Commentary

Increases, Shortfalls, and Nightmare Scenarios

by James D. Hessman -

President Bush's fiscal year 2006 budget plan calls for increased funding for port and maritime security. Some members of Congress say that that is only a start, and significant additional funds are needed - ASAP.

Needed: Smarter Security

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Since 9/11, many positive steps have been taken to better protect the American people, and the U.S. homeland, from new terrorist attacks. But some of those steps have been in the wrong direction, and others were unnecessary.

Rosie the Riveter and Homeland Security

by Martin Masiuk -

Rosie the Riveter was the poster girl for the U.S. arsenal of democracy that played a major role in the WWII Allied victory. She has been recalled to active duty in the U.S.-led global war on terrorism, and last week made a personal appearance at the Home

Amit Yoran, Cyber Security Advisor

by John Morton -

The former RIPtech president and, later, head of the National Cyber Security Division at DHS, provides knowledgeable insights on, among other topics, the public-private cyber security partnership, the IT vulnerability assessment process, cyber security an

Port Security: A Mission Impossible for the U.S. Coast Guard?

by James D. Hessman -

More people and increased funding translate into quantum increases in USCG capabilities. But Admiral Collins warns that mission growth is greater than budget growth, the U.S. port system teems with likely suspects from cruise ships to fishing boats, and D

Protecting U.S. Ports: A Challenge of Staggering Magnitude

by James D. Hessman -

The U.S. Coast Guard, the world's foremost lifesaving agency, is facing probably the most difficult task that has ever confronted the multi-mission service: ensuring U.S. port security in the new age of terrorism. Failure is not an option, USCG resources

A Note From the Publisher

by Martin Masiuk -

Responding to the whirlwind of change that has engulfed the field of domestic preparedness since the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, DomPrep.Com has revised and expanded its mission, its audience, and the scope of its coverage. Readers' comments

WebConference Comes To DomesticPreparedness.com

adding a new channel of functionality

A Spiral of Hope for the First Responder Community

by James D. Hessman -

The terrorists behind 9/11 and other international crimes, and the ill-advised nations that support terrorism in various ways, are counting on the so-called "spiral of fear" to win their unending war against the free nations of the world.

DomPrep.com Gets An Upgrade

November 11, 2003, will mark the FIFTH anniversary of this site. This rebuild will continue to integrate the professional DomesticPreparedness communities with industry.