Homeland Security: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
09/21/2007 - US-VISIT calls for various measures, such as digital photos and biometrics, to ensure that persons entering the U.S. are correctly identified and not on watch lists
Homeland Security: Terrorism
09/21/2007 - Cyber war games, US-visit evaluated, and chemical plant security concerns.
Industry News: Research & Studies
09/21/2007 - A digital homeland security library is redesigned
Homeland Security: Risk Management
09/21/2007 - Six Centers of Excellence serve as incubators of ideas and research for the Department of Homeland Security.
SM Online: Academic \ Educational Programs
09/21/2007 - Check out the research on homeland security topics by the DHS-sponsored Centers of Excellence.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/21/2007 - The Red Cross and the Business Roundtable have joined forces to strengthen the nation's disaster preparedness and response.
Homeland Security: Public-Private Partnerships
09/21/2007 - Find out how the Security Police Information Network (SPIN) promotes public-private information sharing.
News & Trends: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
09/20/2007 - The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) American Shield Initiative (ASI)—a program of sensors, cameras, and databases that monitor U.S. land borders—lacks “key management capabilities” and has failed to define “key acquisition management processes,” such as those for tracking and overseeing contractors, says a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The auditors note that DHS has not fully staffed the ASI program office and has only defined roles and responsibilities for 3 of 47 positions.
News & Trends: Training
09/20/2007 - Sometimes gaming is about more than just earning the high score and killing the "bad guys." Sometimes it's about saving lives.
Homeland Security: Airport Security
09/20/2007 - Too much attention has been paid to assessing vulnerabilities and reacting to each new accident. We need to rethink risk mitigation in the light of the new threat paradigm.
International: Port Security
09/19/2007 - 50
The estimated percentage of cargo that arrives in the Port of Los Angeles as “in-bond” each year. In-bond cargo is allowed to enter the country and be transported to another port before being checked by U.S. Customs. Shippers only submit the detailed information used for inspection at the final destination port.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/19/2007 - Interview with Paul H. Fennewald, Missouri's homeland security coordinator.
Editor's Note: Terrorism
09/19/2007 - The pitfalls of profiling terrorists. (Updated)