DHS has more to do to implement GAO (Government Accountability Office) recommendations aimed at better ensuring that US-VISIT is maximizing its potential for success and holding itself accountable for results.
The U.S. Coast Guard and DHS's Customs and Border Patrol directorate expand their activities in WestPac and the Far East, enhancing homeland preparedness while building closer relationships with U.S. trading partners.
Ability of private businesses & public agencies to resume operations following a major disaster used to be taken for granted. That is no longer the case, particularly since hackers & terrorists discovered the damage that could be caused by modern technolo
It used to be two strong men and a hearse. Modern EMS workers are now much better equipped to provide early lifesaving support both at the scene of an accident or incident and while en route to the nearest hospital or other medical facility.
DPJ's managing editor discusses a complex new factor in the terrorism/counterterrorism equation: the dangers posed to the Free World by nations out of control, with nothing to lose, and unable to cope with their own political and economic problems.
In Senate Bill S.2158, the Senate finds that "homeland security poses a complex challenge for the Nation that can only be successfully addressed by the combined effort of Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector..."
These Protective Action Guides outline the projected dose of radiation to an individual, from an accidental or deliberate release of radioactive material, at which a specific protective action to reduce or avoid such a dose of radiation is recommended.
"In 2002, GAO reported on the difficulties that the executive branch faced in
reporting funding for combating terrorism to Congress (see GAO-03-
170). This report updates the information contained in the 2002 report..."
The AreaRAE Responder is the first multi-gas, wireless, monitoring system with ATEX Certification for use in hazardous environments. The RAELink 2-E® is the companion wireless gateway for other sensor products.
Homeland defense will be a key legislative focus this year in both the House and the Senate, with the Department of Homeland Security serving uncomfortably both as a target and, later, as a beneficiary.
In times of national disasters affecting the U.S. homeland, DHS needs huge volumes of emergency supplies and additional transportation assets. Three combat-tested Department of Defense programs could provide at least part of the solution.
Defense Support to Civil Authorities: WMD/E Consequence Management is a
supplemental handbook that presents an appreciation of U.S. military forces and their roles as part of DoD support to Federal emergency-response in a terrorist WMD/E incident.