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An Often Overlooked Aspect of Business Continuity

Makers and users of anti-terrorism products and services have more to fear than terrorism itself. After certain technologies have changed hands, the sellers may face future liabilities that can halt further production and/or the continuation of services. To guard...

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SAFETY Act Reached Major Milestones in 2011

Having been involved with DHS’ Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) since its inception, my antenna are always alert for mentions of it. Like in late 2008, I am surprised that Homeland Security Secretary...

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Dave McWhorter to Moderate Roundtable on Preparedness and Resiliency

On January 14, the Breakfast of Leaders forum will hold the first in a series of “Leaders at the Helm” roundtables. Titled, “Knowing What it Takes to Create a Prepared and Resilient Organization: A Leader’s Responsibility,” Friday’s roundtable will...

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Preventing a “Bhophal on wheels”

Infrastructure improvements may be at the top of the to-do list for Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, but another problem urgently calls for hands-on leadership. Catastrophic release of deadly cargo, whether by accident or an act of terror,could...

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NFL Punts the SAFETY Act into the News

This week, Thomas Frank of USA Today reported on the decision of DHS’ Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI) to award the NFL SAFETY Act Certification. To see mention of the SAFETY Act in USA Today was a...

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Making Water Security More Newsworthy

As a homeland security consultant with clients that provide technologies for the protection of potable water, I try to Google “water security” at least once a week. For some time now, I have noticed that this search term...

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