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Security Convergence Roadmap Released

- The Open Security Exchange (OSE), a nonprofit association working with multiple industries to facilitate the convergence of physical and IT security, has created a roadmap that will help companies achieve the convergence of these functions; it is scheduled to be revealed this month.

Security Convergence Roadmap Released

- The Open Security Exchange (OSE), a nonprofit association working with multiple industries to facilitate the convergence of physical and IT security, has created a roadmap that will help companies achieve the convergence of these functions; it is scheduled to be revealed this month.

Following Standard is Not Standard Practice

- Only one in five of the top 200 merchants is in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard more than a year after the standard went into effect to improve security among merchants and credit card processors.

Business News

- Mira Mesa High School of San Diego, California, wins the ASIS School Funding Competition; a profile of David Brummell, PSP.

New Council to Help FEMA Look Beyond the Beltway

- A new council is intended to give state and local entities a better way to communicate their needs to FEMA and to avoid past problems with top-down policies that were formulated without local input.

Putting Vendors to the Test

- The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has developed a program which ensures that security systems work properly before vendors leave the scene

Military Museum Guards Against Fire

- Smart solutions to security problems.

The New "Need to Know"

- The intelligence community is slowly learning the value of sharing the data it gathers, but barriers to good information flow remain.

Talk Trumps Tech in Silicon Valley

- It stands to reason that California’s Silicon Valley would lead the country in establishing a network of interoperable communications for first responders. And it does—but not for the technological reasons you might think.

Communications

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will require those municipalities that have grants from the department to have interoperable communications systems implemented by the end of 2007.

Interoperability Standards Stalled?

- Stalled standards for interoperable communications.

Putting Two Million First Responders on One Page

- Improving stituational awareness during large-scale disasters.

Numbers

- 6 The number of U.S. metropolitan areas—of 75 surveyed—that received high marks for communications interoperability. The top-ranking areas identified in the survey were Columbus, Ohio; Laramie County, Wyoming; Minneapolis-St. Paul; San Diego; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Washington, D.C.
 




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