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Wed, 2015-12-30 01:39 PM
Newark, CA, December 29 - Springfield, Mass. topped the nation with the largest reduction in New Year's Eve celebratory gunfire, down 60 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to ShotSpotter data....
Wed, 2015-12-30 01:23 PM

Surgeon's perspective - Fireworks aren't worth the risk

Washington, DC, December 28 - New Year's Eve is a wonderful time to celebrate the start of a new year. And fireworks are a wonderful way of celebrating. However, fireworks and alcohol don't mix! If...
Mon, 2015-12-21 12:17 PM

Dr. Eitan Yudilevich, BIRD

Tel Aviv, Israel, December 15 - The Israel -U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Israeli...
Thu, 2015-12-17 12:50 PM
Washington, DC, December 16 - In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) replaced the color-coded alerts of the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) with the National Terrorism Advisory...
Wed, 2015-12-16 02:50 PM
Los Angeles, CA, December 16, 2015 - In an Elite Interactive Solutions report issued October 1, 2015, Elite ISI’s Remote Guarding service was able to stop false alarms to police for three months....
Tue, 2015-12-15 11:20 AM

Dr. Reginald Brothers

Washington DC, December 9 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the membership of its Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25...
Thu, 2015-12-10 12:21 PM

Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford

Baltimore, MD, December 8 - Ameritox (SM), a national leader in medication monitoring solutions, today applauded the Maryland Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, chaired by Maryland Lieutenant...
Sun, 2015-12-06 12:06 PM
After months of coordination between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) Counter Terrorism Division, the...
Tue, 2015-12-01 12:02 PM
Santa Barbara, CA, November 25 - A geospatial analysis by Direct Relief has identified communities in California's Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Yolo, Lake, and Trinity counties as facing especially...
Tue, 2015-11-24 02:09 PM

Shohini Baneerjee, Warwich H.S.

By Karen Ferrick-RomanCoordinated attacks in a Paris concert hall and cafes. A lone gunman killing nine and himself on a rural community college in Oregon—on an October day when campuses in Arizona...
Mon, 2015-11-23 01:48 PM
Denver, CO, November 19 - A new report released this week reveals Colorado is taking important action to face significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including...
Thu, 2015-11-19 09:46 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Arlington, VA – Initially, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was supposed to talk about cybersecurity at Cybercon 2015 Wednesday afternoon, but the events of this past...

Commentary and Opinions

The Boston Marathon incident is an unfortunate, tragic reminder that, as citizens, we must always remain aware, alert and diligent! Individuals must hone a “sixth sense” that helps them detect, anticipate and plan for danger in advance of it happening. People innately know when something is wrong, dangerous, or just “off,” and in those situations it is imperative to take action rather than just brushing it off. 
The cost of healthcare in the U.S. continues to soar year after year. The problem is not a result of idleness or the lack of technology, but of not addressing the core problem of patient identity.
When a disaster strikes, the pre-existing relationships between government and the private sector must be leveraged to launch an effective response and recovery effort. The objective for community crisis response is to support and bolster the capabilities that function effectively in the normal state to function with the same level of success in the emergency state.
 Whenever a crisis requires a large evacuation, effective communication becomes vital to the success of any response operation. All too often, emergency situations create obstacles to communication -- power may be cut off, access routes may be blocked, isolated response teams may be operating with inaccurate information, or teams may have difficulty getting instructions to large groups of frightened civilians.
In Washington, attention has shifted from the daily grind towards a hyper-partisan presidential campaign. Battle lines are sharply cast between Republican challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, and the incumbent, President Barack Obama. While all eyes are on the economy, national security challenges abound. Obama’s killing of Bin Laden and targeting terrorists with Predator strikes argues his prowess on terrorism. Iran’s nuclear weapon pursuits are hindered by cyber-sabotage.
 

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