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  1. Homeland security R&D budgets and conference overview

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Saito, Theodore T.

    2007-04-01

    Homeland Security R&D budgets will be summarized with an emphasis on the FY 2007 and comparisons to FY 2006 and the proposed FY 2008 budget. A summary of the federal budget process is given with insights into the specific omnibus bill funding FY 2007 for most of the federal budget and the omnibus bill's impact on organizations included in the American Competitiveness Initiative. Projections for FY 2008 Homeland Security Research, as analyzed by AAAS, show that ~80% of R&D funding is outside the Department of Homeland Security. An overview of the conference includes insights into the Drinking Water Security, Border Security, Transportation Security (including an update from the MANPADS program office), Port and Harbor Security, Health Security, and Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies sessions.

  2. 75 FR 26782 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-12

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... (Homeland Security) Review Advisory Committee. DATE: The HSAC conference call will take place from 4 p.m....

  3. Department of Homeland Security

    MedlinePlus

    ... Content Official website of the Department of Homeland Security Contact Us Quick Links Site Map A-Z ... Requested Pages TSA Pre✓® Active Shooter Preparedness Hometown Security Countering Violent Extremism Forms Combating Human Trafficking Taking ...

  4. Homeland Security and Information.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Relyea, Harold C.

    2002-01-01

    Reviews the development of two similar policy concepts, national security and internal security, before exploring the new phrase homeland security that has become popular since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Discusses the significance of each for information policy and practice. (Author/LRW)

  5. U.S. Homeland Security R&D Budgets

    SciTech Connect

    Halvorson, C S

    2009-03-30

    The FY09 budgets for homeland security research and development programs in the U.S. are summarized. Homeland security policy developments that can influence future efforts are discussed. Initial indications of the new administration direction on homeland security R&D are summarized. An overview of the Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V conference is presented.

  6. U.S. Homeland Security R&D budgets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Halvorson, Craig S.

    2009-05-01

    The FY09 budgets for homeland security research and development programs in the U.S. are summarized. Homeland security policy developments that can influence future efforts are discussed. Initial indications of the new administration direction on homeland security R&D are summarized. An overview of the Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V conference is presented.

  7. Homeland Security Technical Group update and a snapshot of Homeland Security research budgets

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Saito, Theodore T.

    2006-05-01

    An overview of this conference (#6203) will include an overview of the program. A summary of the background and activities of SPIE's Global Homeland Security Technical Group, especially the Port and Harbor Security and Drinking Water Safety sub-committees will be included. Highlights and interesting aspects of the FY 06 & 07 Department of Homeland Security Budgets will be briefly discussed as well as the FY 07 Federal R&D budget focusing on Homeland Security.

  8. 75 FR 53707 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-01

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will...: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0850, 245 Murray Lane,...

  9. 77 FR 55218 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-07

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of partially closed Federal Advisory Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will...: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland Security, Mailstop 0450, 245 Murray Lane...

  10. Homeland Security and Defense Applications

    SciTech Connect

    2014-11-06

    Homeland Security and Defense Applications personnel are the best in the world at detecting and locating dirty bombs, loose nukes, and other radiological sources. The site trains the Nation's emergency responders, who would be among the first to confront a radiological or nuclear emergency. Homeland Security and Defense Applications highly training personnel, characterize the threat environment, produce specialized radiological nuclear detection equipment, train personnel on the equipment and its uses, test and evaluate the equipment, and develop different kinds of high-tech equipment to defeat terrorists. In New York City for example, NNSS scientists assisted in characterizing the radiological nuclear environment after 9/11, and produced specialized radiological nuclear equipment to assist local officials in their Homeland Security efforts.

  11. Homeland Security and Defense Applications

    ScienceCinema

    None

    2015-01-09

    Homeland Security and Defense Applications personnel are the best in the world at detecting and locating dirty bombs, loose nukes, and other radiological sources. The site trains the Nation's emergency responders, who would be among the first to confront a radiological or nuclear emergency. Homeland Security and Defense Applications highly training personnel, characterize the threat environment, produce specialized radiological nuclear detection equipment, train personnel on the equipment and its uses, test and evaluate the equipment, and develop different kinds of high-tech equipment to defeat terrorists. In New York City for example, NNSS scientists assisted in characterizing the radiological nuclear environment after 9/11, and produced specialized radiological nuclear equipment to assist local officials in their Homeland Security efforts.

  12. 75 FR 59278 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-27

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  13. 76 FR 34088 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-10

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  14. 76 FR 58813 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-22

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference Federal Advisory Committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department of Homeland...

  15. 76 FR 67750 - Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-02

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security... Applicants for Appointment to Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee. SUMMARY: The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the Homeland Security Information...

  16. 77 FR 26774 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-07

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of partially closed federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... number in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory...

  17. 76 FR 55079 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-06

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of Open Teleconference Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department...

  18. 77 FR 59627 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-28

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, Department...

  19. 76 FR 81516 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-28

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet on January 9... Homeland Security Advisory Council is being published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2011, 14...

  20. 77 FR 64532 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-22

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of open teleconference Federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland Security Advisory...

  1. 75 FR 2880 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-19

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Committee management; Notice of partially closed federal advisory committee meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory.... E-mail: HSAC@dhs.gov . Fax: 202-282-9207. Mail: Homeland Security Advisory Council, 1100...

  2. 76 FR 4123 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-01-24

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice of partially closed Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will... . Include docket number in the subject line of the message. Fax: (202) 282-9207 Mail: Homeland...

  3. Fluid Mechanics and Homeland Security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Settles, Gary S.

    2006-01-01

    Homeland security involves many applications of fluid mechanics and offers many opportunities for research and development. This review explores a wide selection of fluids topics in counterterrorism and suggests future directions. Broad topics range from preparedness and deterrence of impending terrorist attacks to detection, response, and recovery. Specific topics include aircraft hardening, blast mitigation, sensors and sampling, explosive detection, microfluidics and labs-on-a-chip, chemical plume dispersal in urban settings, and building ventilation. Also discussed are vapor plumes and standoff detection, nonlethal weapons, airborne disease spread, personal protective equipment, and decontamination. Involvement in these applications requires fluid dynamicists to think across the traditional boundaries of the field and to work with related disciplines, especially chemistry, biology, aerosol science, and atmospheric science.

  4. Community Colleges Are Key to Homeland Security

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilroy, Marilyn

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the importance of Homeland Security in community colleges as a counter terrorism solution. Homeland Security, a phrase born after September 11, 2001, has entered the nation's vocabulary and is now becoming part of the curriculum at hundreds of colleges and universities. No sector of higher education is…

  5. 75 FR 28275 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-20

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Science and Technology...: On April 12, 2010, the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee announced in the... supplements that original meeting notice. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology...

  6. 33 CFR 101.205 - Department of Homeland Security alignment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Department of Homeland Security... Department of Homeland Security alignment. The MARSEC Levels are aligned with the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS), established by Homeland Security...

  7. 76 FR 27642 - Department of Homeland Security; Transfer of Data

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-12

    ... AGENCY Department of Homeland Security; Transfer of Data AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security will work with OPP pursuant to the Homeland... Department of Homeland Security will be given access to this information on or after May 22, 2011....

  8. Homeland Security and Contraband Detection

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Lanza, R. C.

    Detection of contraband and illicit materials has become increasingly important, especially since the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. The nature of the detection problem embodies both physics issues and a set of operational constraints that limit the practical application of neutrons. The issue under consideration is detection of materials that are considered serious threats; these may include explosives; radioactive materials, fissile materials, and other materials associated with nuclear weapons, often referred to as special nuclear material (SNM). The overriding constraint is in the physics: systems must be based on clean physics; but unlike physics experiments, detection systems work under the limitation that materials must be identified nonintrusively, without interrupting the normal flow of commerce and with a high probability of detection and a low probability of false alarms. A great deal of work has been reported in the literature on neutron-based techniques for detecting explosives and drugs. The largest impetus by far for detecting explosives comes from aviation industry requirements for inspecting luggage and, to a lesser extent, cargo. The major alternative techniques are either X-ray-based or chemical trace detection methods that look for small traces of explosive residues. The limitations of the X-ray and trace methods in detecting explosives are well known, but currently (2008) it is safe to say that no neutron- or nuclear-based technique is being used routinely for security inspection, despite extensive development of these methods. Smuggling of nuclear materials has become a concern, and neutron techniques are particularly attractive for detecting them. Given the limitations of X-ray techniques and the need for SNM detection, it is now useful to reexamine neutron methodologies, particularly imaging. A significant number of neutron-based techniques have been proposed and are under development for security applications

  9. Department of Homeland Security Interoperable Communications Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10

    2014-03-24

    07/09/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  10. 5 CFR 9701.508 - Homeland Security Labor Relations Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Homeland Security Labor Relations Board. 9701.508 Section 9701.508 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Labor-Management Relations § 9701.508 Homeland Security...

  11. 5 CFR 9701.508 - Homeland Security Labor Relations Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Homeland Security Labor Relations Board. 9701.508 Section 9701.508 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Labor-Management Relations § 9701.508 Homeland Security...

  12. 78 FR 39301 - Committee name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-01

    ... will be posted to the HSAAC Web site at: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-academic-advisory-council... SECURITY Committee name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The...

  13. 78 FR 7797 - Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-04

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) AGENCY: OPS/OCIO, DHS. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security... Steigman, Department of Homeland Security, OPS CIO-D Stop 0426, 245 Murray Lane, SW., BLDG 410,...

