Site Map - Homeland Security

Worldwide Terrorism by Region

- Quarterly Target, Region, and Tactic data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.

State Perspective - Missouri

- Interview with Paul H. Fennewald, Missouri's homeland security coordinator.

New Council to Help FEMA Look Beyond the Beltway

- A new council is intended to give state and local entities a better way to communicate their needs to FEMA and to avoid past problems with top-down policies that were formulated without local input.

Airports and the Inside Job

- The current methods of screening airport employees may fail to weed out terrorists. But what are the alternatives?

Annual World Terrorism by Region

- Target, Region and Tactic data on terrorist incidents.

DHS Grant Process Reviewed

- The recently revised risk- and needs-based grant allocation process for the Department of Homeland Security needs oversight to ensure its effectiveness, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) entitled FY2006 Homeland Security Grant Distribution Methods: Issues for the 109th Congress.

Port Security Fix Proposed

- Approximately 95 percent of U.S. trade enters or leaves through the nation’s 361 seaports. Despite renewed attention on ports, security efforts continue to fall short of stated government goals.

Database Drills Public Health

- The database is part of a larger initiative to evaluate public health preparedness and educate officials on methods for improvement. Rand has also produced studies that evaluate public health preparedness, test public health disease reporting systems, and create best practices for public health officials.

Defending the Homeland: A Military Priority?

- “The Department of Defense over the next four years must begin a fundamental shift in military doctrine and priorities so that this country is better positioned to respond to the threats of a post-Cold War and post-9/11 world,” say the report’s authors, Lawrence J. Korb, Caroline P. Wadhams, and Andrew J. Grotto.

Keeping Track of Firefighters

- When the Twin Towers fell after the 9-11 attacks, many firefighters lost their lives because there was no way to electronically pinpoint their locations or to tell them that the buildings were about to collapse. Since then, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has been seeking solutions to the communication and tracking problems that firefighters face in high-rise buildings.

Middle East, Asia Drive Up Terrorism

- A look at trends in terrorist targets, methods, and research.

DHS Spending Ethics Lacking

- The ethics involved in science and technology spending at the Department of Homeland Security must improve, says a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). According to the report, a potential conflict of interest may arise, given that many of the various portfolio managers charged with managing the different Science and Technology (S&T) portfolios were former experts from national laboratories. National laboratories received a portion of the S&T funds. @ Read the full report at SM Online.

Vulnerabilities Remain for Bioterror Threat

- Over one-quarter of states do not have sufficient bioterrorism laboratory response capabilities,” says the third annual study of the U.S. public health and emergency response capabilities by the Trust for America’s Health. The report brings to light several deficiencies in the public health sector and evaluates states’ abilities to respond to and mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or terrorist incident. @ The full report is available via SM Online.

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