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State Perspective – Georgia

- An interview with the acting director of Georgia Office of Homeland Security (GEMA).

Rule Puts Driver’s License Debate in High Gear

- Since the September 11 attacks, air travelers have been required to present a government-issued photo ID—typically a driver’s license—before boarding commercial flights in the United States. Agents scrutinize these documents as if they offered some definitive proof of identity. They do not.

Following Terrorist Funding

- The U.S. has all but eliminated terrorist financing in the domestic banking system. But the move has pushed funding into murkier markets.

Numbers

- 6 The number of U.S. metropolitan areas—of 75 surveyed—that received high marks for communications interoperability. The top-ranking areas identified in the survey were Columbus, Ohio; Laramie County, Wyoming; Minneapolis-St. Paul; San Diego; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Washington, D.C.

State Perspective – New Jersey

- Richard “Dick” Cañas was tapped in March 2006 to head the state’s newly established Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

Mass Evacuation: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

- How geography, road infrastructure, and mass transit pose challenges during large-scale evacuations.

Very Light Jets: A Very Real Threat?

- The risks posed by the emergence of speedy "very light jets" in general aviation.

State Perspective - Arizona

- The homeland security perspective from Arizona.

Prisons: Fostering Extremism?

- History has shown the potential of prisons to serve as incubators for extremist leaders, from Adolf Hitler—who wrote Mein Kampf while in prison—to Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi. Could that be occurring in U.S. prisons?

Hearts, Minds, and Homegrown Terror

- Federal authorities have been forging ties with U.S. Muslim communities to counter the idea that the war agaist terrorism is a war against Islam.

State Perspective – North Carolina

- A conversation with North Carolina's top emergency manager.

Deadline Looms for Fixing “No-Fly” Lists

- Continuing problems plague "no-fly" lists.

Deterring Terrorists, Not Shoppers

- A recent RAND Corp. report ranks the effectiveness of mall security measures against terrorist attacks relative to cost, while a national servey co-sponsored by the ASIS International Foundation assesses security preparedness at malls across the U.S.
 




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