  14. 5 CFR 9701.508 - Homeland Security Labor Relations Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Homeland Security Labor Relations Board. 9701.508 Section 9701.508 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Labor-Management Relations § 9701.508 Homeland Security...

  15. 75 FR 39955 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-07-13

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Science and Technology.... SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet July 20-21... will be partially closed to the public. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology...

  16. 77 FR 65394 - Homeland Security Advisory Council; Open Teleconference Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-26

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council; Open Teleconference Meeting AGENCY: Office of Policy, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice of Correction of the Notice of Federal Advisory Committee... corrects the date of the teleconference meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) that...

  17. 75 FR 2555 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-15

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee AGENCY: Science and Technology...: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet January 26-28, 2010, at the... public. DATES: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet January 26,...

  18. 77 FR 37912 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-25

    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will meet on July 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The meeting...

  19. 33 CFR 101.205 - Department of Homeland Security alignment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... alignment. 101.205 Section 101.205 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Department of Homeland Security alignment. The MARSEC Levels are aligned with the Department of Homeland... alignment. Table 101.205—Relation Between HSAS and MARSEC Levels Homeland security advisory system...

  20. 33 CFR 101.205 - Department of Homeland Security alignment.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... alignment. 101.205 Section 101.205 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND... Department of Homeland Security alignment. The MARSEC Levels are aligned with the Department of Homeland... alignment. Table 101.205—Relation Between HSAS and MARSEC Levels Homeland security advisory system...

  1. Radiation Detection for Homeland Security Applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ely, James

    2008-05-01

    In the past twenty years or so, there have been significant changes in the strategy and applications for homeland security. Recently there have been significant at deterring and interdicting terrorists and associated organizations. This is a shift in the normal paradigm of deterrence and surveillance of a nation and the `conventional' methods of warfare to the `unconventional' means that terrorist organizations resort to. With that shift comes the responsibility to monitor international borders for weapons of mass destruction, including radiological weapons. As a result, countries around the world are deploying radiation detection instrumentation to interdict the illegal shipment of radioactive material crossing international borders. These efforts include deployments at land, rail, air, and sea ports of entry in the US and in European and Asian countries. Radioactive signatures of concern include radiation dispersal devices (RDD), nuclear warheads, and special nuclear material (SNM). Radiation portal monitors (RPMs) are used as the main screening tool for vehicles and cargo at borders, supplemented by handheld detectors, personal radiation detectors, and x-ray imaging systems. This talk will present an overview of radiation detection equipment with emphasis on radiation portal monitors. In the US, the deployment of radiation detection equipment is being coordinated by the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office within the Department of Homeland Security, and a brief summary of the program will be covered. Challenges with current generation systems will be discussed as well as areas of investigation and opportunities for improvements. The next generation of radiation portal monitors is being produced under the Advanced Spectroscopic Portal program and will be available for deployment in the near future. Additional technologies, from commercially available to experimental, that provide additional information for radiation screening, such as density imaging equipment, will

  2. 5 CFR 9701.508 - Homeland Security Labor Relations Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Homeland Security Labor Relations Board. 9701.508 Section 9701.508 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF...

  3. Exploring the Educational Needs of the Homeland Security Community

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    France, Paul

    2012-01-01

    This study involved an evaluation of the subjective perspectives held by a panel of 16 homeland security subject matter experts to determine what the needs of the homeland security professional community are for educational programs. The researcher examined the knowledge, skills, and abilities deemed important in homeland security to determine…

  4. 7 CFR 2.32 - Director, Office of Homeland Security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Director, Office of Homeland Security. 2.32 Section 2... Agency Heads § 2.32 Director, Office of Homeland Security. (a) The following delegations of authority are made by the Secretary to the Director, Office of Homeland Security: (1) Administer the...

  5. 5 CFR 9701.313 - Homeland Security Compensation Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Homeland Security Compensation Committee. 9701.313 Section 9701.313 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF...

  6. 5 CFR 9701.508 - Homeland Security Labor Relations Board.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Homeland Security Labor Relations Board. 9701.508 Section 9701.508 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY-OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT) DEPARTMENT OF...

  7. 76 FR 41274 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-13

    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) ACTION... Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the charter of the Homeland Security Science and... Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate's performance of its duties....

  8. 77 FR 1942 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-12

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) AGENCY: Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Committee management; request for applicants for appointment to Homeland Security Science and...

  9. Muon Fluence Measurements for Homeland Security Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Ankney, Austin S.; Berguson, Timothy J.; Borgardt, James D.; Kouzes, Richard T.

    2010-08-10

    This report focuses on work conducted at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to better characterize aspects of backgrounds in RPMs deployed for homeland security purposes. Two polyvinyl toluene scintillators were utilized with supporting NIM electronics to measure the muon coincidence rate. Muon spallation is one mechanism by which background neutrons are produced. The measurements performed concentrated on a broad investigation of the dependence of the muon flux on a) variations in solid angle subtended by the detector; b) the detector inclination with the horizontal; c) depth underground; and d) diurnal effects. These tests were conducted inside at Building 318/133, outdoors at Building 331G, and underground at Building 3425 at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

  10. 5 CFR 9701.313 - Homeland Security Compensation Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Pay and Pay Administration Overview of Pay System § 9701.313... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Homeland Security Compensation Committee. 9701.313 Section 9701.313 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN...

  11. 5 CFR 9701.313 - Homeland Security Compensation Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Pay and Pay Administration Overview of Pay System § 9701.313... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Homeland Security Compensation Committee. 9701.313 Section 9701.313 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN...

  12. 5 CFR 9701.313 - Homeland Security Compensation Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Pay and Pay Administration Overview of Pay System § 9701.313... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Homeland Security Compensation Committee. 9701.313 Section 9701.313 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN...

  13. 5 CFR 9701.313 - Homeland Security Compensation Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Homeland Security Compensation Committee. 9701.313 Section 9701.313 Administrative Personnel DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES... SECURITY HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Pay and Pay Administration Overview of Pay System §...

  14. 76 FR 56208 - Homeland Security Advisory Council, Correction

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-12

    ..., 202-447-3135. Correction In the Federal Register of September 6, 2011, in FR Doc. 2011- 22618, on page... SECURITY Homeland Security Advisory Council, Correction AGENCY: The Office of Policy, DHS. ACTION: Notice... published a notice of meeting for the Homeland Security Advisory Council in the Federal Register...

  15. 77 FR 61421 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-09

    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council AGENCY: Department of Homeland... Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will meet on October 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. The meeting... the meeting, send an email to AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov or contact Lindsay Burton at...

  16. 78 FR 14102 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-04

    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council AGENCY: Department of Homeland... Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) will meet on March 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The meeting will... the meeting, send an email to AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov or contact Lindsay Burton at...

  17. Homeland security in the USA: past, present, and future.

    PubMed

    Kemp, Roger L

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the evolving and dynamic field of homeland security in the USA. Included in this analysis is the evolution of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, an overview of the National Warning System, a summary of citizen support groups, and how the field of homeland security has had an impact on the location and architecture of public buildings and facilities. Also included are website directories of citizen support groups and federal agencies related to the field of homeland security. PMID:22948103

  18. Science and Technology Challenges for Homeland Security

    SciTech Connect

    Murray, C A

    2006-03-24

    Preventing and protecting against catastrophic terrorism is a complex and dynamic challenge. Small groups or individuals can use advanced technology to cause massive destruction, and the rapid pace of technology and ease of information dissemination continually gives terrorists new tools. A 100% defense is not possible. It's a numbers problem--there are simply too many possible targets to protect and too many potential attack scenarios and adversaries to defend against. However, science and technology (S&T) is a powerful force multiplier for defense. We must use S&T to get ahead of the game by making terrorist attacks more difficult to execute, more likely to be interdicted, and less devastating in terms of casualties, economic damage, or lasting disruption. Several S&T areas have potential to significantly enhance homeland security efforts with regard to detecting radiation, pathogens, explosives, and chemical signatures of weapons activities. All of these areas require interdisciplinary research and development (R&D), and many critically depend on advances in materials science. For example, the science of nuclear signatures lies at the core of efforts to develop enhanced radiation detection and nuclear attribution capabilities. Current radiation detectors require cryogenic cooling and are too bulky and expensive. Novel signatures of nuclear decay, new detector materials that provide high resolution at ambient temperatures, and new imaging detectors are needed. Such technologies will improve our ability to detect and locate small, distant, or moving sources and to discriminate threat materials from legitimate sources. A more complete understanding of isotopic ratios via secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS), NanoSIMS, or yet-to-be-developed technologies is required to elucidate critical characteristics of nuclear materials (e.g., isotopics, age, reprocessing) in order to identify their source and route history. S&T challenges abound in the biodefense arena as

  19. 78 FR 17219 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-20

    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation AGENCY: Science... Meeting for Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC). SUMMARY: The meeting of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee scheduled for March 21, 2013 from...

  20. Department of Homeland Security Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-26

    ... Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) 11/05/03 68 FR 62613 Notice--Imposition of ASIF; Comment Period... Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) (Market Share)........ 1652-AA43 Federal Emergency Management.... MODIFICATION OF THE AVIATION SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FEE (ASIF) (MARKET SHARE) Legal Authority: 49 USC...

  1. Department of Homeland Security Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-20

    ...: Action Date FR Cite Notice; Requesting Comment- Imposition of the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee... Modification of the Aviation Security Infrastructure Fee (ASIF) (Market Share)........ 1652-AA43 Department of... Administration (TSA) 389. MODIFICATION OF THE AVIATION SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FEE (ASIF) (MARKET SHARE)...

