GAO recommends that the
Secretary of Homeland Security direct TSA to update its Delegation
of Authority to Federal Security Directors (FSD's) and communicate this information to FSDs and airport stakeholders.
"The United States and Canada have implemented revolutionary initiatives to secure our countries borders, yet improve the flow of legitimate trade and people across our borders..." said Commissioner Bonner, CBP
GAO finds that State has not exerted sufficient management oversight of the Summer Work Travel and the Trainee programs to guard against abuse of the programs and has been slow to address program deficiencies.
The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute's senior fellow for national security and homeland security comments on numerous ways to improve federal, state, and local emergency-preparedness plans, policies, and programs.
"The risks of infection and other health-related problems are extremely high right now, and no where are those threats greater than in the city of New Orleans..." Dale Outhous, global business director of DuPont Personal Protection
"This bill will help us identify terrorists seeking to enter our country, safeguard our cities against weapons of mass destruction, and better prepare the federal government to respond to catastrophic attack. " President Bush
:GAO prepared this testimony to highlight past work on government programs related to Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, and to provide information on plans and coordination among the accountable community..."
Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc. announced today that it has received a contract from the Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") for $865,000 to add further software enhancements to its Rapiscan Secure 1000 backscatter technology
"ImageWare is committed to developing innovative and state-of-the-art identity management products, and this agreement further demonstrates the strength of the intellectual property underlying our technology." Jim Miller, Chairman and CEO.
The security officer on the beat and the trusty watch clock may both be out of work, thanks to the development of new "intelligent video" systems that are never bored, never mesmerized, cost less, and are more reliable.
At a time when so many agencies at all levels of government were less prepared than they should have been, the American Red Cross responded immediately, effectively, and in force to save lives, provide food, shelter, and clothing for evacuees.
The former White House advisor discusses the hurricane recovery and response operations, the implications for a DHS reorganization--and for the possible use of the military to cope with future disasters--and the role of the private sector.