Several companies, each with a valid contract to clear debris from the same road. Who wins? Not the taxpayer, certainly. Advance planning can solve the problem, and a few federally funded programs will also help.
A new and, unfortunately, highly credible report on the devastating ramifications of nuclear terrorist attacks against the U.S. homeland suggests that it is high time for the nation's elected leaders to start thinking about the previously unthinkable.
Federal officials provide insight to mid-Atlantic states as they finalize statewide plans for PSIC grant submissions. Seven states & the District of Columbia share how they are implementing interoperable communications.
Even as the nation's colleges and universities were still mourning the tragic loss of life at Virginia Tech, one school was taking the steps needed to make its own faculty and students safer and more secure.
His educated views on the "four essential components" of an effective public-health system, the need to integrate public-health preparedness responsibilities & resources, and the viability of the "one workforce" approach to public health.
One of the nation's most highly respected Congressional leaders points out that "the Telework Option" for federal employees is not just another employee "perk" but an easy way to cut commuting costs and, just maybe, save hundreds or thousands of lives.
Clark's views on the security improvements already achieved, and the areas in which a greater effort is needed. Also discussed: The USMS's Special Operations and Technical Operations Groups, and the support provided to state and local L-E agencies.
Homeland-security experts believe the worst-case scenario for future terrorist attacks will involve biological-warfare agents such as anthrax rather than nuclear weapons. Which is why the numerous delays in the anti-anthrax program have aroused concern.
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security promises fast and effective action - and the provision of "real resources" - to improve U.S. domestic preparedness across the board, to protect American lives & the nation's critical infrastructure.