Border Agents Say They Don't Have the Tools 

More than 60 percent of U.S. Border Patrol agents and immigration officers say the Department of Homeland Security could do more to stop potential terrorists...

FROM GREEN TO SEEING RED 

BY DONALD SCHMIDT

It seems to happen every few months: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge elevates the threat level to in response to terrorist activities either at...

G8 Summit Touts High Security 

Representatives of the world's eight richest countries the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Russia, known as the Group...

Federal rail security directive does not include screening 

Although baggage screening equipment is being tested in connection with railway security, the technology was not mentioned in the Department of Homeland...

Getting Clever With Smart Cards 

By Jacqueline Emigh

In workplaces ranging from Boeing and Microsoft to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), employees now wield special, contactless wallet-sized cards that...

Lawmakers propose funding for soft targets 

The U.S. government should provide up to $350 million to help potential soft targets of terrorism like hospitals, schools and places of worship toprotect...

Are Private Buildings At Risk In D.C.? 

By Paul Rothman

Lack of training and low wages for security guards are undermining anti-terrorism efforts in our nation's capital, according to an 11-page report compiled...

Balancing Security and Fire Safety: It Starts in Stairwells 

By Claude Hollyfield, DAHC

Close your eyes and locate the nearest fire exit in your building. Now imagine the same route engulfed with blinding smoke and fire could you still find...

A New Breed of Threat 

The recent elevation of the Homeland security threat level served as a sobering reminder of the ongoing terrorist threat against the United States. The...

Technology Makes Space for Mounties 

Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recently celebrated a major expansion and upgrade of its Operations Control Center (OCC) in Ottawa. Responsible...

Airports getting more federal funding 

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last week signed "Letters of Intent (LOIs)" with airport authorities in Atlanta and Phoenix to help defray the...

Blast-Resistant Facilities 

Sept. 11 changed everything, even the architecture that surrounds American's daily lives. While the concept of creating blast-resistant structures is...

Citizens Against Terrorism 

Michael Fickes

Last month, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in Reno, Nev., received a call from a concerned citizen. She had discovered Arabic notes written in the...

Doing More With Wireless 

As a network administrator for the City of Tallahassee (Fla.), Terry Baker wasn't going to deploy a wireless network at City Hall without complete confidence...

Emergency Response Management 

Michael Fickes

Architectural design and information technology control the speed and effectiveness of an emergency operations center (EOC), according to Major Joseph...

Ready For Ricin 

Paul Rothman

Security officials at the U.S. Capitol became well prepared for chemical and biological attacks through the mail after the 2001 anthrax scare. So when...

Re-Inventing The Public Safety Infrastructure 

Michael Fickes

One component of the U.S. military success in Iraq has been information superiority, but here at home, emergency response systems are still using 19th...

Stuck on Security 

Michael Fickes

The Department of Energy (DOE) has reactivated a Cold War technology called sticky foam to tighten security at sites that store bomb-grade processed uranium...

US-VISIT Foreign Visitor Program Implemented 

The 10-15 second process of biometrically identifying most foreign visitors to the United States has been implemented at ports of entry and airports throughout...

IN VIDEO WE TRUST 

Many government agencies are using security technology, but the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has been committed to advanced security technology...

What's In The Water? 

Michael Fickes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants water utilities to know right away when a dangerous chemical has been dumped in the water supply. But...

Wright On Track 

At the Marin County Civic Center, the challenges of maintaining door security while protecting life safety and providing accessibility are complicated...

Overseas THREATS 

By MICHAEL FICKES

Security intelligence can avert tragedy. Take the case of a Fortune 100 CEO who planned to meet with a provincial governor in India last November. The...

Locks Bring Courthouses To Order 

The historic San Luis Obispo County Courthouse, located on California's Central Coast, has chosen Schlage Locknetics on Board Computer-Managed (CM) locksets...

When Helpfulness Becomes Extortion 

LARRY ANDERSON, Editor

Weekly attacks designed to break the will of the average American will commence as bombings begin in public buses and metro rail facilities, coffee shops,...

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