november 2004

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DHS Secretary Tom Ridge Announces His Resignation

Transcript of Secretary Tom Ridge at a Press Conference.

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Meridian Medical Technologies Announce Chemical Nerve Agent Antidote Now Approved By FDA for Patients of All Ages, Including Infants

AtroPen is intended as an initial treatment for chemical nerve agent poisoning

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Response Biomedical and 3M Collaborate on Infectious Disease Test

"...the two companies have entered into a co-development agreement whereby 3M will fund the development of a new rapid, point-of-care microbiology test in the area of infection prevention based on Response Biomedical's RAMP technology."

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EarthData Company Announces - Emergency Response System Delivers Maps In Record Time

The Airborne Rapid Imaging for Emergency Support (or ARIES) system, consisting of a multi-sensor airborne component, rapid data downlink, and a mobile communications and map production center, will support first-responders with near real-time geospatial d

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Department of Homeland Security Launches Prototype Phase of New Biometric ID Card for Transportation Workers

The TWIC is a tamper-resistant credential that contains biometric information about the holder that renders the card useless to anyone other than the rightful owner.

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Homeland Security and The Ad Council Launch New Ready Campaign Public Service Advertisements

The PSAs are designed to encourage people to develop a family emergency plan in case of a terrorist attack or other emergency.

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U.S. and European Union Strengthen Maritime Container Security

The measures will facilitate legitimate trade through mutually acceptable security standards and industry partnership programs.

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US-VISIT Implementation Dates at Land Border Crossings Announced

Immigration officials at these land border crossings will begin US-VISIT processing of visitors no later than December 31. Six crossing points began US-VISIT processing of visitors on November 15.

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

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

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NRC RESTORES VARIOUS DOCUMENTS REMOVED FROM WEB SITE FOR SECURITY REVIEW

The Oct. 25 suspension of public access to documents on ADAMS, the NRCs on-line document library, took place when documents were identified on that library that could possibly aid terrorists.

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Secretary of state outlines Bush's second term foreign policy priorities

The global war against terrorism, strengthening alliances and resolving regional conflicts are foreign policy priorities of the Bush administration's second term, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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TSA Opens Comment Period For Air Cargo Security Plan

TSA is closing the loopholes for those who would do harm to our nation and its people, said Rear Admiral David M. Stone, USN (Ret.), Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for TSA.

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EADS to Support International Center for Decision and Risk Analysis At the University of Texas, Dallas

EADS will support a new international research organization at the University of Texas, Dallas to provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience on risk management.

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Implant Sciences Receives U.S. Patent Office "Notice of Allowance" for Explosives Detector Cyclone Air Sampling Technology

The notice of allowance indicates that the Company has fulfilled all requirements for the issuance of a new patent entitled, "Cyclone Sampling Nozzle for an Ion Mobility Spectrometer," expected to be issued in the next two to three months.

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US Dept. of Homeland Security Sponsored Evaluation Confirms Superior Performance of Response Biomedical's RAMP Anthrax Test

the only rapid biological detection system to meet the new performance standards introduced by AOAC INTERNATIONAL for rapid immunoassay-based anthrax detection systems

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Department of Homeland Security Adopts Facial Recognition Standard

will also be used to specify definitions of photographic properties and digital image attributes, and as a standards format for relevant applications, including human examination and computer automated face recognition.

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Office of Air and Marine Operations Moved to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This planned move furthers the Departments intent to integrate air and marine law enforcement personnel, missions and assets and is consistent with Congressional action in the FY 2005 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill.

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Statement by Department of Homeland Security on Lowering of Threat Level for Financial Service Sector

On November 10, 2004, the Department of Homeland Security announced that the U.S. government has lowered the threat level for the financial services sector in New York City, Northern New Jersey and Washington, D.C. from high or Code Orange to elevated or

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RAE Systems Extends Leadership in Military Aviation Maintenance Safety with $500,000 Contract

for MultiRAE Wing Tank Entry Kits, extending the companys growing presence in military aviation safety. Under the terms of the contract, RAE Systems will provide toxic and flammable gas monitoring units used while servicing military aircraft