Homeland Security Articles

  • STS Pocket Source

    STS have introduced a new source to their range of simulated radiation field training devices. The Safe-Series Pocket Source is designed to be easily hidden either in a persons clothing or in a training area scenario. The compact size and shape make it ideal, and the quick battery access aids in rapid change. ...

  • Network-based risk assessment of the US crude pipeline infrastructure

    The purpose of this project was to assess the nation’s US crude oil pipeline network and identify the hubs that would have the greatest financial impact if their operation were disrupted by a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other catastrophic event. The resilience of the crude oil pipeline network was analysed using the model-based risk analysis (MBRA) software tool developed by the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Homeland security: a case study in risk aversion for public decision-making

    Governments and their regulatory agencies normally exhibit risk-neutral attitudes in their decision-making. However, for low probability-high consequence events many decision-makers tend to be risk-averse because of the catastrophic or dire nature of the hazard or event. The degree of risk averseness can be described by utility theory. This paper will infer utility functions that reflect the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why Department of Homeland Security is Interested in Clean-up Projects

    Responsibility for chemical security is shared among federal, state, and local governments, as well as the private sector.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards for any facility that manufactures, uses, stores, or distributes certain chemicals at or above a specified quantity.  Even if this is not its primary use, it includes ...

  • U.S. postal inspection service assures mail security during national party conventions and hurricane gustav

    For more than 200 years, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) has served as the federal law enforcement, security and crime prevention arm of the United States Postal Service. With over 213 billion pieces flowing through the system annually, the USPIS has continually protected the U.S. Postal Service, secured the nation's mail system and ensured the public trust in the mail. In 2008, ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Rapporteur's report

    This report summarises discussion of the Energy Security Symposium hosted by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Homeland Security Research Centre in October of 2006. Six broad themes are addressed: energy security, Australian self-sufficiency, the opportunity for Australia to benefit from energy exports, climate change, free market mechanisms, and the importance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Department of Homeland Security publishes list of chemicals for security rule

    On November 1st The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted on the Internet (www.dhs.gov) a Final Rule and Matrix List (Appendix A) identifying chemicals of interest (COI) that define coverage pursuant to Section 550 of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007 (Section 550). The rule was also published in the Federal Register on November 20th. This Final Rule establishes three ...

  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards: The Final Rule Is Out, But the Debate Continues

    On April 2, 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its muchawaited interim final rule on anti-terrorism standards for chemical facilities. The rule was published a week later in the Federal Register.1 The interim final rule is quite similar to the proposed rule that DHS published under an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in December 2006.2The interim final rule does ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Homeland Security – Is Your Facility High-Risk?

    On October 4, 2006 the President signed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2007(the Act) which provided the DHS with the authority to regulate the security of high-risk chemical facilities.  In response to the Act, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published an interim ...


    By SiteHawk

  • Protecting America with Specialty Gases

      Prior to 9/11, environmental concerns largely focused on monitoring, controlling and reducing the pollution the industrial revolution had set in motion. From a specialty gas point of view, our efforts at Scott ...

  • PORT PROTECTION - Port and harbour ROV inspection system

    “PROTECTING SEAPORTS AND PORT facilities against the threat of terrorism is imperative. The terrorist attacks have resulted in a renewed focus on the security of our transportation systems.” Dept. of Transportation - Maritime Administration. [Port Security Grants news release, June 17, 2002]. Terrorism is a real and hidden danger that regrettable confronts all aspects of Western society. The ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • Conference Report. Forum on Homeland Security, the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world: new challenges for institutions and the private sector

    The Geneva Center for Security Policy organised a Forum entitled Homeland Security, the USA, Europe, and the rest of the world on 7th and 8th October 2004. This forum brought together over 200 delegates of 37 different nationalities. Its goal was to compare American and European approaches to Homeland Security on several levels: conceptual, institutional, technological and commercial, and also to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Status of EMT Preparedness for Terrorist Attack

    New York University’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response released a report today titled Emer-gency Medical Services: The Forgotten First Responder, that highlights the deficiencies in funding, training, and equipment that could prohibit emergency medical services (EMS) personnel from responding to a major terrorist attack. EMS providers, such as fire departments and ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Oklahoma Strengthens and Streamlines Crisis Management with ESS

    Year after year, the Oklahoma Department of Civil Emergency Management (OEM) faces a host of hazards, ranging from seasonal natural disasters to major industrial or transportation accidents, and the list of potential threats continues to grow. Most notably, OEM was on the front lines during America’s response to the terrorist bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Homeland Security: Managing the Risks

    Untitled Document Following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, the U.S. ...

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