One of the most effective weapons against terrorists, surprisingly, is Money! Not the reasonable sums used to pay for new surveillance systems but damages charged against businesses that fail to provide proper security for customers, tenants, & employees.
For many Americans the most important date to remember next month will not be Inauguration Day, but 27 January, when the American National Standards Institute's Transit Security Workshop starts a much-needed review of U.S. rail-security deficiencies.
The EyeMarker RTD1000 is an automated, portable, noninvasive device that in two minutes or less can assess if an individual has been exposed to any of a series of toxins, including botulinium, organophosphate nerve agents, cyanide, & carbon monoxide.
The Last Chance Rescue Filter is a one-time-use emergency device that a firefighter can use in the event of an out-of-air emergency. The canister filters out the toxic gases that are typically encountered during a fire.
The report, perhaps the most important and best grounded national-defense and homeland-security document released since 1947, includes numerous recommendations that, if fully implemented, will add immensely to current and future U.S. defense capabilities.
The evacuation of a major city devastated by a natural disaster or an act of terrorism takes multi-agency cooperation, numerous training drills, & dedicated professionals who have the courage needed to stay in place while saving the lives of others.
This report finds that progress made to protect the United States from disease outbreaks, natural disasters, & bioterrorism is at risk because of budget cuts and the economic crisis. The report also includes state-by-state health preparedness scores.
As the threat posed by international terrorism increases the nation's emergency-response community broadens the depth and variety of its training syllabus by focusing on cooperation, multi-agency drills & exercises, and an all-hazards curriculum.
Copper thefts have increased since 2006 & are currently disrupting the flow of electricity, telecommunications, & transportation as well as water supplies, heating, security & emergency services & therefore present a risk to both public & national safety.
The information in this letter describes the status, as of 1 August 2008, of actions that the FEMA and DHS have reported as completed or underway to implement the several hundred discrete provisions of the Post-Katrina Act that were identified.
The Ticket Board - which is designed to increase officer safety at airports, on border patrols, and on marine enforcement missions - is being used in accordance with the Homeland Security initiative to detect fraudulent documents.
Fighting fires, floods, and other disasters is a full workload for first responders throughout the country. What their leaders sometimes forget, though, is that responders themselves need protection - both on the job and for weeks and months thereafter.
SecurVoice, the world's first completely secure voice & data encryption solution, provides a revolutionary integration solution that removes encryption from the hardware and installs the encryption key directly onto a wide array of devices.
"Seven years after the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the threat of a terrorist attack on the United States is still very real. We are not yet safe. ... " Bob Graham, Chairman, Commission on the Prevention of WMD Proliferation & Terrorism.
"Our goal is to help our customers be first to market with the most innovative applications possible. This event is designed to help our customers generate more revenue, faster", said Newth Morris, President of GeoBase.
FEMA and the nation's public-safety and emergency-management communities are working in close cooperation to develop, evaluate, & produce the broad spectrum of new equipment needed to cope with mass-casualty disasters of all types.
The nation's healthcare workers could become an endangered species if numerous planned improvements in hospital security are not funded and implemented in the near future. Here is a quick look at some of the innovative design upgrades recently introduced.