CBP officers & Border Patrol agents are responding to guidance from health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are monitoring the health of incoming travelers and taking all appropriate precautions.
The USFA is working with Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Leadership and other Federal partners (FICEMS) to issue an EMS, Medical First Responder and 9-1-1 specific guidance document to the Nation's first responders.
Secretary Napolitano, John Brennan, and Dr. Richard Besser discuss the government's capacity and capability along with the steps the government is taking to address swine influenza in the United States.
CDC is working very closely with officials in states where human cases of swine influenza A (H1N1) have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization.
U.S. hospitals are significantly better prepared for disasters and public health emergencies now than they were in 2001, but much work remains to be done, according to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center study.
The new entity will feature SAFRAN's industry-leading ID management, plus Homeland Protection's world-class aviation safety, checked baggage screening, military & critical infrastructure protection together with new growth platforms in Chem/Bio, X-ray and Radiation/Nuclear detection.
DNDO is now responsible for coordinating federal efforts to detect and protect against the unauthorized importation, possession, storage, transportation, development, or use of a nuclear explosive device, fissile material, or radiological material in the United States.
Most U.S. ports are now safer from sabotage and terrorist attacks than ever before in recent years. The safety imperative will soon be upgraded even more when the new Transportation Workers Identification Card regulations become SOP at all of the nation's ports.
Whether building a house or an entire community, the emphasis on lowering the carbon footprint and/or reducing energy costs could and should be complemented by "off the grid" considerations and a broad spectrum of disaster-resistant features more needed today than ever before.
Few if any states will reject federal funds earmarked for any purpose or program. But recent analyses suggest that a high percentage of federal-level allocations for local homeland-security plans and programs are not as well targeted as they should be.
CPG 101 completes the requirements of HSPD-8, Annex I, to develop a "national integrated planning system." Combined with the Integrated Planning System (IPS) guidance provided by the Department of Homeland Security, the vision of a vertically integrated planning system providing for a consistent planning process across all levels of government is realized.
The Houston Federal Executive Board sponsored an Interagency Continuity Influenza Pandemic Tabletop Exercise, which served as an opportunity for federal, state, and local emergency coordinators to discuss how their agencies would manage during a pandemic event.
The ChemProTM100, a handheld detector for the field detection and classification of CWAs & selected TICs, provides industry-leading sensitivity and false-alarm rejection capabilities in the most user-friendly and low-maintenance package in its class.
The DEA has supported U.S. counterterrorism efforts by prioritizing narcoterrorism cases - drug-trafficking cases linked to terrorism - and by implementing other policies and actions, such as collecting terrorism-related intelligence from confidential informants and foreign partners.
The combination of RF Communications and Wireless Systems creates a powerful supplier in the global land mobile radio systems market and provides complete end-to-end infrastructure solutions, including IP-based voice and data networks, that support multiple platforms and provide interoperability among disparate systems.
The VeriTrace system is designed to assist state and federal agencies in the management of emergency situations and disaster recovery through use of implantable RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) technology.
"Idaho Technology is pleased to extend this license to Thermo Fisher Scientific," said Randy Rasmussen, president of Idaho Technology. "Our SYBR intellectual property has helped expand applications in molecular biology with the use of real time PCR products providing powerful tools for licensed partners."
Radiological emergency safety expert John Darrin has launched a new web site today to provide resources for emergency responders to radiological events such as terrorist attacks and nuclear power plant accidents.
A new look at how DHS grant funds are being spent should be a major priority of the Obama administration. It will be difficult to find fault with the earlier focus on equipment, but it seems obvious that the previously neglected "planning factor" also deserves greater emphasis.
A first-person report from a veteran firefighter and incident-management professional tells how the Town of Sandwich, Mass., and local military units joined forces to synergistically enhance their individual and collective disaster-response capabilities.
The Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC) announced that the statewide Critical Incident Planning and Mapping System (CIPMS) is now protecting nearly 2,000 public K-12 schools in the State of Washington, and is also protecting 18 of the state's 35 community colleges.
Ready Classroom will provide elementary and middle-school teachers with the resources needed to integrate natural-disaster preparedness information into their curricula. The program is an extension of Ready Kids, a nationwide effort designed to encourage children and families to take action and prepare for emergencies.
AreaRAE Rapid Deployment chemical and radiological threat-detection kits provide real-time, life-critical information about toxic, combustible, and radiological threats. When combined with the LifeShirt, incident commanders will know the status of their personnel as well.
"TSA's partnership with the Liberian Civil Aviation Authority underscores the commitment of both nations to raise the baseline of aviation security worldwide," said Cindy Farkus, assistant administrator for TSA's Office of Global Strategies.
"CBP, along with our partners at GSA (General Services Administration) will use these funds to enhance technology and modernize infrastructure at land ports of entry to improve our capacity for facilitating growing trade and travel. Our mission requires facilities that meet modern demands," said Acting Commissioner Jayson Ahern.
Safeguarding the nation's food supply - from the farm to the fork, so to speak - is not only mandatory for health reasons but also, and increasingly, a national-defense/homeland-security requirement as well.
Most Americans eat too much and too often. Solving that problem is a personal dietary responsibility. Protecting the nation's global food chain, though, is the government's responsibility - one previously neglected, but now receiving close attention from a slim new president.
Federal agencies can now use Sustainable Planner, created by Virtual Corporation, to build and maintain their plans and ensure their protection and availability through a partnership with a classified military data center.
"Her breadth of experience in the federal IT field will prove beneficial as we continue our work with federal agencies and pursue additional contracts," said Hee Sun Choung, senior vice president of Avineon's Federal Systems Division.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano selected a TSA facility to unveil the DHS Efficiency Review initiative, a major program designed to improve efficiency and streamline decision-making through a series of agency-wide initiatives.
Secretary Napolitano was joined by Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar at a press conference during which she reiterated the major points of her recent announcements detailing the deployment of additional DHS personnel & high-technology systems to the U.S. southwest border in response to escalated violence in Mexico.
"What do we know about effectively countering terrorism?"; "What are the characteristics of successful or unsuccessful counterterrorism campaigns?"; "What do we need to learn in order to better handle this threat?" Answers to these questions & more.
The Schlage bright blue web-enabled access-control system, created for smaller facilities, eliminates the need for special software or a dedicated PC yet allows authorized school administrators to access, monitor & manage the system from any computer.
It may be the best designed hospital in the world, but a handsome façade is of little importance if the medical equipment is second-best and/or the doctors, nurses, & other healthcare personnel are not well organized & trained to be the best they can be.
This contract covers a further three years requirement for the UK military's in-service respirator, the S10, which continues to be the global benchmark, setting the standard for levels of protection and comfort.
Columbia Southern University offers completely online criminal justice, business administration, fire science, and occupational safety and health degrees in a flexible learning environment for the individual with a hectic schedule.
A major epidemic to deal with is difficult enough in itself. Toss in a hurricane about to make landfall and the situation becomes impossible. Or it would have been if ServNC, the SMAT IIs, the NCOEMS, CDC, ESAR-VHP, and two FMSS trailers had not been available.