U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today announced approval of the Initial National Response Plan (INRP), an interim plan designed to help develop a unified approach to domestic incident management across the Nation.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a New Drug Application for Radiogardase, also known as Prussian blue, to treat people exposed to radiation contamination, due to harmful levels of cesium-137 or thallium.
During a signing ceremony at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters here, the president noted the U.S. Congress-approved legislation "commits $31 billion to securing our nation, over $14 billion more than pre-Sept. 11 levels."
Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it has completed an aggressive program to train and equip the nations Urban Search and Rescue teams to respond to a WMD event.
"The contract is for an enterprise level deployment for the FBI, which is the first major Department of Justice bureau to implement PKI. The potential exists for PKI expansion to include all of Justice Department." said Jim Perriello, president, Governmen