The first question a President asks in times of international crisis is "Where are the carriers?" The first question contingency planners ask is "Where are the cargo ships?" Meanwhile, warfighters are asking "How much fuel & ammunition do we have?"
There are several ways, none of them easy-or 100 percent certain-to fight a pandemic that could kill hundreds of thousands of everyday citizens. The Los Alamos project suggests that the first-responder focus should be on vaccinations.
The new interior enforcement strategy represents the second phase of the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) - the Department of Homeland Security's multiyear plan to secure America's borders and reduce illegal migration.
"We are adopting biometric, electronically-based, and secure travel documents that are tamper-resistant, yet provide a very convenient way to move back and forth across our borders," said Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson.
TSA will begin implementing Registered Traveler as a pilot program in 10 to 20 airports. Before nationwide implementation, operations at these airports will be used to evaluate the impact of alternate checkpoint processes on screening and wait times.
AIRAYA WirelessGRID 4.9 bridges, being used as the primary backbone to Farmington fire department's PC WAN. Officials found that the radios were easy to configure & install, & provide links ranging from 2 to 8 miles (point-to-multipoint) with no failures.
"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.
The officers will be trained in spotting suspicious driver behavior, identifying fraudulent driver's licenses and counterfeit commercial vehicle documents, & the search techniques used to find suspected weapons of mass destruction.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to sponsor five regional Hurricane Preparedness Exercises in the Gulf area. The goal is to test & validate improvements made to hurricane plans since Katrina and Rita.
The MCAC's core responsibilities include providing tactical & strategic intelligence support to public safety agencies, & acting as a conduit of criminal & terrorism-related information between federal, state, & local law enforcement agencies.
To establish an overall information-sharing road map under the director of national intelligence, will require the director's continued vigilance in monitoring progress toward meeting key milestones, identifying barriers, and recommending changes.
This report assesses efforts undertaken by the Office of State and Local Government Coordination & Preparedness to develop, plan, coordinate, and conduct the TOPOFF 3 homeland security readiness & response exercise.
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.
The nation's port-& maritime-security forces face a daunting task in trying to protect 361 ports 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The terrorists have several major advantages - including a few gift-wrapped from the United States & its Free-World allies.
In prior reports, GAO has made numerous recommendations designed to strengthen aviation security, to include passenger and checked baggage screening operations. TSA generally agreed with our recommendations and is taking actions to implement them.
TSA has taken steps to strengthen key areas of aviation security for which it has regulatory and oversight responsibility, including domestic air cargo security, but faces challenges related to oversight and performance measurement.
According to a directive from the Commission, the cover letters for future security inspection reports would be made publically available. The cover letter would contain a summary statement of the security inspection...
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement works with FBI & other agencies to thwart terrorist incidents, and the funding of terror networks, in a cooperative information-sharing effort that improves law-enforcement capabilities nationwide.
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?
CBP has not yet put key controls in place to provide reasonable assurance that ATS(Automated Targeting System) is effective at targeting oceangoing cargo containers with the highest risk of containing smuggled weapons of mass destruction.
"The July 2005 bombing attacks on London's subway system dramatically revealed the vulnerability of passenger rail systems worldwide to terrorist attacks and demonstrated the need for an increased focus on security for these systems."