Resilience

CBRNE Attacks at Sea: Time to Revisit the Maritime SAR International

by Ashley Moore -

The next terrorist attacks might be against the U.S. system of ports and waterways, where the nation is most vulnerable.

Virginia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

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

Asymmetric Warfare: Redefining Standard Terms

by Ashley Moore -

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, New York, Washington, and Florida

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

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

Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, and Kansas

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

Oklahoma continues to provide more resources for first responders and counterterrorism personnel; new partnerships in homeland security and emergency preparedness formed in Texas; Indiana agencies address suspicious activity and fraud; Kansas responders g

Missouri, Rhode Island, and Nevada

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

The Missouri Funeral Directors Association wants the federal government to help defray the cost of dealing with contaminated cadavers. Coxiella burnetti plays a starring role in an unusual Spring Weekend event at Brown University in Rhode Island. And the

Ohio, California and Minnesota

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

A dirty bomb is hidden inside a vessel at a port facility somewhere on Lake Erie. SWAT teams, more than 180 first responders, and a large number of EMS student victims are among the many-splendored participants in an extended counter-terrorism exercise at

Needed: Revisions to Maritime Response Standard

by Ashley Moore -

NFPA 1405 tells land-based firefighters how to respond to fires aboard ships in port. But some essential details are missing, and should be included in future (revised) editions.

Pennsylvania, Massachusettes, Illinois, and Wyoming

by Anthony Lanzillotti -

In this issue: Pennsylvania seeks funds for rural areas. Massachusetts updates biological-warfare defense plans. Illinois awards grants to TechAlt, Midco. Wyoming upgrades its inland-waterways capabilities.