  2. 75 FR 20371 - Homeland Security Advisory Council

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-19

    ... Countering Violent Extremism Working Group. DATES: The HSAC conference call will take place from 4 p.m. to 5... publication 15 days prior to a meeting. The HSAC will meet to review the Countering Violent Extremism...

  3. 75 FR 18516 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-12

    ...The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet April 20-22, 2010 at the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, 110 Thomas Johnson Drive, Suite 400, Frederick, MD. This meeting will be closed to the...

  4. 77 FR 66351 - Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council

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    ... ] Executive Order 13629 of October 26, 2012 Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council... homeland security priorities. Partnerships are collaborative working relationships in which the goals... improve performance. Partnerships enhance our ability to address homeland security priorities,...

  5. How Homeland Security Affects Spatial Information

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zellmer, Linda

    2004-01-01

    A recent article in Security-Focus described the fact that several U.S. government buildings in Washington DC could no longer be clearly seen by people using MapQuest's aerial photo database. In addition, the photos of these buildings were altered at the Web sites wherein they are posted at the request of the U.S. Secret Service. This is an…

  6. 8 CFR 2.1 - Authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Security. 2.1 Section 2.1 Aliens and Nationality DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL PROVISIONS AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY § 2.1 Authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security. All authorities and functions of the Department of Homeland Security to administer and enforce the...

  7. 75 FR 32723 - Revision of Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; Limitations on Subcontracting...

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    ... SECURITY 48 CFR Parts 3015, 3016, and 3052 RIN 1601-AA43 Revision of Department of Homeland Security...: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its Homeland Security Acquisition... of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Acquisition Policy and...

  8. Germanium Detectors in Homeland Security at PNNL

    SciTech Connect

    Stave, Sean C.

    2015-05-01

    Neutron and gamma-ray detection is used for non-proliferation and national security applications. While lower energy resolution detectors such as NaI(Tl) have their place, high purity germanium (HPGe) also has a role to play. A detection with HPGe is often a characterization due to the very high energy resolution. However, HPGe crystals remain small and expensive leaving arrays of smaller crystals as an excellent solution. PNNL has developed two similar HPGe arrays for two very different applications. One array, the Multisensor Aerial Radiation Survey (MARS) detector is a fieldable array that has been tested on trucks, boats, and helicopters. The CASCADES HPGe array is an array designed to assay samples in a low background environment. The history of HPGe arrays at PNNL and the development of MARS and CASCADES will be detailed in this paper along with some of the other applications of HPGe at PNNL.

  9. Germanium detectors in homeland security at PNNL

    SciTech Connect

    Stave, S.

    2015-05-01

    Neutron and gamma-ray detection is used for non-proliferation and national security applications. While lower energy resolution detectors such as NaI(Tl) have their place, high purity germanium (HPGe) also has a role to play. A detection with HPGe is often a characterization due to the very high energy resolution. However, HPGe crystals remain small and expensive leaving arrays of smaller crystals as an excellent solution. PNNL has developed two similar HPGe arrays for two very different applications. One array, the Multisensor Aerial Radiation Survey (MARS) detector is a fieldable array that has been tested on trucks, boats, and helicopters. The CASCADES HPGe array is an array designed to assay samples in a low background environment. The history of HPGe arrays at PNNL and the development of MARS and CASCADES will be detailed in this paper along with some of the other applications of HPGe at PNNL.

  10. Germanium detectors in homeland security at PNNL

    DOE PAGESBeta

    Stave, S.

    2015-05-01

    Neutron and gamma-ray detection is used for non-proliferation and national security applications. While lower energy resolution detectors such as NaI(Tl) have their place, high purity germanium (HPGe) also has a role to play. A detection with HPGe is often a characterization due to the very high energy resolution. However, HPGe crystals remain small and expensive leaving arrays of smaller crystals as an excellent solution. PNNL has developed two similar HPGe arrays for two very different applications. One array, the Multisensor Aerial Radiation Survey (MARS) detector is a fieldable array that has been tested on trucks, boats, and helicopters. The CASCADESmore » HPGe array is an array designed to assay samples in a low background environment. The history of HPGe arrays at PNNL and the development of MARS and CASCADES will be detailed in this paper along with some of the other applications of HPGe at PNNL.« less

  11. 75 FR 8096 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-023...

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    ... Security Administration--023 Workplace Violence Prevention Program System of Records AGENCY: Privacy Office..., ``Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration--023 Workplace Violence Prevention... and maintain records on their Workplace Violence Prevention Program. Additionally, the Department...

  12. Nanomaterials and their application to defense and homeland security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reynolds, John G.; Hart, Bradley R.

    2004-01-01

    A critical issue to homeland security and defense is the development of broad range collectors and detectors of weapons of mass destruction. Nanoscience and nanotechnology are increasingly important in the area of such separation and detection. This article presents an overview of the research at the Forensic Science Center at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to develop nanostructured materials for applications to forensics and homeland security. Among the many types of nanomaterials reviewed are silica-based materials, molecular imprinted polymers, and silicon platforms. The main aim of the article is to optimize these new classes of materials for the collection concentration and detection of chemical weapons or other related compounds.

  13. Overview of nuclear detection needs for homeland security

    SciTech Connect

    Valentine, T. E.

    2006-07-01

    The need for advanced and improved nuclear detection systems is paramount to address the challenges facing the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. The DHS is responsible for developing broad based nuclear detection architecture for discovery of nuclear materials that may be smuggled into or in transit within the U.S. The implementation of this architecture requires the design, development, and deployment of a suite of nuclear detection systems with varying capabilities and operational constraints. This paper provides an overview of the nuclear detection needs for homeland security applications that encompasses both passive and active detection systems that range from hand-held to vehicle deployable systems. (authors)

  14. Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9

    2013-09-17

    07/29/2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  15. Homeland Security: A Role for the Community Colleges.

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    Pfefferbaum, Rose

    2002-01-01

    Identifies the elements of a comprehensive community college terrorism preparedness program and outlines the rationale for a national network of community college programs devoted to homeland security. Argues that community colleges are an ideal venue for reaching the general public, providing information about disasters, and developing service…

  16. Homeland Security Science and Technology Authorization Act of 2010

    THOMAS, 111th Congress

    Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11

    2010-03-15

    07/21/2010 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions) Tracker: This bill has the status Passed HouseHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. 6 CFR Appendix B to Part 5 - Public Reading Rooms of the Department of Homeland Security

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Public Reading Rooms of the Department of Homeland Security B Appendix B to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION Pt. 5, App. B Appendix B to Part 5—Public Reading Rooms of the Department of Homeland Security...

  18. Ergonomics issues in national identity card for homeland security.

    PubMed

    Yeow, Paul H P; Yuen, Y Y; Loo, W H

    2013-09-01

    Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attack, many countries are considering the use of smart national identity card (SNIC) which has the ability to identify terrorists due to its biometric verification function. However, there are many ergonomics issues in the use of SNIC, e.g. card credibility. This research presents a case study survey of Malaysian users. Although most citizens (>96%) own MyKad (Malaysia SNIC), many do not carry it around and use its applications. This defeats one of its main purposes, i.e. combating terrorism. Thus, the research investigates ergonomics issues affecting the citizens' Intention to Use (ITU) MyKad for homeland security by using an extended technology acceptance model. Five hundred questionnaires were collected and analysed using structural equation modelling. Results show that perceived credibility and performance expectancy are the key issues. The findings provide many countries with insights into methods of addressing ergonomics issues and increasing adoption of SNIC for homeland security. PMID:22841592

  19. Emergency management and homeland security: Exploring the relationship.

    PubMed

    Kahan, Jerome H

    2015-01-01

    In the years after the 9/11 tragedy, the United States continues to face risks from all forms of major disasters, from potentially dangerous terrorist attacks to catastrophic acts of nature. Professionals in the fields of emergency management and homeland security have responsibilities for ensuring that all levels of government, urban areas and communities, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and individual citizens are prepared to deal with such hazards though actions that reduce risks to lives and property. Regrettably, the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's ability to deal with disasters is unnecessarily challenged by the absence of a common understanding on how these fields are related in the workforce and educational arenas. Complicating matters further is the fact that neither of these fields has developed agreed definitions. In many ways, homeland security and emergency management have come to represent two different worlds and cultures. These conditions can have a deleterious effect on preparedness planning for public and private stakeholders across the nation when coordinated responses among federal, state, and local activities are essential for dealing with consequential hazards. This article demonstrates that the fields of emergency management and homeland security share many responsibilities but are not identical in scope or skills. It argues that emergency management should be considered a critical subset of the far broader and more strategic field of homeland security. From analytically based conclusions, it recommends five steps that be taken to bring these fields closer together to benefit more from their synergist relationship as well as from their individual contributions. PMID:26750811

  20. Purdue University graduate certificate program in Veterinary Homeland Security.

    PubMed

    Amass, Sandra F; Blossom, Thaddaeus D; Ash, Marianne; McCay, Don; Mattix, Marc E

    2008-01-01

    Our nation lacks a critical mass of professionals trained to prevent and respond to food- and animal-related emergencies. Training veterinarians provides an immediate means of addressing this shortage of experts. Achievement of critical mass to effectively address animal-related emergencies is expedited by concurrent training of professionals and graduate students in related areas. Purdue University offers a Web-based Graduate Certificate in Veterinary Homeland Security to address this special area of need. The program is a collaborative effort among the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, the Purdue Homeland Security Institute, the Indiana State Board of Animal Health, the Indiana State Police, and others with the overall goal of increasing capacity and preparedness to manage animal-related emergencies. Individuals with expertise in veterinary medicine, public health, animal science, or homeland security are encouraged to participate. The Web-based system allows courses to be delivered efficiently and effectively around the world and allows participants to continue their graduate education while maintaining full-time jobs. Participants enhance their understanding of natural and intentional threats to animal health, strengthen their skills in managing animal-health emergencies, and develop problem-solving expertise to become effective members of animal emergency response teams and of their communities. Students receive graduate credit from Purdue University that can be used toward the certificate and toward an advanced graduate degree. Currently, 70 participants from 28 states; Washington, DC; Singapore; and Bermuda are enrolled. PMID:18723810

  1. 78 FR 66949 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

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    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) AGENCY: Science and.... SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on December 4... Department of Homeland Security ] (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate, 1120 Vermont Avenue NW., (Room...

