boundaries, bringing a broad-based group of stakeholders in hazards preparedness, response and recovery, and homeland security

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President Bush Announces the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan

"[The] ... Federal Government has begun strengthening our ability to safeguard the American people in the event of a devastating global pandemic and helping to prepare the Nation's public health and medical infrastructure." President George W. Bush

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Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared - A Report Released by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

This report has four major sections: a narrative of what happened; findings; recommendations for changes;and appendices. The report recomends that FEMA be abolished and replaced with a new agency within the Department of Homeland Security.

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GAO (Government Accountability Office): Department of Defense (DOD) Needs Consistent Policies and Clear Processes to Address the Survivability of Weapon Systems Against Chemical and Biological Threats

GAO is recommending modifications to DOD's current weapon system acquisition policy to ensure that weapon system chemical and biological survivability is consistently addressed.

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ASTHO Spring 2006 Report

This report covers Pandemic Influenza Planning Update, Preparedness Response to Katrina, TOPOFF, and other current topics.

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Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC) Update

The MCAC's core responsibilities include providing tactical & strategic intelligence support to public safety agencies, & acting as a conduit of criminal & terrorism-related information between federal, state, & local law enforcement agencies.

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GAO - The Federal Government Needs to Establish Policies and Processes for Sharing Terrorism-Related and Sensitive but Unclassified Information

To establish an overall information-sharing road map under the director of national intelligence, will require the director's continued vigilance in monitoring progress toward meeting key milestones, identifying barriers, and recommending changes.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Inspector General - A Review of the Top Officials 3 Exercise

This report assesses efforts undertaken by the Office of State and Local Government Coordination & Preparedness to develop, plan, coordinate, and conduct the TOPOFF 3 homeland security readiness & response exercise.

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Government Accountability Office (GAO) - Enhancements Made in Passenger and Checked Baggage Screening, but Challenges Remain

In prior reports, GAO has made numerous recommendations designed to strengthen aviation security, to include passenger and checked baggage screening operations. TSA generally agreed with our recommendations and is taking actions to implement them.

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GAO - Transportation Security Administration has Made Progress in Managing a Federal Security Workforce and Ensuring Security at U.S. Airports, but Challenges Remain

TSA has taken steps to strengthen key areas of aviation security for which it has regulatory and oversight responsibility, including domestic air cargo security, but faces challenges related to oversight and performance measurement.

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