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Richard Bredeson, ARINC

Senior Director Security Programs, ARINC

Like any traveler, Richard Bredeson knows thefrustrations of getting from one place to another by air. Unlike mosttravelers, however, he knows how much security lies behind eachtraveler—and, as senior director of security programs for ARINC, heplays a key role in providing the technological solutions that ensurethe safety and security of the traveling public.

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The Programs of 2005

As DHS confronts the challenges of the new year, it will do so with new programs in place and funding to get the work done.

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No Mere Game for the Gaming Industry

Some of the tightest security and most advanced technology is being employed to protect America’s casinos and playgrounds—and nowhere is that truer than in the place where the industry got started.

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Tough Call, Good Data

A new generation of software tools is giving decisionmakers and responders the ability to not only make decisions—but to make the right decisions.

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Opening Shots in the Islamist Jihad

Twelve years ago this month, five Americans atthe forefront of America’s security learned to their horror that theircountry was under attack. The lessons of that day still resonate.

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The Kerik affair

Like many Washingtonians, when Bernard Kerik was nominated as homeland security secretary, I ran out to the library to borrow his autobiography, The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice.

 

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Infrastructure input

When President Bush issued Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7 on Dec. 17, 2003, he directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to “identify and prioritize United States critical infrastructure and key resources and to protect them from terrorist attacks.” The president asked the department to produce its answer, the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, in one… Keep Reading

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Communications interception, networked video benefit Verint

Verint Systems Inc., a firm specializing in key technologies for homeland security, is finding that it can compete with giants in the field by focusing on high-end, technology-driven solutions to resolve some of the most pressing homeland security needs. Based in Melville, NY, the company, which reported about $200 million of sales in 2003, relies… Keep Reading

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The Beslan Reaction

After the outrage in Russia, American school administrators and security officials took a fresh look at their own vulnerabilities—and started doing something about them.

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After the Storms

Coping with the aftermath of four hurricanes,Florida’s domestic security infrastructure and FEMA have passed their biggest test yet.

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Homeland Security in the Year Ahead

It’s very tempting in a magazine’s December edition to review the past year. Many publications do this: It doesn’t take any original research; it’s easy to do on an abbreviated schedule; and all it takes is a skeleton crew of interns while everyone else takes a holiday.

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HS Goes Mainstream

American colleges and universities are taking homeland security seriously—and producing the next generation of homeland security leaders.

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More Data, Less Noise

New detection and surveillance technologies are providing enhanced capabilities, which should make security managers happy—as well as civil libertarians.

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Ancient City, Modern Miracle

Until the last minute it wasn’t clear whether Athens could pull off a safe and secure Olympics, but it did. A look behind the scenes to see how it happened.

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Not just safer—but safe

This is being written before Election Day 2004. I hope that as you’re reading it we all know who will serve as president in 2005.

The man who takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2005 will face daunting tasks with regard to homeland security.

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Europe slumbers on

In early June, Italian police staged a majorcoup against the perpetrators of the March 11 bombings in Madrid withthe arrest of Rabei Osman El Sayed Ahmed, also known as The Egyptian.

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