Site Map - Homeland Security

Urban Area Perspective – Houston

- An interview with Dennis Storemski, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the City of Houston.

Should DHS Quantify Collaboration?

- Congress' watchdog recommends that FEMA establish a system of metrics to assess the quality of collaboration within the Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative.

Listening Through Walls

- Consumer telecommunications technology could help government agencies improve the interoperability of their emergency communications systems.

Protecting the Nation From a Distance

- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is doing everything it can to screen cargo and passengers before they ever arrive on American shores. (Online Exclusive)

Federal Perspective - TSA

- An interview with Lee R. Kair, assistant administrator for security operations at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. 

Scanning Crowds for Bombs

- A new screening technology developed by students at the University of Michigan aims to detect suicide bombers in security lines.

Passenger Screening Progress?

- A government plan could prevent innocent travelers from being targeted as terrorists, but experts warn that security risks remain.

Fusion Centers Forge Ahead

- Eight years after 9-11, how close are state, regional, and urban fusion centers to achieving information-sharing objectives?

State Perspective-South Dakota

- Interview with Alan Bock, director of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety's Office of Homeland Security.

Visualizing Safer Evacuations

- Two new tools may help people get out of a building quickly and safely during an emergency.

New Cybersecurity Push, Old Problem

- While the Obama administration develops a new cybersecurity plan, the private sector is wary of sharing proprietary information.

Private Plane Security

- The TSA requires a private armed security officer (ASO) on private planes flying into Washington Reagan National Airport. Read the TSA’s ASO requirements.

Protecting Private Jets

- A little known security professional protects private flights into and out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport just outside the nation's capital.

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