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Site Map - Homeland Security

State Perspective - Illinois

- William C. 'Bill' Burke has served as director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since 2003, coordinating incident response while building terrorism preparedness alongside Illinois Homeland Security and the state's Terrorism Task Force. Prior to that, Burke served as a regional administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration and Inspector General of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs. An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, Burke received the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Read the full interview.

Privacy

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that its Automated Targeting System, which was originally designed to track cargo, is being used to profile travelers, operators, and crew members on all vessels, vehicles, aircraft, and trains that enter or exit the United States.

Rail Security

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a proposed rule to increase security measures on trains and tracks that carry toxic substances. The rule would establish additional measures for those carrying such substances through urban areas.

Port Security

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has launched the first phase of its Secure Freight program.

Homeland Security

- To find out what's at risk in Illinois, read the full interview with William C. 'Bill' Burke, director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

State Perspective – Tennessee

- A talk with Tennessee's top homeland security official.

Shining Light on Nuclear Nightmare

- The medical response demands of a nuclear attack.

State Perspective – Illinois

- William C. “Bill” Burke has served as director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since 2003, coordinating incident response while building terrorism preparedness alongside Illinois Homeland Security and the state’s Terrorism Task Force.

Putting Two Million First Responders on One Page

- Improving stituational awareness during large-scale disasters.

Critical infrastructure

- A bill (H.R. 143) introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) would allow the government to provide direct assistance to the private sector in an emergency.

Governors Guide

- A new 80-page guide is intended to give governors an overview of their homeland security roles and responsibilities. Topics covered include communications interoperability and mutual-aid agreements.

Economics of Terrorism

- Another RAND report looks at al Qaeda’s attacks from 1993 to 2004 and finds that al Qaeda is attempting to cripple the U.S. economy.

Reserve Strength

- The National Guard is woefully under equipped and in need of reform, says an independent commission chartered to look into the issue. Its report details the problem and recommends solutions.
 




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