An in-depth focus on how the MMRS is carrying out the missions assigned under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8, what changes have been made, where additional focus is needed, and how state and local agencies are affected.
His views on the enhanced capabilities made possible by the National Joint TERT Initiative and a host of related issues, including FEMA report requirements, the financial aspects of mutual-aid agreements, and the NCR's new wireless broadband network.
Crises and catastrophes are and will continue to be among the eternal verities of human life. Coping with them successfully requires effective communications - clear, concise, confident, and comforting.
DPJ's editor in chief comments on several important homeland-defense and national-security issues now in the news, and asks some relevant questions not usually addressed by the national media - and either evaded or ignored by the members of Congress.
The House Majority Leader contrasts the President's failure to focus on homeland security in his State of the Union speech with the swift passage of House Resolution One & the Democratic Party's plans for a full package of implementing legislation later.
Question: Is the United States prepared to deal with a biological-warfare attack? Answer: Not yet - but the nation's private-sector biotech labs are working closely with state, local, and federal governments to detect, prevent, and/or deal with an attack.
The early and well-publicized House approval of homeland-security "implementing" legislation is an encouraging sign that the new Democratic majority has its priorities right. Many political and financial obstacles must still be overcome, though.