  2. 78 FR 14101 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

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    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) AGENCY: Science and.... SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) will meet on March 21... business. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science...

  3. 78 FR 35295 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity...

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    ... SECURITY Agency Information Collection Activities: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity...-NEW. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity Education Office, will submit the....gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II, Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 121(d)(1) To...

  4. 78 FR 24669 - Reorganization of Regulations on the Adjudication of Department of Homeland Security Practitioner...

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    ... Security Practitioner Disciplinary Cases, 77 FR 2011 (Jan. 13, 2012). The Homeland Security Act of 2002, as... Regulations on the Adjudication of Department of Homeland Security Practitioner Disciplinary Cases AGENCY... that are the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This rule also...

  5. 77 FR 54835 - Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Revision Initiative [HSAR Case 2009-002...

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    ... SECURITY 48 CFR Part 3052 RIN 1601-AA28 Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR); Revision... appropriate date of ``(SEP 2012)''. The final rule amended multiple sections of the Homeland Security... length of certain noncompetitive contracts entered into by the Department of Homeland Security...

  6. 75 FR 9899 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications... Division, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th...

  7. 76 FR 54234 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications... Goldthorp, Associate Bureau Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal...

  8. 75 FR 56533 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications... presenting their proposed recommendations on issues such as public safety consolidation, E911 reliability and... Chief for Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Public Safety and Homeland Security...

  9. 77 FR 12054 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications... Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Room 7-...

  10. 78 FR 28867 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-014...

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    ...In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/U.S.......

  11. Health-based Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) for Homeland Security

    SciTech Connect

    Adeshina, Femi; Sonich-Mullin, Synthia; Wood, Carol S

    2009-01-01

    In compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive No.8, the US EPA National Homeland Security Research Center, in collaboration with the Department of Energy, is developing health-based Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) for priority toxic industrial chemicals, pesticides, and chemical warfare agents in air and drinking water. The PALs Program will provide exposure levels to assist emergency response decision-making, and to serve as criteria for determining re-use and re-entry into affected areas resulting from transport/storage accidents, natural disasters, and subversive activities. PALs are applicable at federal, state, and local levels, and are intended for use in homeland security efforts, public health, law enforcement, and emergency response, as well as decisions by water utilities, and national and regional EPA offices. PALS have not been promulgated nor have they been formally issued as regulatory guidance. They are intended to be used at the discretion of risk managers in emergency situations when site specific risk assessments are not available. Three levels (PAL 1, PAL 2, and PAL 3), distinguished by severity of toxic effects, are developed for 24-hour, 30-day, 90-day, and 2-year durations of potential drinking water and inhalation exposures for the general public. Draft PALs are evaluated both by an EPA working group, and an external multidisciplinary panel to ensure scientific credibility and wide acceptance. In this issue, we present background information on the PAL program, the methodology used in deriving PALs, and the technical support documents for the derivation of PALs for acrylonitrile, phosgene, hydrogen chloride, and hydrogen sulfide.

  12. 78 FR 45255 - Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC)

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    ...The Secretary of Homeland Security has determined that the renewal of the charter of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee (HSSTAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate's performance of its duties. This determination follows consultation with the Committee Management......

  13. 78 FR 14629 - 10th Anniversary of the United States Department of Homeland Security

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    ... Homeland Security By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Ten years ago, when the... world, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) opened its doors with a single task... challenges the future holds. Homeland security cannot begin and end with the Federal Government; it...

  14. Overview of accelerators with potential use in homeland security

    SciTech Connect

    Garnett, Robert W.

    2015-01-01

    Quite a broad range of accelerators have been applied to solving many of the challenging problems related to homeland security and defense. These accelerator systems range from relatively small, simple, and compact, to large and complex, based on the specific application requirements. They have been used or proposed as sources of primary and secondary probe beams for applications such as radiography and to induce specific reactions that are key signatures for detecting conventional explosives or fissile material. A brief overview and description of these accelerator systems, their specifications, and application will be presented. Some recent technology trends will also be discussed.

  15. Bayesian truthing and experimental validation in homeland security and defense

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jannson, Tomasz; Forrester, Thomas; Wang, Wenjian; Kostrzewski, Andrew; Pradhan, Ranjit

    2014-05-01

    In this paper we discuss relations between Bayesian Truthing (experimental validation), Bayesian statistics, and Binary Sensing in the context of selected Homeland Security and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) optical and nonoptical application scenarios. The basic Figure of Merit (FoM) is Positive Predictive Value (PPV), as well as false positives and false negatives. By using these simple binary statistics, we can analyze, classify, and evaluate a broad variety of events including: ISR; natural disasters; QC; and terrorism-related, GIS-related, law enforcement-related, and other C3I events.

  16. Overview of Accelerators with Potential Use in Homeland Security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Garnett, Robert W.

    Quite a broad range of accelerators have been applied to solving many of the challenging problems related to homeland security and defense. These accelerator systems range from relatively small, simple, and compact, to large and complex, based on the specific application requirements. They have been used or proposed as sources of primary and secondary probe beams for applications such as radiography and to induce specific reactions that are key signatures for detecting conventional explosives or fissile material. A brief overview and description of these accelerator systems, their specifications, and application will be presented. Some recent technology trends will also be discussed.

  17. Overview of accelerators with potential use in homeland security

    DOE PAGESBeta

    Garnett, Robert W.

    2015-01-01

    Quite a broad range of accelerators have been applied to solving many of the challenging problems related to homeland security and defense. These accelerator systems range from relatively small, simple, and compact, to large and complex, based on the specific application requirements. They have been used or proposed as sources of primary and secondary probe beams for applications such as radiography and to induce specific reactions that are key signatures for detecting conventional explosives or fissile material. A brief overview and description of these accelerator systems, their specifications, and application will be presented. Some recent technology trends will also bemore » discussed.« less

  18. Field-Capable Biodetection Devices for Homeland Security Missions

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    Dougherty, G M; Clague, D S; Miles, R R

    2007-04-05

    Biodetection instrumentation that is capable of functioning effectively outside the controlled laboratory environment is critical for the detection of health threats, and is a crucial technology for Health Security. Experience in bringing technologies from the basic research laboratory to integrated fieldable instruments suggests lessons for the engineering of these systems. This overview will cover several classes of such devices, with examples from systems developed for homeland security missions by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Recent trends suggest that front-end sample processing is becoming a critical performance-determining factor for many classes of fieldable biodetection devices. This paper introduces some results of a recent study that was undertaken to assess the requirements and potential technologies for next-generation integrated sample processing.

  19. Wireless sensors and sensor networks for homeland security applications

    PubMed Central

    Potyrailo, Radislav A.; Nagraj, Nandini; Surman, Cheryl; Boudries, Hacene; Lai, Hanh; Slocik, Joseph M.; Kelley-Loughnane, Nancy; Naik, Rajesh R.

    2012-01-01

    New sensor technologies for homeland security applications must meet the key requirements of sensitivity to detect agents below risk levels, selectivity to provide minimal false-alarm rates, and response speed to operate in high throughput environments, such as airports, sea ports, and other public places. Chemical detection using existing sensor systems is facing a major challenge of selectivity. In this review, we provide a brief summary of chemical threats of homeland security importance; focus in detail on modern concepts in chemical sensing; examine the origins of the most significant unmet needs in existing chemical sensors; and, analyze opportunities, specific requirements, and challenges for wireless chemical sensors and wireless sensor networks (WSNs). We further review a new approach for selective chemical sensing that involves the combination of a sensing material that has different response mechanisms to different species of interest, with a transducer that has a multi-variable signal-transduction ability. This new selective chemical-sensing approach was realized using an attractive ubiquitous platform of battery-free passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags adapted for chemical sensing. We illustrate the performance of RFID sensors developed in measurements of toxic industrial materials, humidity-independent detection of toxic vapors, and detection of chemical-agent simulants, explosives, and strong oxidizers. PMID:23175590

  20. 19 CFR 111.34 - Undue influence upon Department of Homeland Security employees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY CUSTOMS BROKERS Duties and Responsibilities of Customs Brokers § 111.34 Undue influence upon Department of Homeland Security employees. A broker must not influence or attempt to influence the conduct of any representative of the Department of Homeland...

  1. 6 CFR Appendix B to Part 5 - Public Reading Rooms of the Department of Homeland Security

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... please consult 19 CFR 103.1). U.S. Secret Service, Main Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW... 6 Domestic Security 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Public Reading Rooms of the Department of Homeland Security B Appendix B to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF...

