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Urban Area Perspective - Denver

- Security Management interviews Daniel T. Alexander, director of the City and County of Denver's Mayor's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

Urban Area Perspective - Keeping Phoenix Ready

- Security Management interviews Mike DeBenedetto, Phoenix's emergency management coordinator.

The Push for Safer Chemicals

- Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute  inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack.

Israel's Lessons in Public Resilience

- A U.S. government-supported study examines how Israel’s candid approach to terrorism threats creates a resilient citizenry that can bounce back after an attack.

Last Chance to Comment on Disaster Framework

- It's now or never. The comment period for the Draft National Disaster Recovery Framework closes Friday.

Morning Security Brief: Cyberdisaster Exercise, Software Security, Pandemic Tools, and More

- Facebook page is protected speech, lessons from a mock cyberdisaster, the push to hold software companies accountable for flaws, the problem with PDFs, going digital with pandemic information tracking, and deadly bomb scanner hoax saga continues.

From the Archives: Putting Chicago-Area Quake in Perspective

- A 3.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 40 miles northwest of Chicago today surprised many who don't associate quakes with the Midwest. But as Joseph Straw wrote in a March 2008 Security Management article, "earthquakes in the Midwest pose a greater danger than earthquakes in the West because of soil types and building code."

From the Archives: Putting Chicago Quake in Perspective

- A 3.8-magnitude earthquake that struck 40 miles northwest of Chicago today surprised many who don't associate quakes with the Midwest. But as Joseph Straw wrote in a March 2008 Security Management article, "earthquakes in the Midwest pose a greater danger than earthquakes in the West because of soil types and building code."

U.S. Congressional Legislation: FEMA

- A bill (H.R. 1174) that would reorganize the structure of disaster management agencies within the government has been approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill is still pending in the House Homeland Security Committee.

Urban Area Perspective - Philadelphia

- Security Management interviews MaryAnn Tierney, deputy managing director for emergency management in the city of Philadelphia.

Pandemic Lessons Learned

- The government delivered a unified message on the severity of the H1N1 virus, but it later faltered in vaccine delivery and disease tracking.

Crumbling Infrastructure a National Security Concern, Experts Say

- Repairing and upgrading our national infrastructure is critical to the national security of the United States, experts said during a think tank event yesterday.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Chemical Facilities

- A bill (H.R. 2868) intended to increase security at chemical facilities has been approved by the House of Representatives. To proceed, the bill must be approved by the Senate. The Senate has not announced whether it will consider the measure.
 




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