Updates

DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Announces His Resignation

Transcript of Secretary Tom Ridge at a Press Conference.

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."

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.

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.

Equity International is rescheduling The Defense Appropriations Briefing to Thursday, December 16

promptly at 8:00 am in the Ballroom of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC.

TSA Opens Comment Period For Air Cargo Security Plan

TSA is closing the loopholes for those who would do harm to our nation and its people, said Rear Admiral David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA.