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Advanced Terrorism

Connecticut Magazine profiles Vance Taylor, a principal with Catalyst Partner, and his studies in homeland security at UConn.Read the full piece here


SAFETY Act Reaches Milestone

Liability protection, as offered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), for products and services intended to combat terrorism recently reached a milestone of 275 individual offerings covered.The Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology (SAFETY) Act has come a...


Some Are a Bit Worried About Pace of DHS Nominations

When Homeland Security deputy secretary nominee Jane Holl Lute takes the witness stand Thursday, she will be the first DHS official to dive into the confirmation process since Secretary Janet Napolitano was approved in January.Considering how much pre-transition emphasis...


SAFETY Act Expert to Share Insights With Ohio’s Small Business Leaders

Dr. Dave McWhorter, a principal with Catalyst Partners, will join other experts at the 2009 Ohio Business Matchmaker event to educate small business owners on how to work within the evolving homeland security industry. Specifically, McWhorter will focus on...


Catalyst Partners’ Vance Taylor to Speak at the Infrastructure Modernization Initiative

Water security expert to participate in workshop sponsored by the Center for Homeland Defense & Security Vance Taylor, a principal with Catalyst Partners, will join other security and infrastructure experts to discuss priorities for the nation’s efforts to modernize...


White House taps experienced emergency manager to lead FEMA

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he would nominate Craig Fugate, an experienced first responder who now leads Florida's division of emergency management, to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency.A career firefighter in a state known for natural disasters,...


More reviews: Merging the Homeland Security and National Security Councils

As part of a 60-day review underway on whether the Homeland Security Council should be merged into the National Security Council, the Obama White House has invited outside national security experts for periodic consultations on the matter.Randy Beardsworth, a...


Moving FEMA out of Homeland Security could pose risks

Ever since the Federal Emergency Management Agency was absorbed into the Homeland Security Department after its creation in 2003, bureaucrats and elected officials have debated the merits of that decision. After weighing the arguments for and against making FEMA...


Water Sector Develops First Voluntary Security Snapshot

The water infrastructure sector’s information sharing and analysis center (ISAC) became the first industry sector to release metrics on its security performance at the very end of last year, setting a standard for other industry councils to follow.“Until now,...


JMAR Technologies Hires Homeland Security Consulting Firm

WASHINGTON, D. C. BASED COMPANY A PERFECT FIT FOR JMAR’S PRODUCTSSan Diego, California - JMAR Technologies, Inc., today announced they have retained Catalyst Partners, a leading Homeland Security consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. JMAR’s portfolio of advanced military...



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