  2. 78 FR 34665 - Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC); Meeting

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    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC); Meeting AGENCY: OPS/OCIO, DHS... Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) will meet on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 from 1 p.m...: http://www.dhs.gov/homeland-security-information-network-advisory-committee . There is a meeting...

  3. 6 CFR 25.9 - Procedures for certification of approved products for Homeland Security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Procedures for certification of approved products for Homeland Security. 25.9 Section 25.9 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY REGULATIONS TO SUPPORT ANTI-TERRORISM BY FOSTERING EFFECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES § 25.9 Procedures for certification of approved...

  4. Potential applications of SMART Layer technology for homeland security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kumar, Amrita; Wu, H. Felix; Lin, Mark; Beard, Shawn; Qing, Xinlin; Zhang, Chang; Hamilton, Michael; Ikegami, Roy

    2004-07-01

    The SMART Layer (reg. TM) manufactured by Acellent is a thin flexible layer with a network of miniature piezoelectric actuators and sensors that can be embedded inside or mounted onto metal and composite structures to acquire information on structural integrity. Currently, SMART Layers (reg. TM) are used to assess the condition of structures and to monitor impact events. The layers can be used to perform built-in structural inspection by exciting the devices with a periodic or transient burst controlled input and analyzing the corresponding structural response. The technology can also be applied to areas concerned with Homeland Security. For example, the technology can be used for motion monitoring and monitoring of structures used in defense applications. By having a network of sensors that monitor loads on a structure, it is possible to monitor the movement of people by measuring the loads exerted by them. The SMART Layer (reg. TM) technology can be used to enhance the readiness of structures used for homeland defense such as manned and unmanned aircraft, missiles and radar systems. It can also be used to monitor a pipeline network for any terrorist related activity that can potentially damage the pipe system. A brief overview of such potential applications is presented here.

  5. Nuclear Theory for Astrophysics, Stockpile Stewardship, and Homeland Security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hayes, Anna

    2004-10-01

    A large number of problems key to astrophysics, stockpile stewardship, and homeland defense rely on knowledge of nuclear physics in regimes inaccessible to experiment. In stellar and nuclear explosions unstable nuclei and nuclear isomers are produced in copious quantities and are used to diagnose the explosion. Similarly, analysis of the unstable nuclei from the debris will be key to attribution in the event of a terrorist domestic nuclear attack. In the case of nuclear non-proliferation a number of new schemes are being considered by the IAEA to address the ever greater needs, including neutrino monitoring of the plutonium content of reactors. For all of these problems detailed nuclear theory is required. In this talk I discuss the theoretical physics needs for the type of problems of overlapping interest to astrophysics and national security.

  6. A Geospatial Integrated Problem Solving Environment for Homeland Security Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Koch, Daniel B

    2010-01-01

    Effective planning, response, and recovery (PRR) involving terrorist attacks or natural disasters come with a vast array of information needs. Much of the required information originates from disparate sources in widely differing formats. However, one common attribute the information often possesses is physical location. The organization and visualization of this information can be critical to the success of the PRR mission. Organizing information geospatially is often the most intuitive for the user. In the course of developing a field tool for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for Bombing Prevention, a geospatial integrated problem solving environment software framework was developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This framework has proven useful as well in a number of other DHS, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy projects. An overview of the software architecture along with application examples are presented.

  7. Application of telecom planar lightwave circuits for homeland security sensing

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Veldhuis, Gert J.; Elders, Job; van Weerden, Harm; Amersfoort, Martin

    2004-03-01

    Over the past decade, a massive effort has been made in the development of planar lightwave circuits (PLCs) for application in optical telecommunications. Major advances have been made, on both the technological and functional performance front. Highly sophisticated software tools that are used to tailor designs to required functional performance support these developments. In addition extensive know-how in the field of packaging, testing, and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) has been built up in the struggle for meeting the stringent Telcordia requirements that apply to telecom products. As an example, silica-on-silicon is now a mature technology available at several industrial foundries around the world, where, on the performance front, the arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG) has evolved into an off-the-shelf product. The field of optical chemical-biological (CB) sensors for homeland security application can greatly benefit from the advances as described above. In this paper we discuss the currently available technologies, device concepts, and modeling tools that have emerged from the telecommunications arena and that can effectively be applied to the field of homeland security. Using this profound telecom knowledge base, standard telecom components can readily be tailored for detecting CB agents. Designs for telecom components aim at complete isolation from the environment to exclude impact of environmental parameters on optical performance. For sensing applications, the optical path must be exposed to the measurand, in this area additional development is required beyond what has already been achieved in telecom development. We have tackled this problem, and are now in a position to apply standard telecom components for CB sensing. As an example, the application of an AWG as a refractometer is demonstrated, and its performance evaluated.

  8. Health-based Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) for homeland security.

    PubMed

    Adeshina, Femi; Sonich-Mullin, Cynthia; Ross, Robert H; Wood, Carol S

    2009-12-01

    The Homeland Security Presidential Directive #8 (HSPD-8) for National Emergency Preparedness was issued to " establish policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all- hazards preparedness goal. "In response to HSPD-8 and HSPD-22 (classified) on Domestic Chemical Defense, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) is developing health-based Provisional Advisory Levels (PALs) for priority chemicals (including chemical warfare agents, pesticides, and toxic industrial chemicals) in air and drinking water. PALs are temporary values that will neither be promulgated, nor be formally issued as regulatory guidance. They are intended to be used at the discretion of risk managers in emergency situations. The PAL Program provides advisory exposure levels for chemical agents to assist in emergency planning and response decision-making, and to aid in making informed risk management decisions for evacuation, temporary re-entry into affected areas, and resumed-use of infrastructure, such as water resources. These risk management decisions may be made at the federal, state, and local levels. Three exposure levels (PAL 1, PAL 2, and PAL 3), distinguished by severity of toxic effects, are developed for 24-hour, 30-day, 90-day, and 2-year durations for potential exposure to drinking water and ambient air by the general public. Developed PALs are evaluated both by a US EPA working group, and an external multidisciplinary panel to ensure scientific credibility and wide acceptance. In this Special Issue publication, we present background information on the PAL program, the methodology used in deriving PALs, and the technical support documents for the derivation of PALs for acrylonitrile, hydrogen sulfide, and phosgene. PMID:19814653

  9. Wearable high-tech gear for homeland security personnel

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Venkateswarlu, Ronda; Hui Wei, Choo; Li Lian, Ngiam; Lim, E. T.; Zhu, Zijian; Yang, Mingjiang

    2006-05-01

    Recent homeland security problems in various countries indicate that fixed surveillance systems at important places are not adequate enough. As the security threats take new dimensions in future, mobile smart security personnel wearing high-tech gear will form the basic infrastructure. See first, listen first, detect first, track first, communicate first with peers, assess the threat and coordinate with security head-quarters are the functions of high-tech gear. This paper proposes a high-tech gear involving (i) hands-free and obtrusion-free textile-based wearable microphone array to capture users voice and interface with body-worn computer, (ii) microphone arrays embedded in textiles to listen and record others voices from a distance, (iii) miniature cameras embedded in the shirt to provide the user with omni vision (iv) wireless personal display as GUI hidden in textile or natural glasses, (v) GPS and body area network for positional awareness for information in the form of text or textile integrated, (vi) reconfigurable HW/SW for all the above functions configured in the form of a usual belt. The main focus of this paper is how to configure the high-tech gear with all these sophisticated functions to disappear into the natural wearables of the user giving him normal look in the public. This project is sponsored by Defence Science & Technology Agency, Ministry of Defence, Singapore. This paper covers multi-discipline technologies at system level, hence not possible to go into details of any subsystem. The main objective of this paper is to share our thoughts and get feedback. Progress and some critical design issues are discussed in this paper.

  10. 75 FR 8088 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-023 Personnel Security Management System...

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    ... Management System of Records (74 FR 3084, January 16, 2009) for the collection and maintenance of records... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--023 Personnel... to update and reissue Department of Homeland Security/ALL--023 Personnel Security Management...

  11. 78 FR 55657 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Transportation...

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    ...The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration-021, TSA Pre[check]TM; Application Program System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt......

  12. 78 FR 71631 - Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC)

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    ... SECURITY Committee Name: Homeland Security Information Network Advisory Committee (HSINAC) AGENCY... Management; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. SUMMARY: The Homeland Security Information Network..., an online web-conferencing tool and via teleconference. The meeting will be open to the public....

  13. 75 FR 7979 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-027 The...

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    ...: The History of the Department of Homeland Security System of Records (69 FR 56781, September 22, 2004... of Homeland Security/ALL-027 The History of the Department of Homeland Security System of Records... Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security/ALL-027 The History of the Department of...

  14. Rapid response radiation sensors for homeland security applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy; Maurer, Richard; Guss, Paul

    2014-09-01

    The National Security Technologies, LLC, Remote Sensing Laboratory is developing a rapid response radiation detection system for homeland security field applications. The intelligence-driven system is deployed only when non-radiological information about the target is verifiable. The survey area is often limited, so the detection range is small; in most cases covering a distance of 10 meters or less suffices. Definitive response is required in no more than 3 seconds and should minimize false negative alarms, but can err on the side of positive false alarms. The detection system is rapidly reconfigurable in terms of size, shape, and outer appearance; it is a plug-and-play system. Multiple radiation detection components (viz., two or more sodium iodide scintillators) are used to independently "over-determine" the existence of the threat object. Rapid response electronic dose rate meters are also included in the equipment suite. Carefully studied threat signatures are the basis of the decision making. The use of Rad-Detect predictive modeling provides information on the nature of the threat object. Rad-Detect provides accurate dose rate from heavily shielded large sources; for example those lost in Mexico were Category 1 radiation sources (~3,000 Ci of 60Co), the most dangerous of five categories defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Taken out of their shielding containers, Category 1 sources can kill anyone who is exposed to them at close range for a few minutes to an hour. Whenever possible sub-second data acquisition will be attempted, and, when deployed, the system will be characterized for false alarm rates. Although the radiation detection materials selected are fast (viz., faster scintillators), their speed is secondary to sensitivity, which is of primary importance. Results from these efforts will be discussed and demonstrated.

