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Site Map - Homeland Security

Looking Ahead: Technology and Threats

- Security Management's Matthew Harwood interviews futurist Marc Goodman.    

Tracking Digital Footprints in the Field

- By testing suspect computing devices on site, law enforcement can reduce forensic wait times and protect the chain of evidence.

Considering Civil Liberties

- More on suspicious activity reporting and the federal government's efforts to embed privacy and civil liberty controls into the process from Security Mangement associate editor, Matthew Harwood.

Urban Area Perspective—Minneapolis

- Security Management interviews Rocco Forté, assistant city coordinator for emergency preparedness and regulatory services for the City of Minneapolis.  

Securing Synthetic Biology

- Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Urban Area Perspective - Portland

- Security Management interviews Carmen Merlo, director of the Portland Office of Emergency Management.

Protecting the Bravest

- New technologies under development can be used to help locate firefighters in burning buildings and determine whether they are in distress.

Urban Area Perspective - Salt Lake City

- Security Management interviews Alice D. Johnson, executive director of Utah's Salt Lake Urban Area. --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sustaining Nuclear Forensics

- Experts warn that a lack of specialists in the field of nuclear forensics may make it difficult in the future to trace the origin of dirty bombs.

Disaster Mitigation

- The National Building Museum and the Industry Council for the Built Environment have reported on the proceedings of a conference that addressed how planning and engineering can mitigate the effects of large-scale disasters (.pdf).

Infrastructure Resilience

- ♦ A committee of the National Research Council has offered findings on the need for vision and leadership on building resilient next-generation critical infrastructure. ♦ The former chairman of engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. reported to the British Royal Academy of Engineering on 9-11’s lessons in designing and maintaining resilient infrastructure (.pdf). ♦ The Center for National Policy, a Washington, D.C. think tank, has hosted a series of events addressing the need to establish resilience in critical infrastructure (here and here).

How to Take a Punch

- The U.S. government wants infrastructure owner-operators to prepare resilience plans so that they can "take a punch" from terrorists and get back up off the mat.

Urban Area Perspective - Dallas

- Security Management interviews Kenny Shaw, director of the Office of Emergency Management for the city of Dallas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 




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