Daily Archives: May 2, 2008

National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI

National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium VI (October 27; Colorado Springs, CO) The theme of Symposium VI is “Securing Our Homelands Through International Collaboration; Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” Submissions must be emailed in PDF format by August 1 to librarian@nhdf.org. [View conference … Continue reading

Posted in HLS Conferences | Leave a comment

Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness

(October 29-31; Chicago) The Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense departments will highlight the technology and training tools available and being developed for emergency responders and elicit responders’ technology requirements. The conference will bring together responders, business and industry, academia, and … Continue reading

Posted in HLS Conferences | Leave a comment

Continental Divide Disaster Behavioral Health Conference: Preparing for Pandemic

(July 8-10; Colorado Springs, CO) This interactive conference is designed to assist homeland security professionals—including emergency management planners, public health officials, medical personnel, first responders, and behavioral health specialists—to improve care provided to those affected by catastrophes. Major speakers are … Continue reading

Posted in HLS Conferences | Leave a comment

Network Centric Homeland Security

(June 23-25; Alexandria, VA) The program will focus on emerging trends, such as expansion of regional information sharing and collaboration and the latest technological innovations. With presentations and representation from a broad cross-section of federal and state agencies, delegates will … Continue reading

Posted in HLS Conferences | Leave a comment

Supreme Court Upholds Photo ID Voting Law

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a tough state law requiring voters to show photo identification,” reports Reuters. “… The decision could have broad national significance because more than 20 states have adopted voter identification laws and other states … Continue reading

Posted in CIP, State & Local | Leave a comment

New York City’s Controversial Arabic-Language School

(New York Times) Last September, the Khalil Gibran International Academy, a public school, opened with “grades 6 through 12,” and “half of its classes in Arabic,” reports the New York Times. The city was assisted by “a nonprofit organization, New … Continue reading

Posted in CIP, HLD, State & Local | Leave a comment

Washington, DC, Centralizes Its Surveillance Cameras

The District of Columbia will “tie together thousands of city-owned video cameras” and provide “round-the-clock monitoring of the closed-circuit video systems run by nine city agencies,” reports the Washington Post. “… about 4,500 cameras trained on schools, public housing, traffic … Continue reading

Posted in CIP, State & Local | Leave a comment

Natl. Fire Academy Self-Study Courses

“Federal agencies, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counter Terrorism Center, are telling their people not to describe Islamic extremists as jihadists or mujahedeen,” reports the Associated Press. “… The reason: Such words may … Continue reading

Posted in HLS Book Reviews, HLS Conferences | Leave a comment

Iran Puts Its Centrifuges on Display

Iran has “released 48 photographs” of its Natanz uranium-processing facility, being toured by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on April 8, reports the New York Times. “Iran is separating U-235 from U-238. Rare in nature, U-235 easily splits in two to … Continue reading

Posted in HLD | Leave a comment

DHS Issues Small Vessel Security Strategy

“The Bush administration wants to enlist America’s 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles … of U.S. coastline and inland waterways,” reports … Continue reading

Posted in State & Local | Leave a comment