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  Homeland security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Homeland security is officially defined as "a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur," according to the National Strategy for Homeland Security.
Homeland security is generally used to refer to the broad national effort by all levels of government--federal, state, local and tribal--to protect the territory of the United States from hazards both internal and external as well as the Department of Homeland Security itself.
Homeland security is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council, currently headed by Frances Townsend.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Homeland_security   (642 words)

 Terrorism/Homeland Security
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced a targeted raise in the threat level in light of today’s (Aug 10, 2006) arrests in the United Kingdom.
A cargo security amendment added to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill, now P.L. requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to research, develop, and procure certified systems to inspect and screen air cargo on passenger aircraft at the earliest date possible.
The initiative, "Homeland Security from the Citizen's Perspective," is designed to connect citizens with business leaders,first responders, volunteer and civic organizations, members of academia, and government officials at the federal, state, and local level on the topic of homeland security.
www.securitymanagement.com /library/Counter_terror.html   (15945 words)

 U.S. Department of Homeland Security - SourceWatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet level reconstruction of the former Office of Homeland Security.
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.
Securing the Homeland: Protecting Our States and Cities: 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.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Department_of_Homeland_Security   (1838 words)

 United States Department of Homeland Security - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The United States Department of Homeland Security ('DHS), commonly known as Homeland Security, is a Cabinet department of the Federal Government of the United States with the responsibility of protecting the territory of the United States from terrorist attack and responding to natural disasters.
Homeland security policy is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council, with Frances Townsend as the Homeland Security Advisor.
The Homeland Security Council, similar in nature to the National Security Council, retains a policy coordination and advisory role and is led by the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security   (1404 words)

 Homeland Security
Congress’s homeland security committees deserve praise for their recent action to improve port and chemical plant security, to boost border security, and to reform the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Homeland Security officials and Republican lawmakers have begun downplaying the need for more bomb-detection technology, calling instead for expanded government monitoring and airline passenger profiling -- including, as House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y., now suggests, pulling those of Middle Eastern descent out of airport lines for additional questioning.
The Century Foundation Project on Homeland Security is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
www.homelandsec.org   (730 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   (455 words)

 Homeland Security - SourceWatch
The United States Office of Homeland Security was established after the September 11, 2001 events, but was already planned prior to that, as the integration of FEMA and local emergency response activities was well under way in Summer 2001 under supervision of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.
By contrast the Republican Party and Democratic Party have been far less critical of these trends that led to the unification of the Homeland Security mandate and the initiation of the so-called Global Justice program among several so-called coalition regimes who cooperate fully with the US via JXDD.
The Virginia Institute for Defense and Homeland Security
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=Homeland_Security   (646 words)

 Homeland Security
The Secure Fence Act is one part of this reform, and the President will work with Congress to finish the job and pass the remaining elements of this strategy.
Officials from the Intelligence Community, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, the Department of State, and other agencies have testified before Congress on the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission in over 50 hearings since the Commission issued its final report.
The Department of Homeland Security consolidates 22 agencies and 180,000 employees, unifying once-fragmented Federal functions in a single agency dedicated to protecting America from terrorism.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/homeland/index.html   (2823 words)

 New York State Office of Homeland Security
Request from any department, division, office, commission or other agency of the state or any political subdivision thereof, and the same are authorized to provide, such assistance, services and data as may be required by the office of homeland security in carrying out the purposes of this article, subject to applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Under this law, the Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination, (CSCIC), whose mandate is to identify and mitigate the state’s cyber security infrastructure vulnerabilities, was formally designated a division of OHS.
The Office of Homeland Security is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive state strategy to prevent, detect, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism.
www.security.state.ny.us   (913 words)

ANSER Institute for Homeland Security.  Welcome to The ANSER Institute for Homeland Security.
Homeland Defense Journal Creates a forum for the useful flow of information between the private and public sectors that will positively influence and hasten the development of solutions to homeland security requirements.
Security Resource Net.  The National Security Institute's (NSI's) website features industry and product news, computer alerts, travel advisories, a calendar of events, a directory of products and services, and access to an extensive virtual security library.
chppm-www.apgea.army.mil /HomelandSecurity   (926 words)

