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State Perspective – Illinois

- William C. “Bill” Burke has served as director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency since 2003, coordinating incident response while building terrorism preparedness alongside Illinois Homeland Security and the state’s Terrorism Task Force.

Critical infrastructure

- A bill (H.R. 143) introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) would allow the government to provide direct assistance to the private sector in an emergency.

Governors Guide

- A new 80-page guide is intended to give governors an overview of their homeland security roles and responsibilities. Topics covered include communications interoperability and mutual-aid agreements.

Reserve Strength

- The National Guard is woefully under equipped and in need of reform, says an independent commission chartered to look into the issue. Its report details the problem and recommends solutions.

Emergency Response Planning for Corporate and Municipal Managers

- As recent events have illustrated, emergency planning is an activity no organization can afford to ignore. Emergency planners in either sector would benefit from the second edition of Emergency Response Planning for Corporate and Municipal Managers.

State Perspective – Georgia

- An interview with the acting director of Georgia Office of Homeland Security (GEMA).

Preventing the Next Campus Shooting

- It's early to draw specific lessons from Virginia Tech but it is helpful to look at policies and procedures in place at other institutions and to examine how technology is facilitating emergency communications.

Drug Makers’ Protection Prescription

- Pharmaceutical companies in Puerto Rico join forces to prevent terrorism and prepare for crisis.

State Perspective – New Jersey

- Richard “Dick” Cañas was tapped in March 2006 to head the state’s newly established Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.

Mass Evacuation: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

- How geography, road infrastructure, and mass transit pose challenges during large-scale evacuations.

Ready, Willing, Disabled

- Maryland takes the lead in preparing to assist the disabled in disasters.

Transportation Security

- Emergency response coordinators in the Transporation Security Administration are not receiving training in continuity of operations, despite the existence of free courses, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security.

State Perspective - Arizona

- The homeland security perspective from Arizona.
 




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