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The Fix in ‘06

Changes are afoot in homeland security appropriations for FY2006, and front line responders and homeland security directors should pay close attention. A funding expert analyzes what the changes are, where they’re going and what they mean.

 

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USCG IT at Sea

The Coast Guard’s Deepwater program isn’t just about iron in the water—it’s also about making smart commanders smarter with the latest technology.


 

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The homeland security year

The world we survey in this annual report card edition of HSToday is in the throes of two competing revolutions.

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Public affairs in a box: Preparing before disaster strikes

Public Affairs Offices (PAOs) provide the face and the voice of their emergency management agencies. Whether addressing the general public or first responders, public affairs practitioners must use every medium to disseminate effective, timely and accurate information.

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HSPD-8: What you need to know

As congressional appropriators move closer to FY2006 decisions and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adjusts to new leadership, a number of mysteries remain regarding next year’s homeland security grant process. Keep Reading

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Infosharing evangelists

“How deep is the harbor in Charleston, South Carolina?”

Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose abruptly asked an audience of homeland security officials and business executives. None immediately knew the answer.


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Virtual Response

Someday, first responders in training may feel the heat and face the danger—virtually.

 

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Smiths Detection seeks technology breadth

London-based Smiths Group is focusing on building up the broadest possible range of de­ tection technologies through acquisitions and research in an effort to position itself for breakthroughs in next-generation, multi-sensor fusion.


 

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John Stammreich

Vice President Homeland Security, Phantom Works, Boeing Co.

One day in 1916 when the pilot was late for a flight, Bill Boeing became impatient, sat down at the controls of the experimental airplane he was building and gunned the engine.

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The frontlines everywhere

Clearly, homeland security encompasses much more than just the territory of the United States. America’s homeland is the entire civilized world, and that now includes Iraq and Afghanistan. When civilization is secure, the homeland will be secure. Keep Reading

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Going Beyond Guns, Gates and Guards

Providing surveillance and protecting critical infrastructure is no simple task—but a variety of breakthroughs are taking this kind of security into the 21st century.

 

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Mexico, The Uneasy Neighbor

Just as the United States is grappling with homeland security, so Mexico is struggling with its own homeland challenges. From Mexico City, our correspondent provides a Mexican perspective on that country’s special dilemmas—and their impact on the United States.

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London bombs reverberate in the US capital

In the immediate wake of the carefully timed detonations of three bombs planted on London’s subway and one on a bus which killed at least 50 and injured roughly 700, lawmakers across the pond in Washington, DC scrambled to criticize one another and the administration for not having done enough to secure America’s own mass transit systems during the nearly four years since Sept. 11, 2001. The London bombings suddenly made politicians and policymakers realize that the cuts they’d made in transit and rail security might not have been such a good idea after all.

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Grants snapshot: Two states adapt to changes

Homeland security grant state administrators and other decisionmakers have been charged with distributing an immense amount of funding in a way that is both adaptable to changing needs and realities and sufficiently clear and efficient to ensure that the grant application and fund distribution process works smoothly.

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Color concepts

Longstanding dissatisfaction with the color-coded alert system is leading many people to suggest new ways to warn the public—and this year it looks like changes may be made.

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From perimeters to pipelines, Magal expands its business

Magal Security Systems, based in Yahud, Israel, is the largest perimeter security company in the world. Today, as the company continues to expand beyond its original business base in Israel, it sees new growth markets in securing oil pipelines and new integrated surveillance systems.

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