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A check-up of how well the Homeland Security Department is unifying its 22 agencies finds the patient getting better, but still weak. The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined the agency's acquisition, human resources and financial management systems. While DHS has a roadmap for improvement, it may not have the tools to implement it.
Locations in Washington, New York and Boston may have been under surveillance by terror organizations for months -- and terrorists may try to launch numerous small scale attacks in the coming months, U.S. intelligence sources say.
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How can we communicate in a disaster when we can barely handle routine emergencies?
Lines of interoperable communications need to connect everyone: up, down, and all around.
A multi-band radio to improve communications among first responders and partner agencies is in the final testing and evaluation stage. Homeland Security's Multi-Band Radio Project hopes to vastly improve communications during an emergency. Conventional radios only operate in specific frequencies, and according to Government Computer News, this prevents responders and agencies from talking on other channels. Fourteen organizations, including Customs and Amtrak, will conduct 30-day tests.
Federal agencies are tasked with making critical policy decisions, responding to nationwide emergencies and pandemics, supporting the warfighter, and ensuring homeland security. Real-time, secure and high-quality communications are a must for federal agencies. The Total Solution report reveals how in this day video is a critical element of a Unified Communications solution. It details the importance of an end user access that is as easy to use as the telephone, and a management process that allows the IT department to scale and manage the system both internally and externally with a high level of security. Tandberg Total Solution is the video portfolio that easily allows for integration so that companies can create a communications strategy to include voice, messaging, instant messaging, location based presence, and video.
Mark A. Abramson
After Hiring: The Next Challenge
June 18, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security is now focusing on responding to a potential terrorist attack as much as preventing one.
Homeland Security Today editor David Silverberg has more.