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Quick Bytes: Technology grants

- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $9 million in grants to 12 information technology projects under the Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP), which aims to improve information-sharing capabilities. The projects, selected from 113 proposals, include an Arizona program to enhance wireless security for first responders, a port security communications network in Rhode Island, and an XML-based facial imaging system for use by law enforcement and other first responders in North Carolina. @ Learn more about ITEP by visiting SM Online.

Technology grants

- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $9 million in grants to 12 information technology projects under the Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP), which aims to improve information-sharing capabilities. The projects, selected from 113 proposals, include an Arizona program to enhance wireless security for first responders, a port security communications network in Rhode Island, and an XML-based facial imaging system for use by law enforcement and other first responders in North Carolina. @ Learn more about ITEP by visiting SM Online.

Industry Focus

- The final version of the ASIS International Threat Advisory System Guideline is published.

Volume Speaks Volumes about Homeland Security

- Can you guess which of the following groups, offices, and councils are part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? The Homeland Security Council. The Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. The Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office. The Terrorist Threat Integration Center. The Homeland Security Advisory Council. The answer is the Homeland Security Advisory Council, but don't feel too bad if you were wrong (the others, respectively, are under the White House, the State Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Central Intelligence Agency). The creation of the DHS centralized many functions related to terrorism and homeland security, but others remain in separate departments. Security professionals who would like to understand these various functions and how they fit together may want to get the Homeland Security Deskbook, a looseleaf volume by the attorneys at Venable LLP that explains the organization of homeland security functions both within and outside the DHS. Link to the bookseller.

United Kingdom to Beef up Security Once Again

- Prime Minister Brown's new counterterrorism plan seeks to protect the nation's transportation infrastructure.

DVD deterioration

- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $9 million in grants to 12 information technology projects under the Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP), which aims to improve information-sharing capabilities. The projects, selected from 113 proposals, include an Arizona program to enhance wireless security for first responders, a port security communications network in Rhode Island, and an XML-based facial imaging system for use by law enforcement and other first responders in North Carolina. @ Learn more about ITEP by visiting SM Online. @ Link to the project and a research paper from NIST via SM Online.

Homeland security.

- Federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Chertoff was nominated to be the next head of the Homeland Security Department.

Quick Bytes: Security proposals

- A recent report from the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security has proposed six recommendations for consideration by the Department of Homeland Security. These include the creation of an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security in the department; and the development of a program and budget that will help the nation reach the goals of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. @ Cybersecurity for the Homeland is available at SM Online.

Security proposals

- A recent report from the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science, and Research & Development of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security has proposed six recommendations for consideration by the Department of Homeland Security. These include the creation of an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security in the department; and the development of a program and budget that will help the nation reach the goals of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. @ Cybersecurity for the Homeland is available at SM Online.

Critics Call for DHS Overhaul

- If, as the saying goes, a camel is a horse designed by committee, then the only question unresolved by critics of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is whether the agency has one hump or two. But it's not too late to reengineer this domestic dromedary, according to a new paper by the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Terrorist Prison Population to Explode in England and Wales

- Prison officials say new high-security prisons will need to be built if estimates are correct.

Go Forth Without Fraud

- Companies planning to compete for homeland security funds through government grants and contracts must first make sure they have a strong fraud prevention program in place.

Key to Winning Contracts

- Here’s what companies need to know to compete successfully for homeland security projects.
 




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