Site Map - Homeland Security

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

- The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

So You Want to Sell to the Government?

- Security technologies' prospects rated, EU fears expansion of crime with expansion of borders, advice on reducing false alarms, and more

Homeland Security, 2nd Edition

- A collection of 41 articles that provides a variety of opinions and points of view on an extremely broad and controversial topic, making the format an excellent fit for the subject matter.

State Perspective - Oregon

- Interview with Ken Murphy, director of Oregon Emergency Management.

IT security problems at DHS.

- The Department of Homeland Security's IT efforts are plagued with inefficiencies and problems, from an "organizationally weak" CIO office and the reliance on outdated technical systems to the need to outsource some benefits and payroll functions to other agencies. Those charges are leveled by Democrats on the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee in a recent report, America at Risk: Closing the Security Gap. @ The report is available at SM Online.

Israel to Vote on Detention Law Extension for Security Suspects

- Israel moves to extend detention of security suspects with minimal oversight.

From Small Clues to Big Picture

- One lesson from 9-11 is the need to better connect the dots of intelligence data to see the picture of any looming threat. The Transportation Security Coordination Center is attempting to do just that.

DHS wireless worry.

- The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Inspector General (IG) recently slammed the agency for not implementing "adequate security controls to protect data transmitted on wireless networks and devices." The IG's report called DHS's wireless policy incomplete and also pointed out that none of the wireless systems in use has been certified or accredited, though DHS security policy mandates this. @ The full report and a response from DHS Chief Information Officer Steven I. Cooper are at SM Online.

The Right Mailroom Milieu

- Reaves said the Web site contains information gathered from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security, and other government agencies.


- A new secure Department of Homeland Security RFID has been touted as one of the most promising technologies for large-scale tracking and security of products. The Product Safety Task Force (PSTF), a coalition of businesses involved in the healthcare supply chain, now says that an RFID-based "electronic track-and-trace system" could be used to improve security in, and thwart counterfeiting of, pharmaceuticals. While bar codes might be used as an interim step, RFID transponders, or tags, would eventually be placed on all individual products, according to a PSTF white paper. "Serialized product 'license plates'" would uniquely identify items throughout the supply chain, allowing items to be traced from point of manufacture on, allowing the verification of a product's authenticity.

Keystone to Antiterror Fight


State Perspective - Massachusetts

- Interview with Juliette N. Kayyem, Massachusetts' undersecretary of public safety for homeland security.

Beyond Print

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