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Don’t Call Us DARPA

DHS’ research chief—and his agency—are trying to carve out their own identities

Dr. David Bolka has a bone to pick with folks who confuse his shop with DARPA.



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Spreading a new safety net

An experiment now being conducted in Tennessee could mean greater security for the entire country.

A network of sensors being deployed across the state of Tennessee could prove to be the forerunner of a national defense system alerting authorities to the first signs of a bioterrorism attack.

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Smiths Industries: Explosive growth in a volatile field

A pioneer in homeland security, UK-based Smiths Industries has developed an innovative approach of growing in the homeland security field through an aggressive acquisition drive in the United States and Europe and through careful selection of key growth areas such as a new screening system to detect anthrax in the mail.

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David Zolet, Northrop Grumman Corp.

Vice President of Homeland Security, Northrop Grumman Corp.

In January, Northrop Grumman Corp. scored amajor success when the US Naval Criminal Investigative Service awardedthe company a contract for the Law Enforcement Information Exchange(LInX), a data exchange system for first responders in the Puget Soundarea of Washington state.

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Training Against Trouble

Around the country, in different areas of homeland security, individuals, companies and government agencies are taking innovative actions to better prepare for the unthinkable. The early results are very promising.

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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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