SM Online: How-to
Daily Headline : Terrorism
11/29/2007 - The GAO finds that state fusion centers have drifted from their original counterterrorism mission while center officials complain of federal government neglect.
News & Trends: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
11/28/2007 - Much of the fear of "dirty bombs" is a fear of the unknown. Security managers who wish to educate employees can turn to a fact sheet from the National Academies and the Department of Homeland Security. It explains what dirty bombs are and are not, what they do, what danger they present, and how people can protect themselves. @ To download the sheet, go to SM Online.
Book Reviews: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
11/28/2007 - This work offers a compendium of U.S. government guidelines and tools for working in critical infrastructure protection.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
11/28/2007 - Although 9-11 is said to have changed everything, the United States hasn't sufficiently changed the way it fights terrorism.
11/28/2007 - Find out how government and industry are taking steps to mitigate both safety and security risks that can arise when hazardous materials are transported by rail or truck.
Cybersecurity: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
11/28/2007 - Getting government agencies to share security information means first identifying the networks involved. A congressional briefing by the Government Accountability Office identified nine agencies and 34 networks that support homeland security functions (two of these networks are still under development). The briefing outlines each network and gives examples of how they might work together for counterterrorism efforts.
Legal Report: Legislation
11/27/2007 - A bill (S. 216) that would have established a Private Security Industry Task Force within the Department of Homeland Security was introduced but was not actively considered by lawmakers in this congressional session.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
11/27/2007 - New game-based training simulations are designed to reduce the cost and increase the effectiveness of disaster planning.
Daily Headline : Research & Studies
11/27/2007 - Scientists at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory may be able to harness the power of T-rays for more effective checkpoint screening.
Daily Headline : Airport Security
11/27/2007 - Israeli officials say the system is foolproof.
Homeland Security: Physical Security
11/27/2007 - The form of corporate assets is less important than their function and value, and the only way to protect assets in any form is to coordinate IT and physical security.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
11/25/2007 - Critics say the partnership will turn firefighters into intelligence agents.