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DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

- Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

- The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.

American Airlines to Fit Airplanes with Anti-Missile Systems

- Three American Airline passenger planes at JFK will test anti-missile systems to deflect shoulder-to-air missiles fired by terrorists.

Security, Legitimate Travel Focus of Border Hearing

- The House Committee on Homeland Security visited the El Paso-Juarez border to discuss security and cross-border travel.

EDS Companies to Profit from Larger DHS Budget

- A larger explosive detection budget for U.S. airports will be a boon to a number of well-positioned EDS companies.

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

- The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

- The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

Will Use of UAVs Take Off?

- Tests are underway to assess whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be safety used by police in metropolitan areas.

An Intelligence Sharing Success Story?

- The Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center has been helping the United States make important headway in information sharing between the federal intelligence community, private sector infrastructure stakeholders, and local and state law enforcement officials.

State Homeland Security Advisors Unhappy with Federal Government

- A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .

Homeland Security, 2nd Edition

- A collection of 41 articles that provides a variety of opinions and points of view on an extremely broad and controversial topic, making the format an excellent fit for the subject matter.

Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network

- Learn how informal international networks trump formal international ones in the battle against terrorism and WMDs.

Quick Bytes: IT security problems at DHS

- The Department of Homeland Security's IT efforts are plagued with inefficiencies and problems, from an "organizationally weak" CIO office and the reliance on outdated technical systems to the need to outsource some benefits and payroll functions to other agencies. Those charges are leveled by Democrats on the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee in a recent report, America at Risk: Closing the Security Gap. @ The report is available at SM Online.
 




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