Northrop Grumman provided two research grants to Auburn University, one to the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering and the other to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.
This training will teach workers how to build the sensitive and secure buildings needed to house government agencies and/or homeland-security companies relocating to the area as part of the federal base-realignment initiative.
Meet expert faculty and national leaders in public-health emergencies who will be on hand with the latest in emergency response & coordination while also discussing clinical care, leadership skills, volunteer-management practices & response-team issues.
The DHS Efficiency Review plan encompasses simple common-sense reforms as well as longer-term systemic changes. Initiatives are broken down into 30-, 60-, 90-, and 120-day groupings indicating when implementation will begin.
FEMA and USACE are making available to partners several new user-friendly tools to enhance state and local abilities to stand up and operate Points of Distribution (PODs) during and immediately after disasters.
Louisiana, New Orleans, and four state parishes teamed up to review the damage wrought by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike - then used the information gained to plan, prepare for, and actually respond to future weather disasters.
The escalation of drug-cartel violence in Mexico is rapidly becoming a clear & present danger to the United States itself and, if not checked, will soon evolve into a major national-security challenge for the Obama administration's homeland-security team.
Prudential's headquarters will be monitored for toxins, detection of which will trigger a predetermined set of Concept of Operations (CONOPS), specific to the type & concentration of the toxin, to appropriately secure the company's employees & buildings.
The LibertyTM Multiband LMR enables federal, state, local, and U.S. Department of Defense agencies to communicate across all public-safety bands (136-174 MHz, 380-520 MHz, 700 MHz, and 800 MHz) using a single portable radio.
The armed forces protect the nation, the Secret Service protects the president, and gated communities protect the affluent. But who protects the movie stars, the world-class athletes, the company CEOs, and other VIPs?
GAO says that DHS could increase efficiency through the implementation of internal monitoring and oversight, component-specific training, online status-checking services, the electronic dissemination of records, and electronic redaction.
As the National Coordinator, Dr. Blumenthal will lead the implementation of a nationwide interoperable, privacy-protected, health-information technology infrastructure as called for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
"Converging systems using the PIV card standards can help enterprises dramatically reduce the risk of security breaches and save resources," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.
"Spacenet has always been focused on meeting the network security requirements of our customers and offers integrated government-grade AES/Rijndael encryption," said Spacenet Vice President of Government Services Mike Mazza.
These border initiatives are designed to crack down on Mexican drug cartels through enhanced border security. This plan calls for additional personnel, increased intelligence capability & better coordination with state, local & Mexican law enforcement.
GAO has conducted a body of work over the past several years to help the nation better prepare for, respond to & recover from a possible influenza pandemic. GAO found that leadership roles & responsibilities need to be clarified, tested, and coordinated.
Advance Emergency Response Teams (ERT-As) are used to respond quickly to unfolding disaster events, bringing to states and communities the expertise provided by available federal resources, including disaster response & recovery programs, planning, etc.
Few if any EMS agencies anywhere in the world are properly equipped to cope with the accidental or intentional release of lethal nerve agents. But there are several ways to keep the death toll low while also protecting the first responders themselves.
An expeditious start, clear directions, and a detailed road map to the future augur well for an ambitious new slate of initiatives, both domestic and international, for the overworked and not always adequately funded Department of Homeland Security.
Scott R. Silverman, Chairman of VeriChip, said, "This significant agreement with Medcomp is a major validation of our technology for healthcare applications above and beyond our core market of patient identification."
Universal Detection Technology has received a purchase order from the Miami-Dade Police Department for its five-agent bioterrorism detection equipment. The equipment is capable of spot detection of anthrax, ricin toxin, botulinum toxin, plague, and SEBs.
"We are assisting our customers as they navigate through a fast-changing and, at times, confusing environment," stresses Joe Restivo, COO of Samsung GVI Security. "We're earning their respect every day by reducing their overall costs of doing business."
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano & German Minister of Education & Research Annette Schaven signed an agreement that will facilitate science and technology research collaboration in homeland/civil-security matters between the two nations.
