09/18/2007 - A government audit says the development of high-tech sensors to detect radiation at ports and border crossings is hamstrung by poor coordination between government agencies and is overdue and overbudget, reports the AP.
09/13/2007 - States were assigned a ranking from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible score. The study found that more than half of the states received a score of 5 or less and nearly 85 percent scored 6 or less. Only three states, Delaware, South Carolina, and Virginia, scored 8 points or more. The District of Columbia, which is widely viewed as a prime target for terrorism, scored only a 4.
09/12/2007 - The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.
09/11/2007 - Today marks the sixth anniversary of September, 11, 2001. On that crystal clear morning, 2,998 people perished due to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a downed plane on a stretch of land in Pennsylvania.
Five of the victims were members of ASIS International. Each died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.