INFORMATION

Site Map - Homeland Security

The New "Need to Know"

- The intelligence community is slowly learning the value of sharing the data it gathers, but barriers to good information flow remain.

What’s Wrong with the War on Terrorism?

- Brian Michael Jenkins is one of the world’s leading authorities on international terrorism, currently serving as senior advisor to the president of the think tank RAND Corp.  He recently published Unconquerable Nation: Knowing our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves, and Security Management. Assistant Editor Joseph Straw talked with him about the book, terrorism generally, and private security’s role.

State Perspective – Kansas

- An interview with Maj. General Tod M. Bunting.

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.
 




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