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Containing the Container Threat

The danger from uninspected maritime cargo containers was the focus of election charges, but issues confronting border and port security go much further—and are getting new attention.

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A Shining Big Apple

Republican National Convention in New YorkCity, 66 federal, state and local agencies, led by the US SecretService (USSS), prepared for the worst: a possible terrorist attack;violent protests; and anarchists who could have brought the cityto ahalt.

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VeriChip gets approval

When HSToday last looked at the world’s first injectable radio frequency identification chip specifically designed for human use in September’s article “Security under the skin,” VeriChip was still awaiting clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical use within the United States.

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2005 Appropriations: What they mean for grant funding

Potential grant applicants need to be aware that in fiscal 2005 all state and local preparedness grant funding will be administered by the Office of State and Local Government Coordination (OSLGC) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Making interoperability a reality

In 1993, David Boyd participated in the first federal interoperability project in San Diego County, Calif., while working at the Justice Department. He learned then that “it might take 30 days to get the technology in place, but two years to get everyone on the same sheet of music.”


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NG applies defense skills to HS

Northrop Grumman Corp., headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is strengthening its homeland security business by applying technologies and systems integration expertise developed in its defense business.

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NG applies defense skills to HS

Northrop Grumman Corp., headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., is strengthening its homeland security business by applying technologies and systems integration expertise developed in its defense business.

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Mike Phillips, Perot Systems

President, Homeland Protection Division, Perot Systems

Mike Phillips was in his office in Annandale, Va., talking to a business associate in nearby Crystal City that clear Tuesday morning. As they spoke, the associate watched a plane slam into the Pentagon, describing it on the telephone.

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Grading Homeland Security: The State View

We asked state directors for their perspectives on DHS and the status of homeland security. The results were surprising.

James W. McMahon could easily see himself slipping into Secretary Tom Ridge’s shoes that March 1, 2003, morning. McMahon may be director of the New York State Office of Public Security today, but he brings 38 years with the state police office to the chair, 10 of which were spent as the head of 5,600 employees.

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Gerald Buckwalter

Vice President, Homeland Security, Northrop Grumman

“Many of the companies that deal in homeland security are coming from one of those stovepipes and they try to apply [previous] solutions across those barriers.”


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Fighting Fake IDs

With good reason, the 9/11 Commission called for tightening driver licensing procedures after its finding that many of the terrorists used fake IDs to board and hijack airplanes in the attacks on New York and the Pentagon.

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Overuse of Antivirals Could Make H1N1 Pandemic Even Worse

Indiscriminate use of antiviral medications to prevent and treat influenza could ease the way for drug-resistant strains of the novel H1N1 virus, or swine flu, toemerge, public health officials warn -- making the fight against a pandemic that much harder.

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Del. to Launch Federal ID Initiative

Delawareans who want to board a commercial airplane or train in the future will first have to obtain a federally compliant driver's license or state identification card that meets new post-9/11 security standards.

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