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Site Map - Homeland Security

Mapping Terrorist Planning

- Researchers at the Terrorism Research Center at the University of Arkansas have found patterns to the way domestic and international terrorists carry out their activities and attacks.

DHS Seeks Seamless Transition

- Leaders of key homeland security agencies should be chosen and vetted before the next President takes the oath of office.

Numbers

- 204 The number of canine explosives detection teams the Transportation Security Administration plans to deploy in 2008, in addition to 426 already fielded, according to the Government Accountability Office.

State Perspective - Washington

- Interview with James M. Mullen, director of Washington State's Emergency Management Division

DHS Funds to Boost Bomb Squads

- Because IEDs continue to be the terrorist weapons of choice, the Department of Homeland Security is encouraging states to allocate some of its homeland security funding to counter-IED initiatives.

Outlook for Container Scanning

- The government is unlikely to meet the 2012 deadline for scanning cargo containers headed for the United States, but the law allows for two-year extensions.

Port Financing Shows Potential

- The Port of Houston is adapting the idea of a business district as a way to find matching funds for homeland security port grants. It offers a possible model for other localities in search of funding solutions.

Counter-IED Programs

- DHS has asked that states allocate a portion of the year's homeland security grants for counter-IED efforts, although some are stretched thin handling the more imminent threat of natural disasters.

State Perspective - Florida

- An interview with W. Craig Fugate, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

Software Randomizes Airport Patrols

- A new software program may help airport patrols become truly random to counter criminal and terrorist surveillance.

Food Sector Abandons Its ISAC

- The food sector group charged with sharing intelligence has disbanded, and the federal government is pushing its own food-sector information-sharing Web portal.

New Views on Airport Screening

- From dual-view to magnetic resonance imaging, numerous evolving technologies are being adapted to security needs for better screening of bags and travelers.

How Vulnerable Are We?

- A look at efforts to develop and conduct risk assessments for critical infrastructure in the United States.
 




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