  15. Communicating Health Risks under Pressure: Homeland Security Applications

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    Garrahan, K.G.; Collie, S.L.

    2006-07-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) Threat and Consequence Assessment Division (TCAD) within the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) has developed a tool for rapid communication of health risks and likelihood of exposure in preparation for terrorist incidents. The Emergency Consequence Assessment Tool (ECAT) is a secure web-based tool designed to make risk assessment and consequence management faster and easier for high priority terrorist threat scenarios. ECAT has been designed to function as 'defensive play-book' for health advisors, first responders, and decision-makers by presenting a series of evaluation templates for priority scenarios that can be modified for site-specific applications. Perhaps most importantly, the risk communication aspect is considered prior to an actual release event, so that management or legal advisors can concur on general risk communication content in preparation for press releases that can be anticipated in case of an actual emergency. ECAT serves as a one-stop source of information for retrieving toxicological properties for agents of concern, estimating exposure to these agents, characterizing health risks, and determining what actions need to be undertaken to mitigate the risks. ECAT has the capability to be used at a command post where inputs can be checked and communicated while the response continues in real time. This front-end planning is intended to fill the gap most commonly identified during tabletop exercises: a need for concise, timely, and informative risk communication to all parties. Training and customization of existing chemical and biological release scenarios with modeling of exposure to air and water, along with custom risk communication 'messages' intended for public, press, shareholders, and other partners enable more effective communication during times of crisis. For DOE, the ECAT could serve as a prototype that would be amenable to

  16. COAMPS Application to Global and Homeland Security Threat Problems

    SciTech Connect

    Chin, H S; Glascoe, L G

    2004-09-14

    Atmospheric dispersion problems have received more attention with regard to global and homeland security than their conventional roles in air pollution and local hazard assessment in the post 9/11 era. Consequently, there is growing interest to characterize meteorology uncertainty at both low and high altitudes (below and above 30 km, respectively). A 3-D Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Prediction System (COAMPS, developed by Naval Research Laboratory; Hodur, 1997) is used to address LLNL's task. The objective of this report is focused on the effort at the improvement of COAMPS forecast to address the uncertainty issue, and to provide new capability for high-altitude forecast. To assess the atmospheric dispersion behavior in a wider range of meteorological conditions and to expand its vertical scope for the potential threat at high altitudes, several modifications of COAMPS are needed to meet the project goal. These improvements include (1) the long-range forecast capability to show the variability of meteorological conditions at a much larger time scale (say, a year), and (2) the model physics enhancement to provide new capability for high-altitude forecast.

  17. 77 FR 70777 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission....

  18. 75 FR 74050 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Communications...

  19. 6 CFR Appendix A to Part 5 - FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security

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    2011-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security A Appendix A to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE... of the Department of Homeland Security I. For the following Headquarters components of the...

  20. 6 CFR Appendix A to Part 5 - FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security

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    2013-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security A Appendix A to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE... of the Department of Homeland Security I. For the following Headquarters components of the...

  1. 6 CFR Appendix A to Part 5 - FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security

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    2014-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security A Appendix A to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE... of the Department of Homeland Security I. For the following Headquarters components of the...

  2. 76 FR 60387 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Federal...

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    2011-09-29

    ...The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency-012 Suspicious Activity Reporting System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt portions of the system of......

  3. Homeland Security Education: Managerial versus Nonmanagerial Market Perspectives of an Academic Program

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    Doss, Daniel; Henley, Russ; McElreath, David; Lackey, Hilliard; Jones, Don; Gokaraju, Balakrishna; Sumrall, William

    2016-01-01

    The authors discuss the findings of a market study that preceded the offering of an academic program in homeland security. The university disseminated a mail survey to gain data for analysis of variance testing of several hypotheses regarding market perceptions of the intended homeland security program offering. Stratification involved segregating…

  4. 76 FR 8755 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-032 Official Passport Application and...

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    ... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--032 Official... titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ ALL--032 Official Passport Application and Maintenance Records..., Privacy Office, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All...

  5. 77 FR 70792 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004 General Information Technology...

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    ... DHS/ALL-004 General Information Technology Access Account Records System of Records (73 FR 28139, May... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004 General... Homeland Security system of records notice titled, Department of Homeland Security/ALL-004...

  6. Ethernet-based integrated surveillance system for homeland security and homeland defense

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schooley, Michael G.; Thompson, Dean

    2004-09-01

    This report documents the results of an internal DRS effort to develop an Ethernet based integrated defense system to improve defense of cities, harbors, airports, power production, energy supplies, bridges, monuments, dams and so forth. Results of the integration of multiple SCOUT LPI radars and multiple Electro-optical targeting systems will be provided, illustrating the benefits of interfacing surveillance radars with imaging sensors to confirm detection and provide visual recognition and identification. An analysis of the handover errors will be provided including errors due to; sensor platforms location and orientation uncertainty, target location measurement errors, data latency and motion prediction errors, which contribute to target handoff and the re-acquisition timeline. These predictions will be compared to measured results. The system architecture will be defined including; security, support for both stationary and moving sensor platforms, remote control of sensor systems and distribution of imagery through the network and remote diagnostics, maintenance and software upgrades. Growth capabilities include secure wireless communication to/from moving platforms, integration with sonar and seismic sensors, cooperative location of friendly forces and acoustic detection and triangulation of gunshots with automated cueing of sensors and security forces to the shooters most probable location. The use of ad hoc multi-hopping wireless networking supplements hardwire networks, augments disaster response capabilities, provides high-speed communications for moving platforms and supplements GPS outage areas.

  7. 3 CFR 13629 - Executive Order 13629 of October 26, 2012. Establishing the White House Homeland Security...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    .... Establishing the White House Homeland Security Partnership Council 13629 Order 13629 Presidential Documents Executive Orders Executive Order 13629 of October 26, 2012 EO 13629 Establishing the White House Homeland... institutionalize an all-of-Nation effort to address the evolving threats to the United States. Sec. 2. White...

  8. An Exploratory Risk Perception Study of Attitudes Toward Homeland Security Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Sanquist, Thomas F.; Mahy, Heidi A.; Morris, Fred A.

    2008-08-01

    Understanding the issues surrounding public acceptance of homeland security systems is important for balancing security needs and potential civil liberties infringements. A psychometric survey was used to measure attitudes regarding homeland security systems. Psychometric rating data were obtained from 182 respondents on psychological attributes associated with 12 distinct types of homeland security systems. An inverse relationship was observed for the overall rating attributes of acceptability and risk of civil liberties infringement. Principal components analysis yielded a two factor solution, with the rating scale loading pattern suggesting factors of Perceived Effectiveness and Perceived Intrusiveness. These factors also showed an inverse relationship. The 12 different homeland security systems showed significantly different scores on the rating scales and PCA factors, which were used to rank the systems in terms of overall acceptability. Difference scores for the rating scales and PCA factors were used to compute a single acceptability value reflecting the relative weight of risks and benefits. Of the 12 systems studied, airport screening, canine detectors and radiation monitoring at borders were found to be relatively acceptable, i.e., the perceived benefits for homeland security outweighed the perceived risks to civil liberties. Students rated several systems as more effective than professionals, but the overall pattern of results for both types of subjects was similar. The data suggest that risk perception research and the psychometric paradigm are useful approaches for quantifying attitudes regarding homeland security systems and policies, and can be used to anticipate potentially significant public acceptance issues.

  9. 75 FR 7978 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Transportation...

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    ... Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-023 Workplace Violence... Security Administration-023 Workplace Violence Prevention Program System of Records and this proposed... a new system of records under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) titled, DHS/TSA-023 Workplace...

  10. 77 FR 12606 - Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council; Establishment and Meeting

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    ... SECURITY Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council; Establishment and Meeting AGENCY: Department of... Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties of the Office of Academic Engagement. This determination follows consultation with...

  11. 76 FR 23810 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Emergency Response...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... advises interested persons that the FCC Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety...

  12. 76 FR 10898 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Emergency Response...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission. ACTION... advises interested persons that the FCC Emergency Response Interoperability Center Public Safety...

  13. 78 FR 28761 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security U.S...

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    2013-05-16

    ...The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--014 Homeland Security Investigations Forensic Laboratory System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to exempt......

  14. 19 CFR 0.2 - All other CBP regulations issued under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... authority of the Department of Homeland Security. 0.2 Section 0.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY TRANSFERRED OR DELEGATED AUTHORITY § 0.2 All other CBP regulations issued under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security....

  15. Analytical Chemistry for Homeland Defense and National Security

    SciTech Connect

    S.Randolph Long; Dan rock; Gary Eiceman; Chris Rowe Taitt; Robert J.Cotter; Dean D.Fetterolf; David R.Walt; Basil I. Swanson; Scott A McLuckey; Robin L.Garrell; Scott D. Cunningham

    2002-08-18

    The budget was requested to support speaker expenses to attend and speak in the day long symposium at the ACS meeting. The purpose of the symposium was to encourage analytical chemists to contribute to national security.

