The planning, building, and staffing of well designed emergency operations centers have given many U.S. communities a powerful new multi-purpose tool to use in coping with natural and manmade disasters of all types.
Just in case the United States, & the rest of the world, did not have enough to worry about, recent public-health reports provide a timely reminder that new pandemics, possibly the most disastrous ever, could still strike at any time.
AcuTemps' pre-qualified high-performance insulated boxes allow pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to have ready access to reliable shipping solutions capable of maintaining the temperature of their valuable payloads during shipment.
The Bruker/Safe Environment Engineering/Vialogy team provides an interoperability solution for critical events, critical infrastructure, & large-area coverage with use of multiple sensor packages, efficient networking & vital situational-awareness tools.
The Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements interim final rule will require maritime cargo carriers and importers to submit additional data to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before vessels are permitted entry into the country.
DHS established an investment review process in 2003 but concerns have been raised about how the process has been implemented, especially for large investments such as nuclear detection equipment, border surveillance systems, and both ships and aircraft.
The Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security should further strengthen their ability to respond to tuberculosis incidents with information sharing, coordination, and public health alerts.
From parking lots to elevators & escalators to penthouse apartments - every room and every floor in the office and residential buildings now being designed represents a different type of danger. Here is a handy list of some of the more avoidable ones.
NetWitness Corporation, the leading provider of next-generation network security monitoring technology, announced that the company is enhancing & delivering a free version of its award-winning NetWitness Investigator solution.
Thanks to the superior quality of GVI's products as well as the high value placed on the company's extensive service & support networks, GVI was selected to provide a comprehensive video-surveillance system for the prison system.
These sector-specific guidelines are annexes to the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources developed by the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS announced additional measures to strengthen private aircraft security by requiring more detailed information about arriving and departing private aircraft and time to assess the potential risks to national security.
DHS has announced the issue of regulations aimed at strengthening the security of the nation's freight and passenger rail systems and reducing the risks associated with the transportation of security-sensitive materials.
Chemicals, biological agents, and other dangerous substances are among the key instructional materials used to train hazmat technicians and other first responders participating in the CDP's upgraded "COBRA course" in Anniston, Alabama.
The accomplishment is the result of an increasing demand for the company's award-winning Raman spectroscopy-based FirstDefender & TruScan instruments, & its most recent product, TruDefender FT, which is based on Fourier-Transform Infrared spectroscopy.
The full-scale exercise was intended to demonstrate the Southeast region's capabilities to coordinate, communicate, and respond during and after a possible radiological/nuclear threat to the region's interstate highways.
The introduction of lanes that will serve as both family lanes and dedicated lanes for passengers carrying medically necessary liquids strengthens TSA efforts to build a network of technology to detect liquid explosives.
"This agreement will enable law-enforcement officers of both countries to share information to combat crime and enhance our ability to prevent criminal and terrorist travel," said Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Paul A. Schneider.
"Historically, we know transitions may be periods of increased vulnerability. We are keenly focused on ensuring a smooth hand-off to the new administration and working closely with the incoming transition team." DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.
The Leica ScanStation2 is a high-speed/high-definition 3D laser scanning system able to quickly measure crime scenes and support criminal investigations with far greater speed and accuracy than conventional methods.
The contract is part of an ongoing multidimensional USCIS effort to transform its business processes and will serve as a key factor in enabling the agency to speed benefits determination, combat identity fraud, and reduce processing time backlogs.
The Raider can detect nuclear material and identify the radionuclide. It immediately recognizes the presence of radioactive materials that might be smuggled into buildings, large public gatherings, or any other location with potential risk.
President-Elect Obama has promised that "change" will be the hallmark of his administration. Here are a few major changes that, it is respectfully suggested, he might consider in the fields of national defense and homeland security.
"Learning by Doing" was the guideline used by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in responding to the anthrax attacks in 2001 by developing a new and highly sophisticated multipurpose bioterrorism detection system.
The three-year accreditation is recognition of the department's excellence & its use of "best practices in campus law enforcement." The department had to demonstrate that it was in full compliance with all of the 205 standards required for accreditation.
James Lee Witt Associates will provide assistance and guidance for debris removal, emergency services related to the disaster, and the repair and/or replacement of damaged public facilities such as roads, buildings, and utilities.
"The ICT21 contract allows us to expand our relationship with the FDA by leveraging our expertise in providing infrastructure services to a variety of federal government customers," said Vangent President and CEO Mac Curtis.
The Towson U program is completely online, so student enrollees can advance their education, and careers, in one of the nation's highest-quality Master's Programs from virtually anywhere - and at any time.
"By synchronizing the way that air cargo is secured on both sides of the Atlantic, we're taking another potential vulnerability off the table for terrorists," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
"Secure Flight will improve security by maintaining the confidentiality of the government's watch list information while fully protecting passengers' privacy and civil liberties," said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.
The ultimate goal of the contract is to develop an easily administered drug that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Department of Health and Human Services can store and provide to hospitals if and when an emergency occurs.
Indoor location technology is designed to make it possible to quickly locate and rescue firefighters (and other members of the first-responder community such as EMTs, police, and hazmat personnel) who become lost, disabled, or trapped inside a building.