A terrorist attack on a U.S. seaport could be much more costly, in lives as well as dollars, than the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and the WTC Towers. The DOD Readiness Reporting System could be a good model for a DHS maritime-security variant.
The Age of the Telecommuter collides head-on with the rapidly escalating threat of cyberterrorism. The hackers have motivation, experience, and a tested game plan. Most information-security officers do not.
Yesterday's hackers have become today's cyber criminals, & tomorrow could be cyber terrorists. Technology marches on, providing new opportunities both for human progress and for those fixated on destroying Western civilization and the infidel economy.
The first question a President asks in times of international crisis is "Where are the carriers?" The first question contingency planners ask is "Where are the cargo ships?" Meanwhile, warfighters are asking "How much fuel & ammunition do we have?"
The huge increase in responsibilities assigned to EMS managers in recent years requires additional funding, and additional time as well. The latter is hard to come by, but DHS and HHS grants will provide significant new funding resources.
Ability of private businesses & public agencies to resume operations following a major disaster used to be taken for granted. That is no longer the case, particularly since hackers & terrorists discovered the damage that could be caused by modern technolo
Virginia develops free emergency resources for business, imposes security fees on incoming oceanborne cargo. North Carolina considers creation of a new bioresearch lab, adds to cutting-edge communications system. Wisconsin adds biological-agent detection
Chaos and confusion reign not just on the battlefield but also, particularly in recent times, in policy pronouncements, position papers, and the public consciousness. Principal problem is a proliferation of acronyms meaning almost the same thing - but not
Michigan plays a perfect game before defending the Great Lakes; New York considers the purchase of an advanced helicopter for firefighting, rescue operations; the state of Washington conducts its first bioterrorism exercise; and Florida sets aside a speci