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  Homeland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A homeland is the concept of the territory to which one belongs; usually, the country in which a particular nationality was born.
The Soviet Union created homelands for some minorities in the 1920s, including the Volga German ASSR and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.
Often, as in the case of the Volga German ASSR, these homelands were later brutally abolished and their inhabitants deported to either Siberia or the Kazakh SSR.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homeland   (280 words)

 HOMELAND - The Story
HOMELAND is the rich and engaging story of four Lakota Indian families from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
HOMELAND captures the grace and spirit of the Lakota tribe.
In HOMELAND we hear voices from the reservation - native voices, seldom heard, that speak to commonalties and differences, and bridge the gap between American Indians and the rest of the world.
www.pbs.org /itvs/homeland/story.html   (573 words)

 Homeland MUD - Based on the Forgotten Realms Home Page
Homeland MUD is a unique Forgotten Realms based online text multi-player game consisting of over 20,000 rooms that span well over 150 zones.
There are a multitude of unique classes and kits, along with a strong variety of more than 20 player races to choose from.
Homeland MUD is based on the Forgotten Realms world by TSR.
www.homelandmud.org   (268 words)

 Nick Ryan Showcase ­ dedicated to writer & producer Nick Ryan
Homeland is the story of my journey into their world.
Homeland tackles the rise of the extreme right in a unique, often disturbing, adventure/odyssey.
Moving from British neo-nazi gangs to US Presidential candidates and Europe’s political zealots, Homeland is a gripping six-year adventure and social commentary, a truly unique account of the underbelly of modern society.
www.nickryan.net /books.html   (1267 words)

 Department of Homeland Security - SourceWatch
Almost clairvoyantly, Homeland Security was identified as one of Four Core Missions for U.S. military forces in the September 2000 Project for the New American Century document entitled Rebuilding America's Defenses For a New Century (http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf).
Office of Homeland Security Act (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:h.r.5005.enr:): Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296) plus an Executive Order dated February 28, 2003, by President George Walker Bush to transfer certain agencies and agency components to the Department of Homeland Security, and the delegation of appropriate responsibilities to the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Securing the Homeland: Protecting Our States and Cities (http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?content=552): announced that approximately $100 million dollars from the FY '03 Funding will be dedicated to large urban areas within the United States, April 8, 2003.
www.disinfopedia.org /wiki.phtml?title=Department_of_Homeland_Security   (1878 words)

 The Office of the Mississippi Homeland Security
The Office of Homeland Security has the distinct honor and duty of providing leadership in the protection of the citizens of Mississippi from terrorist attacks, both foreign and domestic.
Homeland Security is also responsible for providing timely advice to the Governor and cabinet in order to efficiently and immediately address potential terrorist threats or acts.
The Office of Homeland Security realizes that the residents of Mississippi are an integral part in the protection of the state, and encourage all citizens to be informed, vigilant, and prepared.
www.homelandsecurity.ms.gov   (565 words)

 Homeland, Seven Stories Press
Homeland is the fourth book from the Pulitzer-Prize winning team of Dale Maharidge and photographer Michael Williamson.
A teenager writes on her shirt, "When I saw the dead and dying Afghani children on TV, I felt a newly recovered sense of national security." The president signs a $350 billion tax cut.
“Homeland is the book we need at a time when the government is insisting for reasons of security on...cont'd”
www.sevenstories.com /Book/index.cfm?GCOI=58322100867180   (839 words)

 Live in Baltimore - Homeland
On the west by Bellona Avenue and on the south by Homeland Avenue, with a parcel North of the Cathedral, West of Charles Street and South of Northern Parkway.
In fact, the Roland Park Homeland Company maintained a garden lot in the 100 block of Enfield Road for a number of years to show what was expected of new homeowners.
One of the original planned communities in the U.S., Homeland was developed by the Roland Park Homeland Company who purchased the 391 acre parcel, then know as the Perine Estate of Homeland, in 1924 for the sum of $1,000,000.
www.livebaltimore.com /neighbor/homeland.htm   (888 words)

 What Is Homeland Security?
Major Gen. Cugno of the Connecticut National Guard (below), it was his opinion that homeland defense be conducted by the National Guard, controlled by the nation's governors, and not via federal centralized control.
Clearly, the tragedy was used as the trigger to implement Homeland Security and Defense policy that has been under design and consideration for many years.
Homeland Defense is the military's role in the United States (US) government's principal task of protecting its territory and citizens.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig2/greenspan1.html   (1246 words)

