"Strong partnerships mean open lines of communication," said CBP Commissioner W. Ralph Basham. "This agreement equips our frontline personnel with the information they need to protect our citizens & facilitate legitimate trade and travel."
The operation enabled TSA and law-enforcement officials to further familiarize themselves with their local train stations and rail environments while establishing a highly visible police and security presence.
Crowd control is today both a challenge and a necessity, as demonstrated by the Beijing Olympics and this summer's political conventions. The controls used, though, are often resented, and frequently expensive - but not as costly as a terrorist attack.
There are many reasons - e.g., future sales, & an infusion of outside expertise - for including international partners in the setting of standards. There are also legal & security factors to consider, particularly in the fields of weapons & technology.
An AUSA (Association of the U.S. Army) report takes a close look at the "New China" and sees not only unprecedented prosperity and a less hostile foreign policy but also a fierce nationalism and some still-simmering anti-U.S. political policies.
"His strong engineering background combined with his in-depth knowledge of our markets and technologies make Dan ideally qualified to lead our Surveillance Systems Group," said Scott Conner, President & COO of Axsys Technologies.
The TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) program's goal is to ensure that any individual who has unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities and vessels has received a thorough background check and is not a security threat.
FEMA's new Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, scheduled to be released later this year, will be an instant best seller - thanks in large part to a distinguished heritage that started more than forty years ago.
The U.S. healthcare system is in most respects the best in the world. But keeping the paperwork up with the patient is still a formidable problem, particularly in the handling of mass-casualty patients with several hospitals involved.
George Washington University plans to convene two "policy summits" focused on the preparedness needs of large cities. One highlight of the meetings will be a bloodily realistic videogame showing how first responders can help turn victims into patients.
SoBran will support the Social Security Administration by using its innovative Radio Beacon Warehouse Management System, hand-held wireless bar code scanners, and other related technologies to oversee the movement and storage of critical information.
The Center for Domestic Preparedness has averaged 58 mobile training events per week in 2008. MTTs offer hometown responders an opportunity to receive the vital training necessary to respond to potential threats, whether accidental or manmade.
The campaign platforms of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates differ in many particulars, but they should agree on most homeland-security issues. (Article reprinted courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.)
Following the recent medical and public health emergency mobilizations in Texas to cope with Hurricanes Dolly, Gustav, & Ike, a number of important preparedness & response issues emerged that have now been developed into a "lessons learned" exercise.
The contract will require a series of on-site training sessions and webinars to prepare hospital personnel for specific pandemic strategies, followed by a desktop exercise (a unique SES product) that will be conducted in all nine regions of the state.
Although the uniform & badge represent the professionalism of the officers, it's what's behind the cloth & metal that embodies the spirit of TSA - a focused, intelligent, & dedicated work force that lives the agency's post-9/11 slogan: "Not on my watch."
Since 11 September 2001, DHS has made significant progress in protecting the nation from dangerous people and goods, protecting the nation's critical infrastructure on which American lives and the U.S. economy depend, and much more.
"His expertise in developing effective prevention solutions will enhance Prepared Response's emergency preparedness & crisis management offerings for campus & critical infrastructure customers," said Jim Finnell, president & CEO of Prepared Response.
The Cronos-4 and Cronos-11 Gamma Object/Tool Monitors are the latest additions to the industry-standard Argos/GEM-5/Sirius family of contamination monitors, which are ideal for nuclear power plants and fuel-cycle facilities.
Members of the armed services, policemen, and other first responders accept the fact that when duty calls they may have to put their own lives on the line. But acceptance is much more difficult when the lives of family members also are being risked.
Did the suicide of Dr. Bruce Ivins write "finished" to the investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks. Perhaps. But questions remain, there are some circumstances yet to be explained, & the case against him may not be as airtight as originally believed.
The 29-30 July All-Hazards Consortium workshop focused on the exciting technological capabilities provided by the introduction of new GIS (geographic information systems) devices, and spelled out a number of formidable challenges as well.
The Rapiscan 620DV (dual-view) Advanced-Technology X-Ray Scanning System allows security officers to obtain multiple views of a carry-on bag. In addition, the systems have the ability to be upgraded in the future as new capabilities are developed.
"Closers without covers are at risk for vandalism, dirt, & unauthorized adjustment, which can lead to compromised performance and security. Plus, closers without covers detract from the looks of a building," advises Bruce Reynolds, LCN marketing manager.
DHS leads efforts to strengthen the nation and help reduce the risk to critical infrastructures and key resources (CIKR) posed by all hazards through coordinated strategies that enable national preparedness, timely response, and rapid recovery.
Napoleon said that an Army travels on its stomach. Today, policemen and other first responders use more modern means of transportation - but if a police car runs out of gas it stops immediately, and the impact is felt throughout the entire community.
"CelPlan was able to offer a perfect balance between cost & performance with their hybrid fiber-wireless backbone approach which allowed us to optimize our grant funds allocated for the project," said Chief William Heim, City of Reading Police Department.
"Defenshield Barrier Caps and MDFPs are proven life-saving tools to harden entry control points and allow return fire from a place of security and safety for our troops," said Collins White, president of Defenshield.
The TruDefender FT was designed to be used in a variety of emergency scenarios, including chemical attacks, hazardous spills, and any other situation in which unknown substances must be quickly and accurately identified.
"We work hard in our commitment to our customers. ... They know what they need to make their jobs easier while ensuring their maximum protection, and we listen and respond to them," said Tom Grasso, National Sales Manager for PPE.
Bryant University has won the 2008 Campus Technology Innovators Award for implementing a system that enables first responders throughout Rhode Island & neighboring states to communicate with one another regardless of the communications equipment available