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The Evolving Terrorist Threat

- For years terrorism experts have allayed concerns over domestic "homegrown" terrorists in the United States, but that attitude is changing in light of events such as the November shootings at Fort Hood.

Chemical Security

- The Senate is considering House legislation that would make CFATS law and require many businesses to evaluate the feasibility of switching to safer chemicals.

Urban Area Perspective - Chicago

- An interview with Raymond Orozco, the executive director of the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications

The Push for Safer Chemicals

- Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute  inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack.

Israel's Lessons in Public Resilience

- A U.S. government-supported study examines how Israel’s candid approach to terrorism threats creates a resilient citizenry that can bounce back after an attack.

Urban Area Perspective - Philadelphia

- Security Management interviews MaryAnn Tierney, deputy managing director for emergency management in the city of Philadelphia.

Pandemic Lessons Learned

- The government delivered a unified message on the severity of the H1N1 virus, but it later faltered in vaccine delivery and disease tracking.

Urban Area Perspective - Hampton Roads

- Security Management interviews Rich Flannery, emergency management administrator at Virginia's Hampton Roads Planning District Commission.

The Skinny on CFATS

- Find out what high-risk chemical facilities need to know about DHS’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

Leadership WIthout Borders

- Meta-leadership emerges as the next major management concept as agency leaders attempt to coordinate efforts across organizations and sectors.

U.S.-European Union Information Sharing

- The United States are working toward a broad information-sharing agreement that addresses the question of redress, specifically whether all persons, not just legal U.S. residents, would be able obtain data about them held in government databases and correct errors. The two sides have issued a series of statements highlighting the two sides' common ground: May 2008: US-EU High Level Contact Group Report December 2008: US-EU Statement on Common Data Privacy and Protection Principles October 2009: US-EU Joint Statement

Urban Area Perspective - Baltimore

- Security Management interviews Robert Maloney, director of the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.

Transatlantic Privacy Concerns

- While the United States has signed information-sharing agreements with many allies, privacy concerns have slowed negotiations with the European Union.
 




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