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Site Map - Homeland Security

The Prescreening Puzzle

- The U.S. government still struggles to find ways to prevent terrorists from boarding airplanes. Two recent incidents show the weaknesses that remain in the system, and the challenges of addressing those vulnerabilities.

MANET Makes an Impression

- Mobile ad hoc networks allow first responders to communicate in harsh environments at a reasonable cost.

Urban Area Perspective - Cleveland

- Security Management interviews Norberto Colón, the assistant director of public safety for the City of Cleveland.

Biosurveillance Stays Stovepiped

- The government’s ability to pinpoint biological threats is still hampered by a lack of information sharing.

Organizational Resilience

- The U.S. Government Accountability Office sought to define the concept of organizational resilience and identify its constituent parts within organizations (.pdf). To do so, the GAO set its sights on one of the world’s largest financial institutions: the Internal Revenue Service.

ESRM

- A benchmarking study and white paper from the CSO Roundtable of ASIS International assesses acceptance of enterprise security risk management principles and practices (.pdf), including a holistic view of risk as a source of opportunity for organizations.

Urban Area Perspective - Atlanta

- Security Management interviews Tony Carper, director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.

Bouncing Back After a Disruption

- Critical infrastructure—which includes everything from bridges to banks—can't always be protected, so it must also be resilient, meaning that it must be able to recover quickly after a natural or man-made event.

Partnering for a Healthy Response

- Healthcare facilities in regions around the country are forming regional coalitions to better prepare for emergencies.

Urban Area Perspective - New Orleans

- Security Management interviews Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, USMC (Ret.).

Numbers

- 13 The number of U.S. criminal cases in 2009 where charges were tied to jihadist terrorists, according to the RAND Corporation.

Web 2.0 Helps in Disaster

- In the devastation left by the recent earthquake in Haiti, a Web-based crisis-mapping program helped rescuers locate those in danger.

Urban Area Perspective - Los Angeles

- Security Management interviews Sheriff Lee Baca, chief of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
 




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