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Energy Security

- What are the challenges protecting to energy assets and infrastructure? Energy Business Reports explains with security recommendations to counter the risk.

Disaster Response

- A Canadian not-for-profit takes an outsider's look at the response to Hurricane Katrina, identifying factors that led to the collapse of good governance and lessons learned.

Driver's Licenses

- Mayors, governors, and civil libertarians gave Congress an earful about the REAL ID Act, saying that it is costly, impractical, and will put private data at risk. They are pushing for a revised law.

Communications Interoperability

- First responder communications in four states and 11 localities were reviewed by the GAO to assess how well homeland security grant money is being spent.

IT Security

- INS conducted a survey about what prevents IT professionals from setting up the best possible security programs. Get the results.

Sexual Harassment

- A male assistant manager at a truck stop filed charges of sexual harassment when the company responded to his complaint by forcing him to move to another location 120 miles away; the courts ruled that it constituted an adverse action.

Religious Discrimination

- A medical testing company was sued by a former employee for religious discrimination, because it wanted him to work Saturday, his Sabbath. The court ruled in the company's favor, finding no religious discrimination.

False Imprisonment

- A woman sued a casino operator for false arrest and false imprisonment after she was ejected for picking up a dropped slot-machine token. A U.S. district court upheld the awarding of large punitive damages because the security staff's conduct was deemed egregious.

Urban Terror

- The National Academies and the Russian Academy of Sciences share their experience and advice on fighting urban terrorism.

Pharmaceutical Crimes

- RxPATROL is a Web-based open-source database of pharmaceutical crimes that any registered members of law enforcement, private security, and the pharmacy industry can use.

Pediatric Terrorism

- Pediatricians may not seem like first-responders, but in a terror attack, they would need to be ready to treat children. A new report discusses their roles in disaster preparedness and response.

Defend America

- Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), a homeland security business 'accelerator' that links start-ups with major users of security technology, held a contest for firms developing new technologies in the aid of homeland security. Read the results.

Criminal History

- A new report details how states are using federal money to improve criminal history records. For example, Georgia, Hawaii, and Maine are using the grants to improve the transmission of case information to their central criminal-record repositories.
 




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