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Akmal Ali – Helping in the Homeland

The Sports Business Journal published an article covering the background, motivations and expertise of Catalyst Partners Principal and SAFETY Act expert Akmal Ali.


Ten Things: Preparing for When ‘Bad Things’ Happen

In a recent post, legal expert Sterling Miller writes about the critical role SAFETY Act plays in effective emergency preparedness and liability coverage and notes David Olive's expertise on the subject.


Akmal Ali Discusses SAFETY Act Designation for Sports Teams and Venues

Catalyst's SAFETY Act Practice lead Akmal Ali was interviewed by Sports Business Daily about his experiences helping the New York Yankees become the first Major League Baseball team to attain SAFETY Act designation and certification.


Announcing the First Chris Battle Homeland Security Colloquium

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Security Debrief and Catalyst Partners will host the First Annual Chris Battle Homeland Security Colloquium. Security Debrief’s expert contributors will come together to discuss and debate the current state of U.S. homeland security, DHS,...


Free Webinar: Shaping Your Company's Future with the SAFETY Act – September 4, 2013

The purpose of the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act is to ensure that the threat of liability does not deter potential providers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing and commercializing products and services that could save lives....


Security Ramped up For All-Star Game

For all the preparation and hard work the American League and National League All-Stars have put into their respective seasons to reach this point, the New York City Police Department’s put in as much, if not more, to ensure...


Napolitano: Boston Marathon attack response showed value of DHS grants

The bomb attack at the Boston Marathon underscored the importance of the Homeland Security Department’s grants to cities and states, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate panel April 17. Read more @ FierceHomelandSecurity


McWhorter quoted in NBC News Piece

As people ponder security at sporting events, Catalyst’s David McWhorter is quoted at the NBC News site. Click here to read.


McWhorter Interviewed on CTV News

On Wednesday, April 17th, Catalyst’s David McWhorter was interviewed live on Canada TV News (Toronto). Here is the clip:


Homeland Security’s Under Secretary Lute resigning to work on UN’s new global Internet rules

The second-in-command at the US Department of Homeland Security is stepping down as deputy secretary in order to sign-on for a role with the United Nations. But as Jane Holl Lute changes venues, will she change the world’s Internet...



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