Mr. Schrader discusses all-hazards preparedness, intel fusion centers, use of GIS, and more. Schrader also comments on Maryland's regional all-hazard approach, which already is developing horizontal linkages with adjacent states.
Although romanticized in the movies, piracy remains a clear and present danger in many areas of the world - and, in the Age of Terrorism, poses a major new threat to the United States and its Free World allies.
The exercise scenario involved a simulated outbreak of Shigella Dysenteriae bacteria, which causes severe abdominal symptoms, as a result of a deliberate terrorist attack on a local meat supply and a simulated explosion at a local mall, which severely bur
MDI Security Systems, a recognized leader in delivering open, integrated security management and video security solutions, today announced that the company has been nominated for the 2005 Security Technology Award by the Secure Convergence Journal.
The latest Great Awakening terrorist strikes should serve not only as another warning but also as a spur to collective action, particularly by the nation's first-responder communities. First, though, there are a number of important questions that have to
The Department of Homeland Defense and American Red Cross are leading the way, but true national preparedness requires an all-hands effort starting with teachers and students, parents, first responders, businessmen and factory workers, the media and the m
Former Virginia Governor James S. Gilmore III shares his views, as chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Commission appointed to assess U.S. domestic-response capabilities, on such major issues as vulnerability assessments, risk management, border prot
The LLIS.gov secure website provides an encyclopedia of helpful information for first responders and other information-seekers in the rapidly growing U.S. domestic-preparedness community. It may not have ALL the answers (yet), but it is headed in that dir
"Through the Security and Prosperity Partnership, we are building upon the strong relationships between our countries to further our common security goals and achieve transformational improvements," said Secretary Chertoff.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, there were 650 confirmed cases of illicit trafficking in nuclear and radiological materials worldwide between 1993 and 2004. Several of these cases involved materials that could be used to produce nucle
"The minimum standard for victory in this war is the prevention of any terrorist cell from obtaining weapons or materials of mass destruction. We must make certain that all sources of WMD are identified and systematically guarded or destroyed."
"The exercise will allow federal officials to implement COOP plans, test communications connectivity, and demonstrate that essential functions can be effectively conducted during threats and emergencies."