A dirty bomb is hidden inside a vessel at a port facility somewhere on Lake Erie. SWAT teams, more than 180 first responders, and a large number of EMS student victims are among the many-splendored participants in an extended counter-terrorism exercise at
In this issue: Pennsylvania seeks funds for rural areas. Massachusetts updates biological-warfare defense plans. Illinois awards grants to TechAlt, Midco. Wyoming upgrades its inland-waterways capabilities.
This issue: Maryland focuses on assistance grants; Georgia assigns responsibilities to Homeland Security Task Force; Arizona continues TOPOFF4 planning; and Mississippi provides a full calendar of training options.
A major terrorism exercise is scheduled for Portland, Ore., in 2007. Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha takes a long step forward in bioterrorism preparedness. Knox County intersection in Tennessee becomes a featured player in new SensorNet technology test
States, cities, and the federal government are moving at flank speed to upgrade their various, and varying, domestic-preparedness and counterterrorism capabilities. But are they moving in lockstep, and headed toward the same goal? No one knows.
Featured in this issue: The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management sets an ambitious goal; New Jersey Counter-Terrorism Symposium attracts an all-star audience of preparedness professionals; and Alaska focuses on two major summer exercises.