A Message from the Publisher, May 24, 2006

by Martin Masiuk -

Immigration "reform"-however that term is defined- has suddenly become one of the most important and contentious issues on the U.S. political agenda.

Lt. Gen. H. Steven Blum, Chief to the National Guard Bureau

by John Morton -

Among the topics covered: the Guard's role in incident planning; the need for interoperability with first responders; additional, and more effective, interagency training exercises; and multi-agency communications policies and procedures.

Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent, FEMA's National Fire Academy

by John Morton -

His views on how the NFA fits into the federal government's plans to fight terrorism. Also discussed: the standards set by the National Fire Protection Association, FIPS 201 credentials, and the personal identity verification card.

Moussaoui: A Murderer Who Deserves to Die!

by Neil C. Livingstone -

He is a buffoon, a clown, a danger to his own people. Most important of all, though, Zacarias Moussaoui is a mass murderer who knows right from wrong and should be sentenced to death.

It Is Time for a National I.D. Card

by Neil C. Livingstone -

"Immigration Reform" is one of the most important, and most controversial, issues now facing the American people. But no reform bill being considered would work without a requirement for verifiable identification included.

Spotlight Report: Weldon Meets With Fire Service Leaders

by John Morton -

Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), founder of the Congressional Fire Caucus, discusses current programs and future funding prospects with CFSI leaders on the occasion of the annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner.

Congresswoman Endangers Capitol Security

by Neil C. Livingstone -

When an arrogant and abrasive woman, without presenting proper identification, tries to force her way through a security entrance of a congressional office building, should she be stopped? Or taken at her word that she is a member of Congress?

Dennis Atwood, National Program Manager, MMRS

by John Morton -

The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.

Nuclear Resiliency: Command Attention Required

by John Morton -

The WWII Manhattan Project mahy serve as the model for a new approach to solve today's homeland-security problems. A major improvement in senior leadership is needed, and a reallocation of resources, but that would be only the start.

How to Build a Protective Wall Along the U.S.-Mexican Border

by Neil C. Livingstone -

Returning illegal immigrants to their own countries will not solve the problem. What is really needed is a strong and constantly monitored high-tech physical barrier that will prevent illegal migrants from entering the United States in the first place.