 The Heritage Foundation Research: Homeland Security
Congress created the Department of Homeland Security partly to lead a national effort of federal, state, and local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, but building a core of...
The Department of Homeland Security’s most urgent task is to develop an international science and technology strategy to improve the coherence of DHS foreign efforts, including the sharing of critical...
The reports of both houses of Congress and the Homeland Security Council argue that coordination between the Departments of Defense and Homeland security are inadequate.
www.heritage.org /Research/HomelandDefense/index.cfm   (1610 words)

 Homeland Security 2007
Homeland Security 2007 is Europe’s leading Civil Security and Protection conference addressing your key security challenges across four value driven days.
Homeland Security 2007 promises to be even better and as we begin our research for next year’s agenda, we will be once again providing you with a programme that will deliver up to date insight into your key security issues.
Homeland Security is an excellent opportunity to share valuable insights into the latest developments for overcoming the complex challenges of the Civil Security landscape across Europe.
www.wbresearch.com /homelandsecurityeurope/index.html   (646 words)

 Homeland Security Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
New Mexico's Office of Homeland Security was created under Executive Order issued by Governor Bill Richardson on March 18, 2003, in response to the murderous attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
Act proactively as New Mexico's principal coordinator between the State of New Mexico and the Federal Department of Homeland Security and its agencies regarding consulting and advising on preparation for and response to any terrorist acts or natural disasters.
Oversee Homeland Security grant activities and ensure grant submissions by various agencies are in the best overall interests of the State.
www.governor.state.nm.us /homeland.php?mm=4   (330 words)

 Homeland Security Presidential Directive-3
The Nation requires a Homeland Security Advisory System to provide a comprehensive and effective means to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts to Federal, State, and local authorities and to the American people.
The Homeland Security Advisory System shall be binding on the executive branch and suggested, although voluntary, to other levels of government and the private sector.
Except in exigent circumstances, the Attorney General shall seek the views of the appropriate Homeland Security Principals or their subordinates, and other parties as appropriate, on the Threat Condition to be assigned.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/03/20020312-5.html   (1531 words)

 Lucas County Homeland Security
UASI is a federal grant awarded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to urban areas that demonstrate a certain threat-risk level and appropriate strategies for mitigating threats.
Ohio is divided into 8 Homeland Security Planning Regions, with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department, Toledo/Lucas County Health Department, and Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio acting as coordinators for the 18 county NW Ohio region in bioterrorism and disaster preparedness planning.
In the event the federal Department of Homeland Security declares a Threat Level Red, its highest level of alert, the Northwest Ohio Regional Terrorism Task Force is advising the public on potential actions and precautions that may happen at the local level.
www.co.lucas.oh.us /homelandsecurity   (1264 words)

 President Bush Signs Homeland Security Act
Dozens of agencies charged with homeland security will now be located within one Cabinet department with the mandate and legal authority to protect our people.
The Department of Homeland Security will have nearly 170,000 employees, dedicated professionals who will wake up each morning with the overriding duty of protecting their fellow citizens.
When the Department of Homeland Security is fully operational, it will enhance the safety of our people in very practical ways.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2002/11/20021125-6.html   (1718 words)

 EPA | Office of Homeland Security | History
The EPA’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS) is located in the Office of the Administrator and serves as the Agency’s central liaison for homeland security matters.
OHS works closely with the White House Homeland Security Council, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies as it coordinates overall EPA homeland security strategy.
Our mission is to lead and coordinate homeland security activities and policy development across all EPA program areas, while ensuring consistent direction and facilitating effective communication of homeland security efforts both within and outside the Agency.
www.epa.gov /homelandsecurity   (88 words)

 Office of Homeland Security Website
The mission of the Office of Homeland Security is to be the single, Statewide focal point for coordinating the State's efforts to prevent terrorist attacks, reduce Alaska's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the loss of life or damage to critical infrastructure, and recover from attacks if they occur.
As an example, the Governor's Homeland Security Task Force has merged with the federal Anti-Terrorism Task Force to form the Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council with a broad spectrum of members from Federal, State, and local agencies as well as members of business and industry.
The Homeland Security Advisory System is a means to disseminate information regarding the risk of terrorist acts to federal, state, and local authorities and to the American people.
www.ak-prepared.com /homelandsecurity   (377 words)

