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Dallas Gets DERT on Downtown

- The approach Dallas has used for its Downtown Emergency Response Team (DERT) offers a good model for other cities.

Georgia (and Cargo Theft) on Their Minds

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Changing the Guard: Private Prisons and the Control of Crime

- Changing the Guard is an examination of prison privatization in the United States and several other nations. It is a story told through four essays by writers with academic backgrounds in law, sociology, economics, and criminology. Breaking the argument into four separate contributions adds strength through diversity of opinion, but it also creates redundancy--the writers often repeat each other's material.

Studying and Stopping the Insider Threat

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Georgia (and Cargo Theft) on Their Minds

- Learn how the Southeastern Transportation Security Council bridges the gap between private industry and law enforcement in the fight against cargo theft

Nuclear Power Plants Connect to State Agencies

- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Emergency Management Agency now have a real-time view of monitors at three state nuclear power plants, including Three Mile Island.

Public-private liasions

- The DHS and the Department of Justice should fund research and training on law enforcement and private security cooperation. That's one of the recommendations from a national summit on security-police partnerships that was organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and funded by the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. A summary of the summit's recommendations has been published in a document that can be found on SM Online.

Quick Bytes: DVD deterioration

- CDs and DVDs give businesses a space-saving way to archive data and an easy way to retrieve it. But what standards must these media storage formats meet? The Government Information Preservation Working Group, made up of experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the DVD Association, is devising requirements for archival-quality CD and DVD media and making specifications for meeting these requirements. NIST is also developing a test for media manufacturers to determine whether their products meet these criteria. @ Link to the project and a research paper from NIST via SM Online.

Secret Service Does Its Share

- Everyone's heard complaints about industry and government not sharing information with each other. So it's refreshing when word arises of effective communication between the public and private sectors. At January's inauguration of President Bush for his second term, the Secret Service's actions were a model of cooperation, according to private security companies with which they worked.

Is the Free Market Best for Homeland Security?

- Does the free market work when it comes to private-sector homeland security? That's the question put on the table in a new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The report does not answer the question but lays out the reasons why business might not at first provide adequate security and the ways in which the government might induce better behavior.

Secret Service Does Its Share

- Everyone's heard complaints about industry and government not sharing information with each other. So it's refreshing when word arises of effective communication between the public and private sectors. At January's inauguration of President Bush for his second term, the Secret Service's actions were a model of cooperation, according to private security companies with which they worked.

Fusion Centers Should Work with ISACs

- A lack of appreciation has led state intelligence fusion centers to ignore private sector owner-operators of critical infrastructure.

@ Worth a Look

- Each time a laptop is stolen from a public- or private-sector employee, there is a hue and cry about whether it was encrypted or password protected or otherwise had its data secure from prying eyes. These high-tech solutions sometimes overshadow the low-tech equipment that could have prevented the theft in the first place.
 




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