SM Online: Education
10/04/2007 - National Academic Consortium for Homeland Security formed to help improve U.S. and worldwide security.
Daily Headline : Fire Safety
10/04/2007 - The 2002 decision to transfer agriculture inspections to Customs and Border Protection has hurt the nation's ability to protect against foreign pests.
Homeland Security: School Security
Daily Headline : Border Security
10/03/2007 - The department completed its goal of laying down 70 miles of fencing by the end of September.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
10/01/2007 - Al Qaeda is not, in the words of FBI Director Robert Mueller, "an organization that will go quietly into the night." Speaking recently to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mueller said that "Just as the FBI has changed and developed new tactics to confront al Qaeda’s asymmetrical warfare, al Qaeda has also adapted." He spoke of a "three-tiered threat."
Book Reviews: How-to
09/28/2007 - No sooner was the term “homeland security” coined than did a cavalcade of books appear with that buzz phrase in the title. In its first edition, this book merited the right to use that term, and it continues to do so in this second edition.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
09/28/2007 - 38
The number of intelligence fusion centers in the U.S. in 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The centers, run by states or major cities, serve as multijurisdictional hubs for terrorism-related information collection, analysis, and dissemination.
Homeland Security: Risk Management
09/28/2007 - Interview with David L. Miller
David L. Miller began his emergency management career as a dispatcher with the Iowa Department of Public Safety in 1974. He then oversaw 911 systems in Oregon and Missouri before returning home in 1989 to join the agency he now heads. He worked as Iowa’s Enhanced 911 coordinator, as the state’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HLSEM) chief of staff, and has served as an alternate coordinating officer or the alternate governor’s representative in 16 presidentially declared disasters.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
09/28/2007 - In an address to state legislators earlier this year, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Michael Chertoff assured the audience of marked progress in preparation for domestic terrorist attacks or natural disasters, stating that ten major U.S. cities had achieved communications interoperability.
Homeland Security: How-to
09/28/2007 - A lack of common standards dogs canine detection, defining interoperable communications, states debate driver’s licenses, and an interview with Iowa’s director of homeland security.
SM Online: Risk Management
09/27/2007 - To find out what’s at risk in Iowa, read the full interview with David L. Miller, administrator, Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/27/2007 - Learn how Arizona is using training exercises to prepare for both natural disasters and the possibility of a terrorist attack.
Daily Headline : Surveillance
09/27/2007 - FISA, as amended as part of the Patriot Act, violates the Fourth Amendment, rules judge.