 Tennessee Office of Homeland Security
The Tennessee Office of Homeland Security has the primary responsibility and authority for directing statewide activities pertaining to the prevention of, and protection from, terrorist related events.
This responsibility includes the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to secure the state from terrorist threats and attacks.
Further, the office of Homeland Security serves as a liaison between federal, state and local agencies, and private sector on matters relating to the security of our state and citizens.
www.state.tn.us /homelandsecurity   (148 words)

 Wyoming Office of Homeland Security
Wyoming State Initiatives are required under the federal Homeland Security funding to focus efforts on how to build and sustain programs and capabilities within and across state boundaries, while aligning with the Goal and National Priorities.
In compliance with former grants and the FY 06 Grant guidance 80 percent must be allocated to local governmental/law enforcement authorities.
This document was prepared under a grant from the Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP), United States Department of Homeland Security.
wyohomelandsecurity.state.wy.us   (244 words)

 LA Homeland Security - LHLS & EP
The Louisiana Senate and House of Representative’s Select Committees on Louisiana Homeland Security were created to provide legislative leadership and assistance in the coordination of state efforts to secure the state of Louisiana from terrorist threats and attacks.
Today's threat on public health and the possible use of biologic agents by individuals or groups motivated by political, religious, ecological or other ideological objectives, requires the public to know some basic information and appropriate responses in the event of a health threat.
In coordination with the Federal Office of Homeland Security, Louisiana adopts the Homeland Security Advisory System, which characterizes appropriate levels of vigilance, preparedness and readiness in a series of graduated Threat Conditions.
www.loep.state.la.us /homeland   (304 words)

 FDLE Domestic Security Page
WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced an adjustment in the aviation threat level from RED to ORANGE for flights from the United Kingdom to the United States.
The plan, Florida’s Domestic Security Strategy, remains a working document that is revisited and re-prioritized each year based on current conditions, new federal guidance, and available funding.
Florida’s vision is to ensure a safe and secure future, free of terror, for Florida, with an overall mission outlined in the strategy to strengthen our domestic security prevention, preparedness, protection, response and recovery capabilities through interdisciplinary and interagency consensus and commitment to build and rely on a strong Regional Mutual Aid Response Capability.
www.fdle.state.fl.us /osi/DomesticSecurity   (818 words)

 Northeast Intelligence Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Following their entry into the stadium, the five found an open space near the concrete pillars by walkways and escalators at Gate D and began to pray amid the first quarter.
During the third quarter, security personnel asked the men to accompany them to a quieter location within the stadium where they were questioned and later permitted to return to the game.
The attack was well planned, according to Iraq’s national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaie, adding that it was a “very clear” effort to take over the hotel and seize journalists as hostages he told the Associated Press.
www.homelandsecurityus.com /default.asp   (2762 words)

 National Homeland Security Knowledgebase - Resources - homeland security resources, homeland security advisory system, ...
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.
Our security industry portfolio and target clients serve both the private and public sectors and are service, manufacturing and technology companies.
www.twotigersonline.com /resources.html   (2427 words)

 Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management
The Iowa Homeland Security Web site is designed to be the central source for information on the state's homeland security and emergency management efforts and initiatives.
On this site you will also be able to learn about state and local government homeland security and emergency management programs and efforts, access resources for learning about terrorism and emergency management, find out more about Iowa disasters, and learn about emergency preparedness efforts in your community and how you can get involved.
Lead, coordinate, and support homeland security and emergency management functions in order to establish sustainable communities and ensure economic opportunities for Iowa and its citizens.
www.iowahomelandsecurity.org   (212 words)

 LA Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Home
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issued over 398 payments to Public Assistance applicants totaling more than $33.7 million for the week of Oct. 9 - Oct. 12.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recently named Bill Bollier Region 6 Coordinator for the agency.
The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness recently named Bill Icenogle Region 2 Coordinator for the agency.
www.ohsep.louisiana.gov   (183 words)

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