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.Keep Reading
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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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
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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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.Keep Reading
Coping with the aftermath of four hurricanes,Florida’s domestic security infrastructure and FEMA have passed their biggest test yet.Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
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American colleges and universities are taking homeland security seriously—and producing the next generation of homeland security leaders.Keep Reading
New detection and surveillance technologies are providing enhanced capabilities, which should make security managers happy—as well as civil libertarians.Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
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.Keep Reading
On July 22, Yildirim Bayazer Tumer, a Turkish national who was the captain of the dry cargo vessel MV Cenk Kaptanoglu, allegedly threatened to detonate an explosive device when he docked in Philadelphia (as reported in the article “High Seas Security” in the September issue of HSToday). The Turkish vessel was ordered to a secure anchorage and allowed to unload its cargo on July 24.Keep Reading
Matching requirements scare off many potentialgrant applicants and, by extension, many potential grant recipients.But in many cases, required in-kind matches may already be a part ofyour budget—if you know where to look. This article differentiatesbetween different cost-sharing strategies, usually outlined in therequest for proposals (RFP), and offers suggestions for meeting in-kindmatch requirements. Matches do complicate a proposal submission, butthey shouldn’t deter potential applicants from applying. If usedwisely, they can substantially strengthen the competitiveness of yourrequest.
When 22 agencies combined to form theDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) in March 2003, only seven ofthose agencies came with procurement support. The department’s effortto establish new organizational processes and procurement procedurescreated new strains that further stressed the already difficult task ofconsolidating such a huge department.Keep Reading
The homeland security focus on improving theauthenticity of identification by adding biometric features is provingto be a boon for a number of small companies.Keep Reading
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