  16. An exploratory risk perception study of attitudes toward homeland security systems.

    PubMed

    Sanquist, Thomas F; Mahy, Heidi; Morris, Frederic

    2008-08-01

    Understanding the issues surrounding public acceptance of homeland security systems is important for balancing security needs and potential civil liberties infringements. A psychometric survey was used in an exploratory study of attitudes regarding homeland security systems. Psychometric rating data were obtained from 182 respondents on psychological attributes associated with 12 distinct types of homeland security systems. An inverse relationship was observed for the overall rating attributes of acceptability and risk of civil liberties infringement. Principal components analysis (PCA) yielded a two-factor solution with the rating scale loading pattern suggesting factors of perceived effectiveness and perceived intrusiveness. These factors also showed an inverse relationship. The 12 different homeland security systems showed significantly different scores on the rating scales and PCA factors. Of the 12 systems studied, airport screening, canine detectors, and radiation monitoring at borders were found to be the most acceptable, while email monitoring, data mining, and global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking were found to be least acceptable. Students rated several systems as more effective than professionals, but the overall pattern of results for both types of subjects was similar. The data suggest that risk perception research and the psychometric paradigm are useful approaches for quantifying attitudes regarding homeland security systems and policies and can be used to anticipate potentially significant public acceptance issues. PMID:18627541

  17. 76 FR 42003 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Transportation...

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    ... notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register, 75 FR 7978, February 23, 2010, proposing to... published concurrently in the Federal Register, 75 FR 8096, February 23, 2010, and comments were invited on... of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration--023 Workplace Violence...

  18. Gamma-Ray Detectors: From Homeland Security to the Cosmos (443rd Brookhaven Lecture)

    SciTech Connect

    Bolotnikov, Aleksey

    2008-12-03

    Many radiation detectors are first developed for homeland security or industrial applications. Scientists, however, are continuously realizing new roles that these detectors can play in high-energy physics and astrophysics experiments. On Wednesday, December 3, join presenter Aleksey Bolotnikov, a physicist in the Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NNSD) and a co-inventor of the cadmium-zinc-telluride Frisch-ring (CdZnTe) detector, for the 443rd Brookhaven Lecture, entitled Gamma-Ray Detectors: From Homeland Security to the Cosmos. In his lecture, Bolotnikov will highlight two primary radiation-detector technologies: CdZnTe detectors and fluid-Xeon (Xe) detectors.

  19. 75 FR 8092 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-027 The History of the Department of...

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    2010-02-23

    ... Security System of Records (69 FR 56781, September 22, 2004) for the collection and maintenance of records... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--027 The History..., Department of Homeland Security-2004- 0004 Oral History Program: The History of the Department of...

  20. 76 FR 72428 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-017 General Legal Records System of Records

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    ... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--017 General... Security/ ALL--017 General Legal Records System of Records.'' This system will assist attorneys in..., Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must...

  1. 6 CFR Appendix A to Part 5 - FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 6 Domestic Security 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland Security A Appendix A to Part 5 Domestic Security DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS AND INFORMATION Pt. 5, App. A Appendix A to Part 5—FOIA/Privacy Act Offices of the Department of Homeland...

  2. Curriculum Evaluation and Revision in a Nascent Field: The Utility of the Retrospective Pretest-Posttest Model in a Homeland Security Program of Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pelfrey, William V., Sr.; Pelfrey, William V., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    Although most academic disciplines evolve at a measured pace, the emerging field of homeland security must, for reasons of safety and security, evolve rapidly. The Department of Homeland Security sponsored the establishment of a graduate educational program for key officials holding homeland security roles. Because homeland security is a nascent…

  3. Homeland security R&D roadmapping : risk-based methodological options.

    SciTech Connect

    Brandt, Larry D.

    2008-12-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the development and execution of a research and development (R&D) strategy to improve the nation's preparedness against terrorist threats. Current approaches to planning and prioritization of DHS research decisions are informed by risk assessment tools and processes intended to allocate resources to programs that are likely to have the highest payoff. Early applications of such processes have faced challenges in several areas, including characterization of the intelligent adversary and linkage to strategic risk management decisions. The risk-based analysis initiatives at Sandia Laboratories could augment the methodologies currently being applied by the DHS and could support more credible R&D roadmapping for national homeland security programs. Implementation and execution issues facing homeland security R&D initiatives within the national laboratories emerged as a particular concern in this research.

  4. Homeland security and public health: role of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Department of Homeland Security, and implications for the public health community.

    PubMed

    Koenig, Kristi L

    2003-01-01

    The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 led to the largest US Government transformation since the formation of the Department of Defense following World War II. More than 22 different agencies, in whole or in part, and >170,000 employees were reorganized to form a new Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with the primary mission to protect the American homeland. Legislation enacted in November 2002 transferred the entire Federal Emergency Management Agency and several Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) assets to DHS, including the Office of Emergency Response, and oversight for the National Disaster Medical System, Strategic National Stockpile, and Metropolitan Medical Response System. This created a potential separation of "health" and "medical" assets between the DHS and HHS. A subsequent presidential directive mandated the development of a National Incident Management System and an all-hazard National Response Plan. While no Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assets were targeted for transfer, the VA remains the largest integrated healthcare system in the nation with important support roles in homeland security that complement its primary mission to provide care to veterans. The Emergency Management Strategic Healthcare Group (EMSHG) within the VA's medical component, the Veteran Health Administration (VHA), is the executive agent for the VA's Fourth Mission, emergency management. In addition to providing comprehensive emergency management services to the VA, the EMSHG coordinates medical back-up to the Department of Defense, and assists the public via the National Disaster Medical System and the National Response Plan. This article describes the VA's role in homeland security and disasters, and provides an overview of the ongoing organizational and operational changes introduced by the formation of the new DHS. Challenges and opportunities for public health are highlighted. PMID:15310045

  5. Multimodal biometric digital watermarking on immigrant visas for homeland security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sasi, Sreela; Tamhane, Kirti C.; Rajappa, Mahesh B.

    2004-08-01

    Passengers with immigrant Visa's are a major concern to the International Airports due to the various fraud operations identified. To curb tampering of genuine Visa, the Visa's should contain human identification information. Biometric characteristic is a common and reliable way to authenticate the identity of an individual [1]. A Multimodal Biometric Human Identification System (MBHIS) that integrates iris code, DNA fingerprint, and the passport number on the Visa photograph using digital watermarking scheme is presented. Digital Watermarking technique is well suited for any system requiring high security [2]. Ophthalmologists [3], [4], [5] suggested that iris scan is an accurate and nonintrusive optical fingerprint. DNA sequence can be used as a genetic barcode [6], [7]. While issuing Visa at the US consulates, the DNA sequence isolated from saliva, the iris code and passport number shall be digitally watermarked in the Visa photograph. This information is also recorded in the 'immigrant database'. A 'forward watermarking phase' combines a 2-D DWT transformed digital photograph with the personal identification information. A 'detection phase' extracts the watermarked information from this VISA photograph at the port of entry, from which iris code can be used for identification and DNA biometric for authentication, if an anomaly arises.

  6. 76 FR 41274 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-033 Reasonable Accommodations Records...

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    ... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-033 Reasonable... to ] establish a new system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/ALL-033 Reasonable..., Washington, DC 20528. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket...

  7. 77 FR 33753 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP...

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    ...In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Homeland Security proposes to establish a new Department of Homeland Security system of records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP--017 Analytical Framework for Intelligence (AFI) System of Records.'' This system of records will allow the Department of Homeland Security/U.S.......

  8. 78 FR 31955 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate...

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    ... Records (72 FR 47057, August 22, 2007). This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security... Departure Information System (ADIS) System of Records'' (72 FR 47057, August 22, 2007). A Final Rule... (72 FR 46921). ADIS is a system for the storage and use of biographic, biometric indicator,...

  9. 76 FR 60067 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency-012...

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    .... 314; The Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended; the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention..., law enforcement, immigration, intelligence, or other functions consistent with the routine uses set...; Name (first, middle, and last); Address (number, street, apartment, city, and state); Age; Sex;...

  10. 76 FR 65512 - Record of Decision Addendum for the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation at...

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    ... (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), GSA Order PBS P 1095.1F (Environmental considerations in decision-making... ADMINISTRATION Record of Decision Addendum for the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation at... Administration (GSA). ACTION: Record of Decision Addendum. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the requirements of the...

  11. 75 FR 76465 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications...

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    ... COMMISSION Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau; Federal Advisory Committee Act; Communications... complete its work. As a significant amount of the Council's work focuses on public safety issues, it is... solutions and best practices for public safety communications and cybersecurity. Recognizing the...

  12. 75 FR 69689 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Office of Operations Coordination and...

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    ... Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (September 10, 2010, 75 FR 55335). DHS is issuing a Notice of... Center Database system of records, April 15, 2005, with the overall intent of narrowing the focus of... Operations Center Database system of records. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing...

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    2011-03-08

    ... Operations Center Database system of records, April 15, 2005, with the overall intent of narrowing the focus... Operations Center Database system of records. The Department of Homeland Security has issued a Notice of... from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), or on...

  14. 76 FR 8758 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency-002...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-15

    ... Homeland Security Internal Affairs system of records [November 18, 2008, 73 FR 67529]. The Department... Recovery Assistance (DRA) Files system of records [September 24, 2009, 74 FR 48763], which FEMA employees and/or contractors access via NEMIS when interacting with disaster assistance applicants or...

