september 2005

Updates

Berkeley Nucleonics Adds to Suite of Advanced Personal Radiation Detectors

In the event of a radiological emergency, first response teams equipped with these instruments can effortlessly monitor a wide area for radiological hot zones by simply clipping the unit to their utility belt and following normal response procedures.

Updates

MSA Releases SAFESITE(TM) Multi-Threat Detection System

The SAFESITE Multi-Threat Detection System is now available from MSA Instrument Division. Designed to monitor, detect and communicate the presence of up to six potential threats, the SAFESITE System operates within a wireless network.

Updates

QuickSilver Launches eCommerce

QuickSilver Analytics has begun to offer their products by eCommerce on their website, the site showcases over 50 products with specifice details and images.

Updates

CBP Expands Arizona Enforcement Effort

"Our strategy to gain operational control of our borders is working. And, CBP will continue law enforcement operations until we have and maintain control of the entire Southwest border." Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Robert C. Bonner.

Updates

GMPCS Prepositions Satellite Equipment in Texas in Preparation for Hurricane Rita

Florida-Based Company Moves Personnel, Satellite Phones and Accessories Close to Texas Gulf Coast

Reports

Report on the Status of 9/11 Commission Recommendations

A Report by the Public Discourse Project, that follows up on the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, their current status and progress.

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Updates

ImageWare Systems receives order for Federal government security project

The IWS Biometric Engine is a next-generation biometric identity management platform designed specifically for multi-biometric searching and matching.

Updates

Federal Gulf Coast Response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Nearly 700 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue personnel are on the ground in Texas, and more than 500 Urban Search and Rescue personnel are on the ground in Louisiana, including 118 personnel in Lake Charles,Louisiana performing search and rescue missions.

Updates

Container Security Initiative Port of Santos, Brazil, Is Targeting and Pre-Screening Cargo Destined For U.S.

CBP will deploy a team of officers to be stationed at the port of Santos to target maritime containers destined for the United States.

Reports

GAO- Department of Homeland Security Strategic Management of Training Important for Successful Transformation

Training can play a key role in helping the Department of Homeland Security successfully address the challenge of transformation...

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Updates

THE KATRINA RECONSTRUCTION SUMMIT

Summit on September 26, the Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC.

Updates

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary units prepare for Hurricane Rita

As Hurricane Rita drives its way to the Texas Gulf Coast, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Units in the Texas Gulf Region have been busy repositioning surface and air assets as well as preparing their personnel to be ready to respond...

Updates

Hurricane Rita dramatically impacts Coast Guard Personnel

As America's Volunteer Lifesavers, members of the USCG Auxiliary donate to the Coast Guard and the American public the most precious commodity there is to give, second to their lives, and that is their time.

Updates

President Bush Outlines Agenda of Progress, Reform at United Nations

The President outlined an agenda of progress and reform to advance the UN's vital work and ideals by confronting the scourge of terrorism, fighting poverty and disease in developing nations, and spreading human liberty.

Commentary

The Other Gulf War

by Martin Masiuk -

DomPrep's publisher discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina, several changes and upgrades in the IMR Goup' domestic-preparedness publications, and the company's roadmap to an even more productive future.

Commentary

Thomas Carr, Jr. Chief, Montgomery County (MD) Fire & Rescue Service

by John Morton -

Carr's report on his department's assistance to the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, with special focus on the unprecedented calamities the beset the so-called "City That Care Forgot."

Preparedness

The Use of Naval Militias in Homeland Defense

by Brent Bankus -

Only four states - Alaska, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio - now have active naval militias. But two more states, California and Wisconsin, are now considering reorganization initiatives, and many other states may want to consider the low-cost/high-value

Commentary

After the Storm: A Flood of Compassion Healing the Wounded, in the City That Care Forgot

by Michael Sohmer -

How a disaster medical-assistance team from San Diego deployed immediately to Baton Rouge, then to New Orleans, to provide help to the helpless citizens of the Crescent City in their time of maximum peril.

Updates

Intelagard, Inc. Announces A Strategic Partnership That Will Make A Significant Impact On Our Country's Ability To Respond To CBRN Incidents.

"Having a complete decontamination solution moves our country forward in terms of truly securing the homeland", said Dennis Smagac, co-founder of Intelagard.

Updates

Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, Regarding President Bush's Intention to Designate Chief David Paulison as the new FEMA Director

"Even during this time of change, the important work of FEMA must continue. Chief Paulison will also serve as acting director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)."

Updates

Highlights of United States Government Response and Recovery to the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Federal support to state and local officials and volunteer organizations continues around the clock in an effort to save lives, sustain life, and assist with law enforcement operations in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Updates

Global Relief Technologies and Telenor Satellite Services to Support U.S. Marines and FEMA

Systems deploying with 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force and to FEMA personnel working throughout the stricken region

Commentary

Words and Bullets: Al Qaeda's Textbook for Terror

by Neil C. Livingstone -

An alarming discovery in Manchester, England, gives Western intelligence and counterterrorism agencies a Muslim insider's view of what it takes to fight a Holy War against the United States and its allies.

Commentary

Aftermath of a Hurricane: The Hard Part Comes Next

by James D. Hessman -

An analysis of what went right and wrong in the preparation for and response to Hurricane Katrina. The authors' recommendation: Stop the blame game, and appoint a national commission that can salvage some long-term gains out of a massive disaster.

Healthcare

Public Health at the End of the World

by Joseph Cahill -

The nation's public-health professionals played a major support role during and immediately after Katrina hit land - and will continue to do so long after most other first responders have gone home.

Commentary

Kurt J. Nagle, President & CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities

by John Morton -

His association's views on what is needed to meet Coast Guard/MTSA requirements, and the case for more Port Security Grant funding.

Updates

GOVERNOR WARNER ANNOUNCES STATE-OF-THE-ART EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT MODELING & SIMULATION CENTER

EMTASC to fuel Suffolk modeling and simulation industry and Governor's VIMSIM initiative.