Monthly Archives: June 2006

Emergency Communications Planning Enables Disaster Recovery

“The core of any contingency planning/disaster recovery plan is emergency communications,” according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. “… A technology-based emergency-notification system is central to efficient emergency communications. This system will provide senior leadership with the ability to respond, … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Secures Facilities With Biometrics and RFID

Using a voluntary biometric identification card program called RapidGate, the Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, DC, has identified “three potential vendor employees who had served time for murder, one registered sex offender, two working under false names and others with … Continue reading

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Bush Orders Overhaul of Public Alert System

“President Bush has directed the secretary of the Homeland Security Department to develop a public alert and warning system that uses the latest communications technology,” reports Federal Computer Week. “The current Emergency Alert System, which relies primarily on broadcast television … Continue reading

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States Target Employers of Aliens

“Frustrated by Congress’ inability to adopt major immigration reform, states are opening a new assault on illegal immigrants by passing laws targeting employers who hire undocumented workers,” reports Stateline. “Colorado became the first state to empower its Department of Labor … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Sears Tower Targeted by Terrorists

“FBI agents in an undercover sting operation arrested seven terrorism suspects in Miami on [June 22] who allegedly were plotting to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago, the FBI headquarters in Miami and other U.S. buildings,” reports the Chicago Tribune. … Continue reading

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Treasury tracks terror financing

In pursuit of suspected terrorists, the Treasury Department conducts searches of selected international financial transactions transmitted through an organization that provides most of the world’s secure financial messaging, senior Treasury officials said today. The Terrorist Finance Tracking Program, based on … Continue reading

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Net Disaster Could Paralyse Economy, Study Warns

America’s Internet and cyber infrastructure have become such a critical backbone for the exchange of information, that any major disruption could have significant economic and security repercussions. It’s Not Us…It’s Them!

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Terror Funding Shifts to Cash

Terrorist groups get around post-Sept. 11 restrictions on banks and charities by turning to couriers to smuggle cash across borders to finance terrorism plots, a trend that U.S. intelligence has seen increasing in the past year,” reports USA Today. “… … Continue reading

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Combating Terrorism Center at West Point

The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point will arm current and future leaders with the intellectual tools needed to defeat and deter terrorist threats to our nation. It’s Not Us…It’s Them!

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SEA-9 Capstone Team Designs Defense Against "9/11 from the Sea"

Tuesday, June 13, 2006Story by Barbara Honegger, Senior Military Affairs Journalist A team of seven Naval Postgraduate School Systems Engineering and Analysis (SEA) students presented an all-day brief and demonstrations on their Maritime Threat Response (MTR) Capstone Project, May 24. … Continue reading

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