 Terrorism: Q & A | The Homeland Security Office
The strategy, which is intended as a blueprint for future laws and iniatives, includes the creation of a homeland security department and other smaller proposals, ranging from an inventory of national infrastructure vulnerabilities to stricter driver’s license standards.
However, the Office of Homeland Security helped the Bush administration draft a proposed 2003 budget that would increase the amount federal agencies spend on homeland security to $38 billion—roughly double the budget allocation for the previous fiscal year.
Initially, the White House decided to make the Office of Homeland Security simply part of the executive office of the president, in part because the political and bureaucratic task of combining the functions of many different federal agencies would be titanic.
cfrterrorism.org /security/office.html   (716 words)

 Salon.com People | Move over "Heartland," here comes "Homeland"
While the word homeland itself is on the ancient side, "homeland security" has been used in our homeland only since the late '90s and primarily in military circles.
Maybe Bush and his advisors decided to go with homeland because they were deaf to the word's negative, historical associations but all ears to the media successes of homeland's first cousin: Heartland.
Homeland evokes images of us huddling in front of a hearth in a house on the prairie, the consonants of the last syllable even sketching (well, they do for me) the sense of a barrier that others mustn't ever cross.
archive.salon.com /people/feature/2001/10/01/homeland/print.html   (1115 words)

 Homeland Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Homeland Security: Information Sharing Responsibilities, Challenges, and Key Management Issues, by Robert F. Dacey, director, information security issues, and Randolph C. Hite, director, information technology architecture and systems issues, before the House Committee on Government Reform.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
Ready.gov (DHS) - the Department of Homeland Security, in partnership with The Advertising Council and the Sloan Foundation, launched a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign that will educate and empower American citizens to prepare for and respond to potential future terrorist attacks.
www.iwar.org.uk /homesec   (1418 words)

 USATODAY.com - Ridge reveals clashes on alerts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ridge said he wanted to "debunk the myth" that his agency was responsible for repeatedly raising the alert under a color-coded system he unveiled in 2002.
The threat level was last raised on a nationwide scale in December 2003, to orange from yellow — or "elevated" risk — where the alert level is now.
In most cases, Ridge said Homeland Security officials didn't want to raise the level because they knew local governments and businesses would have to spend money putting temporary security upgrades in place.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2005-05-10-ridge-alerts_x.htm   (447 words)

 No More Orange, Yellow and Red? - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com
By the same token, the public downgrading such as was announced last week—when Homeland Security scrapped the "Orange" alert for the current lower-level Yellow—arguably puts terrorists on notice that defensive measures have been reduced, and thereby might prod them to strike.
Cox said that, at a minimum, Homeland Security should scrap the one-size-fits-all color-coded approach and adopt a more nuanced system in which there are individualized warnings for particular geographic regions or economic sectors about which there might actually be hard intelligence.
Beyond that, he said, Homeland Security officials should move toward a revamped system in which specific security protocols are spelled out for state and local law-enforcement officials—and alerts to the public are provided only when there was a particular reason for it.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/3959828   (1455 words)

 Committee on Homeland Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Washington, DC (Wednesday, March 9, 2005)—House Homeland Security Chairman Christopher Cox delivered the following statement at today’s Subcommittee on Management, Integration, and Oversight hearing on the possible merger of U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CBP] and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE].
The Homeland Security Act abolished the INS and split immigration services from immigration enforcement.
Utilizing its re-organization authority under the Homeland Security Act, the Administration acted in January 2003 to merge the customs and immigration border inspection and patrol functions, along with agricultural inspections functions, into what is now CBP.
www.homeland.house.gov /release.cfm?id=317   (900 words)

 International College Of Homeland Security Locations
Upon retiring from the Air Force, Colonel Martinez entered the private sector as Vice President at Genetics and IVF Institute in Fairfax, VA, where he successfully delivered DNA technology solutions in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean in the areas of criminal offender databases, infectious disease testing, and paternity testing.
In 2002 he was appointed by Congressman Jim Gibbons to serve on the anti-terrorism Homeland Security Advisory Board for the State of Nevada.
Natusch is the Homeland Security University Regional Vice President of Region 6 and a member of the HSU corporate management staff.
www.homeland-security-college.org /locations.asp   (1310 words)

 IGN: HomeLand
One of the most interesting aspects of HomeLand is the "hand holding" system, where you link with other characters in the game by holding hands.
Forming a chain with fellow HomeLand denizens boosts your statistics and abilities, depending on the abilities of the characters you're with, of course.
By continuing past this page, and by your continued use of this site, you agree to be bound by and abide by the User Agreement.
cube.ign.com /articles/589/589825p1.html   (633 words)

