Site Map - Homeland Security

Emergency Management

- ♦The Department of Justice offers a range of documents aimed at helping facility operators ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. ♦ FEMA has issued guidance for making all emergency shelters accessible to special needs populations (.pdf), including the elderly and the disabled. ♦ The City of San Jose, California has developed its own guide for sheltering vulnerable populations (.pdf).

Urban Area Perspective – San Francisco

- Security Management interviews Rob Dudgeon, deputy director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Backscatter Safety Questions Persist

- Public criticism of new airport screening technology has often put the focus on privacy, but health risks are also being raised as a concern.

State Perspective - Delaware

- Security Management interviews Lewis D. Schiliro, secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WikiLeaks' Information-Sharing Fallout

- The leak of classified U.S. State Department cables may lead to a clampdown on information sharing among government agencies.

Reducing Risk for Elected Officials

- Giving all federally elected officials and high-profile government officials special security is impractical, but there is something elected officials and other high-profile targets can do to protect themselves: rely on their staff. (Online Exclusive) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Urban Area Perspective - Indianapolis

- Security Management interviews Dr. Frank Straub, director of public safety for the City of Indianapolis, and Gary Coons, chief of Indianapolis' Division of Homeland Security.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Trouble with UAVs

- Software glitches, high costs, and safety concerns have limited the widespread domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Rise of the Anti-Ram Vehicle Barrier

- After 9-11, anti-ram vehicle barriers became a necessity for buildings in high-risk areas. Here is a brief overview of what issues companies and organizations face when deciding whether anti-ram vehicle barriers are appropriate for their new facility. (Online exclusive)

Bird's Eye View

- First responders to disasters are learning how to leverage the wealth of data available through social Web sites like Twitter and Flickr.

Federal Perspective - Customs and Border Protection

- Security Management interviews Robert E. Perez, director of field operations of the New York Field Office for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Office of Field Operations.  

Cargo Vulnerabilities Persist

- The recent terrorism plot to plant explosives in air cargo reveals underlying gaps in government intelligence gathering and information sharing.

Urban Area Perspective – Memphis

- Security Management interviews Robert Nations, Jr., director of the Shelby County, Tennessee Office of Preparedness.

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