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Disaster Preparedness: Being Ready for the Worst

With the 49 Fire in Auburn in 2009 and the recent blaze at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville, the need to be prepared for real-life disasters in Placer County is relevant. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Suicide Bombers in Iraq Kill Police Commander

An attack by three suicide bombers in the northern city of Mosul killed a top police commander there and destroyed the police headquarters on Wednesday morning, adding more unrest to a region already torn by extremist violence. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Flu Cases Increasing in Europe

Through European surveillance and formal notification from the Community Network on surveillance and control of communicable diseases, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) says it is aware that influenza transmission is now picking up across the European Union. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Recession Endangers Emergency Response Plans

Local and state health departments are better prepared than ever to deal with public health emergencies, but recession-related budget cuts threaten to reverse hard-won gains, a newly released analysis finds. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Islands’ Readiness for Crisis Doubted

Hawaii health officials in 2007 and 2008 were unable to rapidly identify E. coli or adequately staff laboratories to respond to an outbreak such as the H1N1 flu, according to a national survey released yesterday that dinged Hawaii’s preparedness for public health disasters. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Coordinating Public Health, Safety

While Americans easily remember where they were on 9/11, Dr. Neil Kline just as vividly recalls what happened immediately afterward. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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US Spent Billions to Set Up Domestic Intelligence Network

United States Government has spent billion of dollars, during last few years, to assemble a vast domestic intelligence network to collect information on hundreds of thousands of its own citizens—many of whom have not been accused of any wrong doings, said The Washington Post in a special investigation report here on Monday. Click here for… Keep Reading

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Counterterrorism Adviser Promises Tight Security During Holidays

Chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan made an appearance at Wednesday’s White House briefing to reassure reporters that the intelligence community is working to prevent terrorist threats during the holiday season such as last year’s bombing attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on Christmas day. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Groups Launch Petition Against DC Metro ‘Security Theater’

The voice of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano echoing in tunnels of the Washington, DC, Metro system may make riders feel that they are living in a scene from Brave New World, but the recently announced bag searches have given civil liberties groups something more tangible to worry about. Click here for the… Keep Reading

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Budget Cuts Threaten Emergency Preparedness

Local and state health departments are better prepared than ever to deal with public health emergencies, but recession-related budget cuts threaten to reverse hard-won gains, a newly released analysis finds. Click here for story. Keep Reading

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Limited Risks from Synthetic Genomics, Report Concluded

While counterterrorism authorities have expressed worry over the potential terrorist threat from the use of synthetic genomics as a means to create deadly infectious diseases – even “designer” and hybrid viruses (see the Homeland Security Today report, Viral Visions) the report of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Ethics of Synthetic Biology… Keep Reading

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Challenges of Deradicalization

Deradicalizing Islamist extremists may be even more important than getting them to simply disengage from terrorist activities, according to a new RAND Corporation report, examining counter-radicalization programsin the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Europe. The report, titled Deradicalizing Islamist Extremists, argues that   “disengagement entails a change in behavior (i.e., refraining from violence and withdrawing from… Keep Reading

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The Whole-Body Challenge

One phase of the debate over whole-body imaging ended on Christmas Day—but now new questions are being raised about deploying the technology. Keep Reading

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The Fortress to Come

The new headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security will be a showcase the public never sees. Keep Reading

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