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Evacuation Plans Evaluated

- The amount of rain and wind delivered by Katrina and Rita last year was nothing compared to the criticism that poured down on the federal government, Louisiana, and New Orleans for shoddy hurricane preparation and response. In the aftermath, Congress asked the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security to review federal and state evacuation plans for catastrophic hurricanes. The two agencies have just issued a nearly 200- page report on evacuation plan assessment and jurisdictional roles in evacuation. @ Read it now by going to SM Online.

Court Security

- A paper summarizes new court security guidelines proposed at a symposium held by the National Center for State Courts.

Spying Trouble

- Culture clashes among the FBI, CIA, and military intelligence agencies are among the problems in the intelligence community. This report looks at whether progress is being made.

Numbers

- Percentage of large wastewater facilities surveyed by the Government Accountability Office that said they had completed or were still conducting a vulnerability assessment

Maritime Protection

- A report released by the Department of Justice criticizes the FBI’s efforts to protect the nation’s ports and recommends written threat assessments.

Court Security

- Read proposed guidelines for improving the safety and security of America’s courts, along with expert commentary on those guidelines.

US-VISIT

- Suggestions for improving the US-VISIT program, such as better assessment of security risks, are offered in this report.

Legal Report

- Rulings on workers' compensation claims, discrimination, privacy, and workplace violence; plus legislation on identity theft, bullying, and drug testing.

Delete and Erase

- This NIST guide will help organizations in implementing a media sanitization program.

Preparedness

- The issues and challenges associated with catastrophic events are examined for lessons learned.

Consumer Privacy

- The Federal Communications Commission has issued a proposed rule requiring companies to take additional steps to protect consumer privacy.

Discrimination

- A federal appeals court has ruled that a company violated the ADA when it refused to reinstate an employee.

Fraud

- FEMA’s weaknesses go beyond the initial poor response to Hurricane Katrina. This report looks at post-response fraud.
 




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