 Homeland: The Stone of Night   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Homeland: the Stone of Night is an exciting new fantasy role-playing game for Windows 95/98.
Homeland features beautiful 16-bit 3-D graphics, an intricate plot, and a huge world filled with cunning towns, forests, caves, islands, and dungeons.
Homeland: The Stone of Night is available on CD-ROM.
www.spiderwebsoftware.com /dragonlore   (299 words)

 National Homeland Security Knowledgebase - Resources - homeland security resources, homeland security advisory system, ...
The NHSK is owned by and affiliated with www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com (HDS), a global investor and industry news and research portal for Homeland Security stocks and the Homeland Security sector.
Homeland Security Research Corporation (HSRC) is a Washington DC based company dedicated to studying, analyzing, developing innovative technologies, and creating actionable knowledge about the homeland security industry and its products www.hsrc.biz
IDHS -The Institute for Defense and Homeland Security was established by and is operated by Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), a state-chartered nonprofit corporation that accelerates Virginia's next generation of technology and technology companies.
www.twotigersonline.com /resources.html   (2427 words)

HOMELAND, a quartet of central Ohio musicians, performs a unique brand of progressive rock combined with a Celtic influence.
Performing mostly in the central Ohio area, HOMELAND entertains audiences with music that could be described as "folk rock." Though they've played out west as far as Denver, Co; south as Raleigh, N.C. and have done tours in Ireland and Scotland.
Much of their repertoire is based around a mix of Celtic originals, bawdy drinkin' tunes, traditional Irish songs, and a few off the wall covers, moving listeners to clap their hands, stomp their feet, or dance a jig to a song they've never heard before.
www.myspace.com /Homeland   (842 words)

 DefenseLINK News: White Announces Realignments to Address Homeland Security
Consolidate responsibility for homeland security and its associated issues and functions across the DoD staff into a single organization.
Complete a review of operational planning for homeland security through the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Joint Staff and the unified commands.
"The first is homeland defense, and I define 'defense' as those areas where the department takes the lead in the activity," he said.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Oct2001/n10262001_200110262.html   (477 words)

 Most Area Terrorism Funding Not Spent (washingtonpost.com)
Long after the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington, homeland security spending across the country remains bogged down by administrative problems, back orders for equipment and long timelines to implement new technology, such as communications systems.
Local authorities said the ranking is misleading because it does not reflect that they have committed 80 percent of their funds, or $115 million, to projects underway for the District and its suburbs in Maryland and Northern Virginia.
In response to a series of critical reports by Congress and its own inspector general, the Homeland Security Department streamlined grant procedures last year; imposed deadlines for spending; approved checklists for equipment purchases; and increased state reporting requirements.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A40729-2005Apr9.html   (1138 words)

 HOMELAND SECURITY - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Detailed descriptions of offices and initiatives associated with the new Department of Homeland Security
List of homeland security responsibilities for federal departments and agencies
Company listings include names of homeland security personnel, number of employees and annual revenues
www.homeland-directory.com   (185 words)

In a January 26 statement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said discovery of the tunnel was confirmed the previous night by a U.S. task force composed of agents from ICE, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol.
ICE is the investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Homeland Security: Agency Plans, Implementation, and Challenges Regarding the National Strategy for Homeland Security (pdf), U.S. Government Accountability Office, January 2005
www.usembassy.at /en/policy/homeland.htm   (1314 words)

 National Homeland Security Knowledgebase
To enable easy access to the knowledge resources contained within the National Homeland Security Knowledgebase.
These banners are provided as a public service from Two Tigers Radiological and are intended exclusively for providing the current national threat condition as defined by the Homeland Security Advisory System.
The single condition for the use of the banners is that this link must remain intact.
www.twotigersonline.com /banners.html   (323 words)

 W. David Stephenson blogs on homeland security et al.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
With a goal of "making homeland security everyone's business," Stephenson Strategies' W. David Stephenson blogs on homeland security strategies and related issues, emphasizing: empowering the public, creative technology use, win-win public/private collaborations yielding security and economic benefits, and protecting civil liberties.
Thanks, Jonathan: more proof of my point that, (as happened even during Katrina) human nature wins out over unexpected technological obstacles: people can and will use whatever communication devices at their command, and in whichever way is feasible at the moment, to communicate with each other when they want to.
In addition to homeland security and natural disasters, this could be invaluable as part of a state's efforts to create "surge capacity" to deal with the quantum increase in numbers hospitalized during a flu pandemic.
www.stephensonstrategies.com   (4726 words)

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