This study presents baseline data to determine which hospital characteristics are associated with preparedness for terrorism and natural disaster in the areas of emergency response planning and availability of equipment and specialized care units.
On July 7, 2007 The White House Homeland Security Council Issued A One-Year Report On The Administration's Progress In Implementing The National Strategy For Pandemic Influenza. This report is a Fact Sheet from the White House Press Secretary.
GE Security is collaborating with school districts in Lynn, Mass., and elsewhere around the country, to develop and execute strategic security plans designed to create safer and more secure learning environments.
Bruker has announced that it has been awarded a $3.5 million contract to supply the Slovenian Army with a series of long-range and point chemical detectors for integration into Slovenia's new lightweight reconnaissance vehicles.
In times of crisis, the communications between neighboring U.S. jurisdictions is still, all too often, a virtual "tower of babble." Advanced technology can solve some of the problems and confusion - but create some costly new problems at the same time.
Despite its heavy commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. National Guard has been quietly but steadily building up its homeland-defense and domestic-operations capabilities as well - at minimum cost to U.S. taxpayers.
GAO recommends: (1) evaluating the development and implementation of the National Preparedness System; (2) assessing state and local capabilities; (3) examining regional and multi-state planning and preparation; and more.
Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff comments on how the Container Security Initiative will expand to 58 ports by October 1, and will handle more than 85 percent of the trade coming into the United States.
In this capacity, Bennett and other council members will help ensure effective and ongoing coordination of the federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation plans for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, & other man-made disasters.
Intention becomes a factor in the formation of a terrorist cell. Therefore, this study is an attempt, based on real-world case studies, to look at how that intention forms, hardens, and leads to an attack or attempted attack.
The Leica GMX902 GG is a high-performance GPS+GLONASS receiver, specially developed to monitor sensitive structures such as bridges, mines, or high-rise buildings and crucial topographies such as land slides or volcanoes.
Improvised explosive devices are harmful to children and other living things. Carried in a truck or other vehicle they become mobile bombs - which, combined with toxic chemicals, can kill not only the bodies but also the minds of an entire population.
Security experts dismiss the attempt by Islamic doctors to blow up a London nightclub as an "amateurish" operation. But that misses the real point, which is that physicians - people who know how to make biological weapons - are now on the terrorist team.
The Pulitzer Prize winner's knowledgeable appraisal of how two of the nation's largest metropolitan police departments - in New York City and Los Angeles - are coping with the unique and steadily growing threats posed by international terrorism.
"GAO makes recommendations to the Secretaries of DHS and DOD to further enhance the administrative capacity required to support the EMAC network and to develop guidance and ... formalize certain procedures to alleviate burdens experienced by EMAC members.
Voluntary isolation and quarantine, the dismissal of students from school classrooms, and social distancing in the workplace and community are among the CDC guidelines on how American communities can protect themselves from an influenza pandemic.
GE Security has announced the launch of MobileTrace, a user-friendly trace-detection instrument that makes possible, for the first time, the simultaneous detection of explosives and narcotics through use of a handheld device.
Each engagement will begin with a WorkSafe comprehensive site survey and risk assessment, after which, decisions on the MDI security solutions to be implemented will be made based on levels-of-risk at the site and any adjoining properties.
Emergency medical services units are of life-or-death importance at the scene of large-scale incidents producing numerous casualties. But those units are overcommitted and frequently understaffed. Here is how local fire departments can help close the gap.
The Coast Guard's Captains of the Port have the primary responsibility for developing effective port-security plans for their jurisdictions, but it has to be an all-hands effort or there will be, in nautical terms, a bitter end.
Developed for versatility and productivity, the Leica ScanStation 2 provides investigators with a powerful tool for fire scene reconstruction by enabling the rapid collection of millions of high accuracy measurements at the scene.
The acquisition of these state-of-the-art, multiengine helicopters will enhance CBP Air and Marine (A&M) capabilities to safely and reliably conduct crucial border security missions in selected areas of border operations.
"It was great to see our masks utilized in the demanding, stressful environment that some competitors said was second only to the real tactical operations. We design our products with the end user in mind," said Bruce Schorer, AVON Protection Systems, Inc
During the past three decades the introduction of a broad and varied spectrum of mobile data-access systems has revolutionized the communications capabilities of law-enforcement agencies at all levels of government.
The good news is that the fallout shelters built during the Cold War never had to be used. The bad news is that they might have to be resurrected, refurbished and reconditioned, and made available as "just in case" protection facilities.