Daily Archives: March 30, 2007

DHS Awards First Responder Grants

The Homeland Security Department has announced $34.6 million in equipment and training grants to first responders across the nation as a part of the 2006 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program, which funds personal protective equipment; thermal imaging, night vision, and … Continue reading

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TechSolutions Program Will Support Emergency Responders

The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology directorate has established a program, TechSolutions, to support first responders by accelerating delivery of emerging technologies. First responders are encouraged to submit ideas that would aid the first responder community by increasing efficiency … Continue reading

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600,000 Fugitives Unaccounted For

“Teams assigned to make sure [that] foreigners ordered out of the United States actually leave are grappling with a backlog of more than 600,000 cases and can’t accurately account for the fugitives’ whereabouts,” according to “the Homeland Security Department’s inspector … Continue reading

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Denmark Charges Four Muslims With Terrorism

“Four young Muslims have been charged in Denmark with planning terrorist bombings in Denmark or abroad,” reports Agence France-Presse. “The four men were accused of acquiring chemicals and laboratory instruments to make triacetone triperoxide (TATP) explosives, often used by suicide … Continue reading

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Elite Terrorist Hunters in Iraq

“U.S. ‘black’ special operations forces in Iraq have conducted as many as 300 ‘takedown’ operations,” writes columnist William M. Arkin in the Washington Post, citing a “report written by retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey, an adjunct professor at West Point.” … Continue reading

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Terror Database Has Quadrupled in Four Years

“TIDE, for Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment … is a storehouse for data about individuals that the intelligence community believes might harm the United States,” reports the Washington Post. “It is the wellspring for watch lists distributed to airlines, law enforcement, … Continue reading

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