Updates

Department of Homeland Security Adopts Facial Recognition Standard

will also be used to specify definitions of photographic properties and digital image attributes, and as a standards format for relevant applications, including human examination and computer automated face recognition.

Office of Air and Marine Operations Moved to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This planned move furthers the Departments intent to integrate air and marine law enforcement personnel, missions and assets and is consistent with Congressional action in the FY 2005 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill.

US Dept. of Homeland Security Sponsored Evaluation Confirms Superior Performance of Response Biomedical's RAMP Anthrax Test

the only rapid biological detection system to meet the new performance standards introduced by AOAC INTERNATIONAL for rapid immunoassay-based anthrax detection systems

Statement by Department of Homeland Security on Lowering of Threat Level for Financial Service Sector

On November 10, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the U.S. government has lowered the threat level for the financial services sector in New York City, Northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. from high or Code Orange to elevated or

RAE Systems Extends Leadership in Military Aviation Maintenance Safety with $500,000 Contract

for MultiRAE Wing Tank Entry Kits, extending the companys growing presence in military aviation safety. Under the terms of the contract, RAE Systems will provide toxic and flammable gas monitoring units used while servicing military aircraft

NRC INITIATES ADDITIONAL SECURITY REVIEW OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS; TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS AGENCY'S ON-LINE LIBRARY

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today initiated an additional security review, by agency experts, of publicly available documents to ensure that potentially sensitive information is removed from the agency Web site.

TSA Takes Over Security Threat Assessments On Non-U.S. Citizens Seeking Flight School Training

The program is designed to prevent terrorists from receiving pilot training from flight schools.

Fact Sheet: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2005

October 18, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the FY 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides $28.9 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Machine-Readable Passport Procedures for Visa Waiver Travelers Announced by the Department of Homeland Security

Beginning October 26, 2004, officers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin enforcing requirements that travelers applying for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must be in

Thermo Launches New EGIS Defender Explosives Trace Detection Desktop System at AVSEC World 2004

Underscores Commitment to Advancing the Science Behind Security