08/10/2007 - A new 80-page guide is intended to give governors an overview of their homeland security roles and responsibilities. Topics covered include communications interoperability and mutual-aid agreements.
08/10/2007 - Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Chicago Fire Department, and the Chicago Housing Authority recently set controlled fires in an abandoned Chicago apartment building to test a new fire-fighting technique. Link to the video clip.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
08/10/2007 - The National Guard is woefully under equipped and in need of reform, says an independent commission chartered to look into the issue. Its report details the problem and recommends solutions.