september 2004


U.S. Department of Homeland Security Launches Office of Interoperability and Compatibility; Offers States and Locales Tools for Improving Public Safety Communications Interoperability

This office will ensure that Homeland Security is exercising its leadership role to bring local, state, and federal efforts together in a partnership that is essential to national progress on interoperability, said Secretary Ridge.


TSA Increases Level Of Electronic And Manual Explosives Searches At U.S. Airports

The enhancements are designed to strengthen checkpoint screening of passengers and carry-on baggage and are in line with a recent recommendation of the 9/11 Commission Report that all passengers selected for secondary screening be checked for explosives.


U.S. Army Awarded Total of $12M in FY05 Contracts to Markland Subsidiary EOIR Technologies Inc.

part of an ongoing NVESD Omnibus Contract. These funding awards are for EOIR to provide goods and services for the development of sensors and data collection platforms


Bulldog Develops New Revolutionary Miniature Cargo Based Tracking System

New Product Expected to Rapidly Draw Market Share from Legacy Satellite Tracking Systems


ObjectVideo Wins Second Award from DARPA to Further Develop Night Vision Video Surveillance Technologies

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awards ObjectVideo $750,000 with Phase II grant


Thermo Electron Launches Matrix MRDS(tm) Radiation Threat DetectionNetwork at U.S. Maritime Security Expo

Centralized Platform Provides Framework for Advanced Threat Detectionand Management; Technology Helps Government Organizations Better Protectand Serve Local Communities


RAE Systems and Vastera Show New Homeland Security Controls for Maritime Trade

Combined Offering Strengthens Ocean Shipping Security Initiatives through Integration of Wireless Cargo Container Sensing and Automated Global Trade Compliance


DHS Fact Sheet: An Overview of Americas Security Since 9/11

Whether by land, sea, or air, it is now substantially more difficult for terrorists to enter the United States; homeland security professionals are sharing information like never before; and Americas citizens are better prepared for a natural disaster or


Secretary Ridge Unveils Registered Traveler Pilot Program At Reagan National Airport

Program designed to enhance security and customer service at the gateway to the Nation's Capital


Federal Leadership Needed to Facilitate Interoperable Communications Between First Responders

Testimony Before Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Cencus House of Representatives, For Delivery Wednesday, September 8, 2004

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TSA To Test New Passenger Pre-Screening System

Under Secure Flight, TSA will take over responsibility for checking airline passengers' names against terrorist watch lists a function currently administered by each airline individually.


Homeland Security Announces Opening of Application Period for 2004 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Application Period: Sept. 1-30, 2004. The Department Will Award $27.5 Million


President Bush Signs Executive Order On National Counterterrorism Center

The Center shall have the following functions: Serve as the primary organization in the United States Government for analyzing and integrating all intelligence possessed or acquired by the United States Government pertaining to terrorism and counterterror


President Bush Signs Executive Order Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information to Protect Americans

To the maximum extent consistent with applicable law, agencies shall,a) give the highest priority to (i) the detection, prevention, disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of terrorist activities against the territory, people, and interests


President Bush Signs Executive Order To Strengthen Management of the Intelligence Community

The Director of Central Intelligence (Director) shall perform the functions set forth in this order to ensure an enhanced joint, unified national intelligence effort to protect the national security of the United States. Such functions shall be in additio