december 2004

Updates

Homeland Security Subcommittee Highlights Cybersecurity Objectives

This extensive report highlights the need for improved cybersecurity for the nation and enhanced partnerships with the private sector while emphasizing strong, continued oversight by Congress.

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President Bush's Statement on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 passed by Congress

We already have taken numerous steps to improve our intelligence capabilities, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 further strengthens intelligence gathering and operations.

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Remarks by Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge at a Press Conference Announcing a Homeland Security Grant to Los Angeles

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announces a Homeland Security Grant in the amount of $282 million for the state of California, with $65 million of that grant money going to Los Angeles.

Reports

Intelligence Reform And Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004

Congress Passes Legislation that will reform the Intelligence Community based on recomendations of the 9-11 Commission.

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Updates

Microsensor Systems announce HAZMATCADTM SERIES UPGRADE NEW TRAINING MODE

allows the user to deploy the HAZMATCAD in training scenarios using every day, non-toxic chemicals to simulate chemical warfare agents (CWAs)

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Equity International is rescheduling The Defense Appropriations Briefing to Thursday, December 16

Briefing will provide the latest information on the FY 2005 Defense Appropriations Bill; defense technology programs and funding; and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear programs funding

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Battle-proven ACH Advanced Combat Helmet joins new MSA Police Line

delivers the worlds most advanced ballistic and impact head protection to Law Enforcement users, with unsurpassed comfort for long-term use

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Equity International Presents a Biodefense Briefing

at 8:00 am in the Ballroom of the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC.

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Joint Statement by U. K. Home Secretary David Blunkett and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary James Loy on U.K. U.S. Science and Technology Agreement

U.K. Home Secretary David Blunkett and U.S. Homeland Security Deputy Secretary James Loy signed a Memorandum of Agreement establishing a framework for cooperation in science and technology in critical infrastructure protection and other homeland/civil sec

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Terrorists Interested in Unconventional Weapons, CIA Says

An unclassified version of the report, posted on the CIA's Web site November 23, says that any attacks that might occur in the future would likely be "small-scale, incorporating improvised delivery means and easily produced or obtained chemicals, toxins,