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New York, U.S. Fall Silent to Honor 9/11 Victims
In New York at Ground Zero, Mayor Michael Bloomberg introduced a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north
Report: Homeland Security Mandates Ignored
The report examines the administrations performance on the requirements in H.R. 1, the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007. This
NAM Urges DHS To Conduct Pilot Program for "10+2" Rule
The rule requires 10 new categories of data on U.S.-bound shipments 24 hours before loading in foreign ports, said Catherine Robinson, associate director
DHS Releases National Emergency Communications Plan
The NECP is the nation's first strategic plan to improve emergency response communications, and complements overarching homeland security and emergency
DHS Awards $1.8 Billion in Preparedness Grants
These awards reflect a continued and serious commitment to first responders throughout the homeland, particularly in the highest threat areas, said Homeland
Colorado Community Utilizing City-Wide Monitoring and Surveillance
Since our surveillance and safety system has been up and running, Longmont residents feel more secure knowing that both our citizens and facilities are
National Consortium Outlines Vision for Homeland Security
Meeting the national security challenges of todays world requires collaboration and commitment from all levels of government, the private sector and citizens.
Fairfax County Police Deploy Devices to Enhance Identification Accuracy
For FCPD, the units, the DSV2+TURBO from Datastrip Inc., were loaded with custom software to seamlessly interface with FCPD's Automatic Fingerprint Identification
Report Released on Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem in the U.S.
The report, Mitigation of the Rural Fire Problem Strategies Based on Original Research and Adaptation of Existing Best Practices, provides implementation
OSHA Participating in 2007 TOPOFF 4 Exercise
The goal of the exercise is to demonstrate and evaluate short-, medium- and long-term response, recovery and remediation procedures for simulated multi-point
Draft National Response Framework Released For Public Comment
The framework is intended for senior elected and appointed leaders, such as federal agency heads, state governors, mayors, tribal leaders and city managers.
GAO Report Finds DHS Performance Lacking
DHS began operations in March 2003 with the mission to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce vulnerabilities, minimize damages from
Report Confirms Problems with EPA WTC Indoor "Test and Clean" Program
The GAO is the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress charged with auditing and evaluating Government programs and activities. The report is titled,
9/11 Anniversary Marks Opportunity to Honor First Responders
Steven Jones, executive director of the First Response Coalition (FRC), notes, Following the tragic events of 9/11, the full magnitude of the contributions
Hearing Scheduled: Did OSHA Do Enough to Protect World Trade Center Rescue Workers?
Six years since the attack, a growing number of rescue and recovery workers are developing respiratory ailments caused by exposure to toxic air at the

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