Maryland, Georgia, Arizona, & Mississippi

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

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.

Oregon, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kentucky

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

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

First-Responder Accreditation: The Pros and Cons

by Ashley Moore -

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.

Arkansas, New Jersey and Alaska

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

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.

February 23, 2005 Report

featuring New Jersey, Illinois, Oregon and Georgia

Business Continuity Planning Standards: A Search for Normalcy

by Ashley Moore -

Provides preparedness models that private sector organizations can use when they want to establish their own "internal" organizational standards

DHS Seeks to Create Higher Standards of Readiness

by Ashley Moore -

The primary HSPD-8 objective is to establish and implement the short and long term policies needed to strengthen the nation's entire first-responder community.