Three recent weapons seizures in Arizona and Texas highlight the Department of Homeland Security's heightened emphasis on tracking and intercepting illegal guns and ammunition near the U.S.-Mexico border.
It doesn't take much money, time, or a genius IQ to build a clumsy but extremely effective chemical weapon that could kill thousands of people. But a pickup truck would be needed to haul "the makings" from the local warehouse or agricultural combine.
Implementation of the guidelines undergirding new national anti-terrorism policies will be a major challenge for state & local health departments. But the end result will be a better coordinated and much more effective national healthcare community.
New firmware upgrades allow users to set up multiple email addresses to receive ANSI N42.42-compliant reports. This feature set is upgradable in the field and is being offered to existing areaSAM users at no additional cost.
The key findings in this report summarize FY 2007 Terrorism Preparedness & Emergency Response (TPER)-funded public-health preparedness accomplishments and priorities as CDC continues to move forward toward its preparedness goal.
Earn a completely distance-based Online Masters Degree or Certificate, or a Hybrid MPH or PhD degree in Biosecurity & Disaster Preparedness through the Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University School of Public Health.
"FFRDCs enable us to use private-sector resources for long-term research & development needs in a way that supports our mission and uses taxpayer dollars in a fiscally responsible way," said acting Under Secretary for Science & Technology Bradley Buswell.
The Ultralock (now DeviceDefender) provides affordable, transparent & controllable detection, management & encryption of PC removable drives & media, and has been approved by the Department of Defense DARTT team & is included on the DOD SmartBuy Contract.
"Enrolling one million workers in less than 18 months is a testament to the collaborative efforts of TSA and the United States Coast Guard on this important maritime security effort," said Gale Rossides, acting administrator, TSA.
Some pundits and some politicians seem to think the war on terror is over, or almost over. But new evidence suggests that it is not, and will not be, over until the terrorists say it's over - and that day may still be a long way off.
The contract is for the development of a chemical & biological mass spectrometer (CBMS) for use in military reconnaissance vehicles. ICx Analytical Instruments will work with ICx BioDefense to deliver a premium-class biological & chemical detection system
Food poisoning - whether intentional or accidental - can have lethal consequences. In either case, it is CDC's job to find out what caused it, what treatments are recommended, and how it can be contained.
GAO was asked to assess the extent to which NNSA and the Department of Defense (DOD) have effectively managed the refurbishment of two other weapons - the B61 bomb and the W76 warhead. This report summarizes the findings of GAO's classified report.
Rapid, efficient, and cost-effective recovery is critical to reduce public health risks, minimize economic impacts, restore public confidence, and, in the case of an intentional incident, minimize the spread of fear thus discouraging further incidents.
ILC Dover received NIOSH approval on an anti-microbial/removable headband and quick release belt for their Sentinel CBRN PAPR, which allows agencies a wide degree of flexibility to protect against a range of threats.
By providing low-voltage filtered and regulated power for a broad range of access-control devices and panels, the new Schlage power supplies meet the needs of both the security and access-control market segments.
This report from the GAO summarizes the lessons learned from past disasters & how they provide a potentially valuable source of information for all levels of government seeking to meet the many challenges involved in recovering from a major disaster.
March has officially been declared American Red Cross Month by order of a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Barack Obama in ceremonies marking the 66th time the month of March has been celebrated in honor of the organization.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released some details of the projects being funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, recently passed by both houses of Congress and signed into law by President Obama.
CBP's Port of Philadelphia conducted its first Avian Influenza-response exercise at Philadelphia International Airport to evaluate its procedures to secure the highly pathogenic Avian Influenza-H5N1 pandemic in the bustling international passenger airport
The new SHR-8000 Series DVRs let users simultaneously review playback in real time while also recording in real time. The new DVRs achieve real-time Full D1 resolution at 480IPS high-quality recording for any demanding security application.
The 2009 NIPP replaces the 2006 version & provides the unifying structure for the integration, into a single national program, of a wide range of efforts for the enhanced protection and resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructure and key resources.
This course, which introduces and provides an overview of the National Incident Management System, is geared for individuals with emergency-management responsibilities including prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation operations.