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Talk Trumps Tech in Silicon Valley

- It stands to reason that California’s Silicon Valley would lead the country in establishing a network of interoperable communications for first responders. And it does—but not for the technological reasons you might think.

Are Cities Sapping Immigration Laws?

- Critics of sanctuary cities argue that such policies provide cover for terrorists. Law enforcement officials disagree.

CIA: Poor Pre-9-11 Performance, Report Says

- The recently declassified executive summary from the Central Intelligence Agency's own inspector general report confirms the intelligence failures documented by the 9-11 Commission: the CIA made critical mistakes leading up to the terrorist attacks of 9-11.

MySpace for Spooks

- This December, the U.S. intelligence community will unveil a new  peer-to-peer social networking site modeled off of MySpace.com for its intelligence analysts and spies, according to MSNBC.

Vermont & DHS to Develop Enhanced Driver's License

- The Department of Homeland Security will partner with the state of Vermont to develop a driver's license that will negate the need of Vermonters to show passports during border crossings to and from Canada.

Behavior Detection Officers Scan for Threats

- TSA to deploy 500 by end of 2008

Critical Infrastructure

- How the U.S. hopes to protect critical infrastructure and key resources through public-private partnerships is in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and seven unclassified sector-specific plans.

DHS Cautioned on Radiation Monitors

- "Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., along with Senator Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, House Committee on Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Congressman James Langevin, D-R.I., Wednesday called on the Department of Homeland Security to hold off on a $1.2 billion acquisition of nuclear radiation monitors until questions about their reliability, performance, and effectiveness have been addressed," according to a press release from the committee.  

Emergency Preparedness - Gimme Shelter

- Planning guidelines, templates, and checklists are available from a number of sources to assist companies in developing programs.

Protective Actions: Evacuation/Shelter in Place

- Government and private institutions will find this a valuable tool to help them plan for those situations in which evacuation is impossible or ill-advised. If the purchase price for the video is too high, it is worth renting.

Introduction to Emergency Management

- An outstanding text for students and a good source of information for anyone wanting to improve their fundamental knowledge of the subject.

Muslim American Organizations Denounce NYPD Report

- The release of a report detailing the path to radicalization and the threat of homegrown jihadists by the NYPD has led Muslim American organizations to denounce the report.

Homegrown Terrorism Risk Real Says NYPD

- The New York Police Department's Intelligence Division has released a report on the homegrown terrorism threat facing the city and the United States. The report says that while the threat from al Qaeda's core still persists, a new threat has emerged from radicalized local residents or citizens or both.
 




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