An underground garage open to the general public and poorly lighted is an open invitation to a robber, a rapist, or a murderer. Also to a terrorist whose life's ambition is to kill as many Americans as possible, even at the cost of his own life.
Memories of even the most cataclysmic disaster fade as time passes, but those memories are important reminders that continued vigilance is needed to ensure that similar disasters are avoided in the future.
Get out of town before the hurricane hits! Everyone! That was the warning issued by the state of Louisiana and City of New Orleans before both Katrina and Gustav. The warning worked - the second time around.
This Handbook is designed to assist decision makers in the management of contaminated food production systems, drinking water and inhabited areas following an incident in which radioactive material is dispersed into the environment.
With this merger, there are many opportunities to expand the capabilities of the Global Secure System Health Alert Network product to address the needs of the current users and hospitals, public safety, and emergency management organizations.
Frost & Sullivan's prestigious award acknowledges the success of AtHoc IWSAlerts, a comprehensive network-centric notification system that utilizes organizations' existing IP networks to communicate during an emergency.
CBP announced today the deployment of the Z Portal at the San Ysidro, Calif. port of entry near San Diego. The Z Portal is a drive-through inspection system capable of scanning passenger vehicles for security threats and contraband.
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has released a business continuity planning guide to aid businesses in preparing for a pandemic so that they can minimize the impact on their business and protect their employees.
A new report from ASTHO, States of Preparedness: Health Agency Progress (2nd Ed.), turns a spotlight on recent real-life incidents where lives have been saved and injuries avoided due to the nation's investment in state public health preparedness.
"There are a number of countries who have an interest in stealing information from the United States," Shawn Henry Cyber Division Chief said, explaining that as many as two dozen nations have taken an "aggressive interest" in penetrating our networks.
"The revolutionary gantry brings a new level of installation and maintenance simplicity to the critical sphere of identifying and recording containers as they enter or exit the port," said Amnon Katchalski, VP Marketing & Sales, HTS.
"Axsys Technologies is providing excellent service, equipment & tools for success to our troops serving around the globe," Congressman Paul Hodes said. "I want to commend Axsys for their work to help our soldiers & employ many New Hampshire families."
"These orders highlight FLIR's position as a leading supplier of thermal imaging equipment to CBP & demonstrate the value of our systems to support their wide range of missions," said Earl R. Lewis, President & CEO of FLIR Systems, Inc.
Ahura is expanding its presence in Europe with three new distribution partners - Nucletron Technologies GmbH in Germany and Austria, HazmatLINK in the United Kingdom and Benelux, & RMI in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
The training course is designed to provide rural/non-metropolitan first responders and public officials with not only the basic competencies associated with port and vessel security but also a working knowledge of maritime security.
The Board recommended: mandatory training for propane technicians using improved training materials; regular hazardous materials training and drills for responders; and new propane-release guidance for 911 emergency operators.
HTS will provide its container code recognition (CCR) system for trains - SeeTrain - for the Port of Zeebrugge. SeeTrain will read & record the container code numbers when a train enters or exits the port.
Despite numerous improvements in homeland security since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, few if any U.S. communities are prepared to cope with what may be the most challenging threat of all: the use of IEDs to create large-scale havoc in a low-cost way.
The Joint Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance System Increment II (JNBCRS 2) is a vital program that will be a critical tool for U.S. troops as they face terrorist attacks and new types of warfare all over the world.
The detection and disposal of lethal biological agents is one of the most difficult challenges facing the nation's emergency responders. A leading U.S. expert discusses the progress already made to solve this problem, and what is coming next.
This report examines the roles of five voluntary organizations providing mass care and other services, what they have done to improve service delivery, current capabilities for responding to mass care needs, and the challenges of large-scale preparedness.
This guide is designed to help medical personnel in the treatment of those who have been exposed to toxic substances, asphyxiants, and gases. Also included are basic decontamination guidelines and specimen collection guidelines.
The consolidated guidelines are designed to provide a single, consistent structure that applies regardless of whether the FBI is seeking information concerning federal crimes, threats to national security, or foreign intelligence matters.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a campaign designed to educate all citizens and key public and private-sector partners on cyber threats and how to safeguard themselves at home, work, and school.
"This agreement will jointly enable law enforcement officers on both sides to investigate crime more quickly & efficiently, & will help to further prevent criminal & terrorist travel" said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
This system will improve public safety through remote surveillance of high-crime areas, enhance the effectiveness of local law enforcement, and contribute to the prevention and prosecution of criminal acts.
TruScan is a rugged, handheld Raman system for rapid verification of raw materials and enables companies to develop new libraries of materials from any location and share them with other TruScan units through use of network-management software.
A behind-the-scenes CDC report on how DHS's NIMS & ICS guidelines were pressed into service to protect the participants (from 27 countries and territories) in this year's Festival of Pacific Arts, hosted by American Samoa.
Enhance emergency preparedness by installing heating systems that also can generate electrical power during severe weather. The most important benefit, though, would be not a change in equipment but a change both in thinking & in planning ahead.