october 2004

Updates

Machine-Readable Passport Procedures for Visa Waiver Travelers Announced by the Department of Homeland Security

Beginning October 26, 2004, officers from the U.S. Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin enforcing requirements that travelers applying for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) must be in

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NRC INITIATES ADDITIONAL SECURITY REVIEW OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS; TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS AGENCY'S ON-LINE LIBRARY

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission today initiated an additional security review, by agency experts, of publicly available documents to ensure that potentially sensitive information is removed from the agency Web site.

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TSA Takes Over Security Threat Assessments On Non-U.S. Citizens Seeking Flight School Training

The program is designed to prevent terrorists from receiving pilot training from flight schools.

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Fact Sheet: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2005

October 18, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the FY 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides $28.9 billion in net discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Intelegard announces delivery of Falcon Fixed Site Decontamination Systems

a large-scale Compressed Air Foam (CAF) truck and trailer system

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Thermo Launches New EGIS Defender Explosives Trace Detection Desktop System at AVSEC World 2004

Underscores Commitment to Advancing the Science Behind Security

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20/20 GeneSystems Announces: The BioCheck Powder Screening Kit providing rapid screen

possible presence of multiple bioterrorism agents such as anthrax, ricin and botulinum toxin, while ruling out most of the ordinary substances

Reports

OSHA/NIOSH Interim Guidance - August 30, 2004, Chemical - Biological - Radiological - Nuclear (CBRN), Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Emergency Responders

The recommendations for personal protective equipment (PPE) should be based on a site-based job hazard analysis of possible hazards including skin contact, air concentrations, heat stress, etc.

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DHS LAUNCHES SECOND NORTHERN BORDER AIR MARINE BRANCH Fleet includes state-of-the-art surveillance aircraft to increase border security

The initiative at the Northern border is aimed at shutting down contraband and human smuggling routes as well as criminal networks that operate along the U.S.-Canada border.

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TSA To Purchase Additional Explosive Trace Portals

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announces it is purchasing five Explosives Detection Trace Portal machines from Smiths Detection of Pine Brook, N.J., for delivery and deployment in early 2005.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Announces Staggering Arrest Numbers Using New Anti-Terror Technology

The technology, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or IAFIS, enables CBP officers and Border Patrol agents to search fingerprint databases simultaneously using the Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI fing

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ZUMROs Rapid Deployed Isolation Room

negative pressure features a custom-designed shelter packaged with a state-of-the-art Air Purification System

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HAZMATCAD SERIES UPGRADE, TRAINING MODE AND FUNCTIONALITY IMPROVEMENT

allows the user to deploy the HAZMATCADTM in training scenarios using every day, non-toxic chemicals to simulate chemical warfare agents (CWAs)