Updates

Joint Statement by U. K. Home Secretary David Blunkett and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary James Loy on U.K. U.S. Science and Technology Agreement

U.K. Home Secretary David Blunkett and U.S. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary James Loy signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a framework for cooperation in science and technology in critical infrastructure protection and other homeland/civil sec

Terrorists Interested in Unconventional Weapons, CIA Says

An unclassified version of the report, posted on the CIA's Web site November 23, says that any attacks that might occur in the future would likely be "small-scale, incorporating improvised delivery means and easily produced or obtained chemicals, toxins,

Meridian Medical Technologies Announce Chemical Nerve Agent Antidote Now Approved By FDA for Patients of All Ages, Including Infants

AtroPen is intended as an initial treatment for chemical nerve agent poisoning

Response Biomedical and 3M Collaborate on Infectious Disease Test

"...the two companies have entered into a co-development agreement whereby 3M will fund the development of a new rapid, point-of-care microbiology test in the area of infection prevention based on Response Biomedical's RAMP technology."

DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Announces His Resignation

Transcript of Secretary Tom Ridge at a Press Conference.

Homeland Security and The Ad Council Launch New Ready Campaign Public Service Advertisements

The PSAs are designed to encourage people to develop a family emergency plan in case of a terrorist attack or other emergency.

U.S. and European Union Strengthen Maritime Container Security

The measures will facilitate legitimate trade through mutually acceptable security standards and industry partnership programs.

US-VISIT Implementation Dates at Land Border Crossings Announced

Immigration officials at these land border crossings will begin US-VISIT processing of visitors no later than December 31. Six crossing points began US-VISIT processing of visitors on November 15.

EarthData Company Announces - Emergency Response System Delivers Maps In Record Time

The Airborne Rapid Imaging for Emergency Support (or ARIES) system, consisting of a multi-sensor airborne component, rapid data downlink, and a mobile communications and map production center, will support first-responders with near real-time geospatial d

Department of Homeland Security Launches Prototype Phase of New Biometric ID Card for Transportation Workers

The TWIC is a tamper-resistant credential that contains biometric information about the holder that renders the card useless to anyone other than the rightful owner.