  15. 76 FR 42005 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Office of...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-18

    ... Register, March 8, 2011, 76 FR 12745, proposing to exempt portions of the system of records from one or... Register, March 8, 2011, 76 FR 12609, and comments were invited on both the NPRM and SORN. Public Comments... of Homeland Security Office of Operations Coordination and Planning-002 National Operations...

  16. 75 FR 19559 - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Seeks Informal Comment Regarding Revisions to the...

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    2010-04-15

    ...In this document, the Federal Communication Commission's (Commission) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) seeks informal comment regarding what, if any, changes to the Commission's rules governing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) might be necessitated by the introduction of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP), as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) deployment......

  17. 76 FR 18954 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Federal...

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    2011-04-06

    ... of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency DHS/FEMA-011 Training and Exercise Program... Agency--011 Training and Exercise Program Records System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In... DHS system of records titled, ``DHS/FEMA--011 Training and Exercise Program Records System of...

  18. 76 FR 42004 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security Federal...

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    2011-07-18

    ... the Federal Register, 76 FR 18954, April 6, 2011, proposing to exempt portions of the system of... (SORN) was published concurrently in the Federal Register, 76 FR 19107, April 6, 2011, and comments were... of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency--011 Training and Exercise Program...

  19. 75 FR 32676 - Revision of Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation; Restrictions on Foreign...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-09

    ... Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) at parts 3025 and 3052. 74 FR 41346, Aug. 17, 2009. This... significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities at 74 FR 41348-41349. We received no... procurement. 0 Accordingly, the interim rule amending 48 CFR Parts 3025 and 3052 which was published at 74...

  20. PRESERVING DRINKING WATER INTEGRITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES: HOMELAND SECURITY PRIORITIES OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    EPA Science Inventory

    A book chapter published in a 3-volume textbook series by the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Combating Terrorism Center. Book title: Homeland Security: Protecting America's Targets. The chapter is a review of background of water systems, impact of September 11, 2001, a...

  1. 77 FR 2011 - Reorganization of Regulations on the Adjudication of Department of Homeland Security Practitioner...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-13

    ...The Department of Justice is amending its regulations governing the discipline of immigration practitioners as follows. First, the Department is removing unnecessary regulations and adding appropriate references to applicable regulations of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Second, the Department is making technical amendments to the Executive Office for Immigration Review's (EOIR)......

  2. Photonics engineering: snapshot applications in healthcare, homeland security, agriculture, and industry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sumriddetchkajorn, Sarun

    2015-01-01

    Throughout my experience in photonics engineering, this article shows that photonics is indeed a key technology enabler for enhancing our competitiveness. In particular, I snapshot the achievements of NECTEC research teams in implementing devices and systems suitable for healthcare, homeland security, agriculture, and industry.

  3. Homeland Security: Implications for Information Policy and Practice--First Appraisal.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Feinberg, Lotte E.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses information policy in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Topics include access to government records, including Freedom of Information Act issues; removing or expanding information on government Web sites; state actions; coordination versus secrecy in homeland security; and patterns and trends in federal and state…

  4. SEVIS: The Impact of Homeland Security on American Colleges and Universities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Danley, Janet V.

    2010-01-01

    This chapter covers the impact of homeland security mandates on institutions and international students and scholars. The author traces the history of interest by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in developing a management system for international students and scholars that eventually resulted in the birth of Student and Exchange…

  5. 75 FR 55290 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-031...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-10

    ... of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528. For privacy... Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), as amended. The NSI establishes a nationwide... to official DHS national security, law enforcement, immigration, intelligence activities,...

  6. 75 FR 5609 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-024 Facility and Perimeter Access...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-03

    ...In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 the Department of Homeland Security proposes to update and reissue Department of Homeland Security/ALL--024 Facility and Perimeter Access Control and Visitor Management System of Records to include record systems within the Federal Protective Service. Categories of individuals, categories of records, purpose and routine uses of this system have been......

  7. 78 FR 15889 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-13

    ...The Department of Homeland Security is giving concurrent notice of a newly established system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 for the ``Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS/CBP-018--Customs--Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) System of Records'' and this proposed rulemaking. In this proposed rulemaking, the Department proposes to......

  8. 76 FR 49494 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard DHS/USCG-027...

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    2011-08-10

    ... records titled, ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard-027 Recruiting Files System of Records.'' This system of records allows the Department of Homeland Security/United States Coast Guard to...: Marilyn Scott-Perez (202-475-3515), Privacy Officer, United States Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, SW.,...

  9. 20 CFR 655.665 - Notice to the Department of Homeland Security and the Employment and Training Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Notice to the Department of Homeland Security and the Employment and Training Administration. 655.665 Section 655.665 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT... Activities in U.S. Ports § 655.665 Notice to the Department of Homeland Security and the Employment...

  10. 41 CFR 102-73.196 - What types of special purpose space may the Department of Homeland Security lease?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... purpose space may the Department of Homeland Security lease? 102-73.196 Section 102-73.196 Public... MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 73-REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION Acquisition by Lease Special Purpose Space Delegations § 102-73.196 What types of special purpose space may the Department of Homeland Security...

  11. 19 CFR 0.2 - All other CBP regulations issued under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 19 Customs Duties 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false All other CBP regulations issued under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. 0.2 Section 0.2 Customs Duties U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER... § 0.2 All other CBP regulations issued under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security....

  12. 75 FR 39184 - Privacy Act of 1974: Implementation of Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL-029 Civil...

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    2010-07-08

    .../Civil Rights and Civil Liberties--001 Matters System of Records (69 FR 70464, December 6, 2004) and... Exemptions; Department of Homeland Security/ALL--029 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Records System of... Privacy Act of 1974 for the Department of Homeland Security/ALL--029 Civil Rights and Civil...

  13. Homeland security: safeguarding America's future with energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies

    SciTech Connect

    None, None

    2002-08-01

    The State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) presents this 10th annual report following the one-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This event has had profound impacts on all segments of American society, not the least of which is this country’s energy sector. Long before September 11, a number of energy issues grabbed the nation’s attention, including opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and natural gas exploration, the power crisis in California, nationwide natural gas and gasoline price increases, and the administration’s May 2001 National Energy Policy. However, the events of September 11 refocused attention on the prominent role energy plays in the country’s homeland security. For the most part, the energy aspects of homeland security have focused on the physical security of critical energy emergency planning and energy infrastructure, such as power plants, refineries, and power and fuel transmission systems. While STEAB recognizes the importance of protecting our existing energy infrastructure, this should not be the sole focus of homeland security as it relates to energy.

  14. New challenges in homeland security: smart advanced materials and structural systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, H. Felix

    2003-07-01

    September 11th awakened us to the massive damage terrorists can cause with airplanes by bringing down the twin towers of World Trade Center and damaging Wedge-1 of the Pentagon. These incidents represent the worst disaster and loss of lives ever involving a single building structure. The South tower collapsed 56 minutes after the impact, and the North tower collapsed 1 hour and 43 minutes after the impact. Stronger and more durable building materials, as well as fully equipped sensor network monitoring systems may be able to limit structural damages and save lives in the future. America is now facing a great challenge in homeland security, we must build the national measurement infrastructure and develop new technologies that will protect our national infrastructure, strengthen homeland security, and help combat terrorism. The development of Smart Advanced Materials and Structural Systems technologies is one of the key challenges to meeting our national needs.

  15. Status Summary of 3He and Neutron Detection Alternatives for Homeland Security

    SciTech Connect

    Kouzes, Richard T.; Ely, James H.

    2010-04-28

    This is a short summary whitepaper on results of our alternatives work: Neutron detection is an important aspect of interdiction of radiological threats for homeland security purposes since plutonium, a material used for nuclear weapons, is a significant source of fission neutrons [Kouzes 2005]. Because of the imminent shortage of 3He, which is used in the most commonly deployed neutron detectors, a replacement technology for neutron detection is required for most detection systems in the very near future [Kouzes 2009a]. For homeland security applications, neutron false alarms from a detector can result in significant impact. This puts a strong requirement on any neutron detection technology not to generate false neutron counts in the presence of a large gamma ray-only source [Kouzes et al. 2008].

  16. Hilbertian sine as an absolute measure of Bayesian inference in ISR, homeland security, medicine, and defense

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jannson, Tomasz; Wang, Wenjian; Hodelin, Juan; Forrester, Thomas; Romanov, Volodymyr; Kostrzewski, Andrew

    2016-05-01

    In this paper, Bayesian Binary Sensing (BBS) is discussed as an effective tool for Bayesian Inference (BI) evaluation in interdisciplinary areas such as ISR (and, C3I), Homeland Security, QC, medicine, defense, and many others. In particular, Hilbertian Sine (HS) as an absolute measure of BI, is introduced, while avoiding relativity of decision threshold identification, as in the case of traditional measures of BI, related to false positives and false negatives.

  17. Cost of equity in homeland security resource allocation in the face of a strategic attacker.

    PubMed

    Shan, Xiaojun; Zhuang, Jun

    2013-06-01

    Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in homeland security since September 11, 2001. Many mathematical models have been developed to study strategic interactions between governments (defenders) and terrorists (attackers). However, few studies have considered the tradeoff between equity and efficiency in homeland security resource allocation. In this article, we fill this gap by developing a novel model in which a government allocates defensive resources among multiple potential targets, while reserving a portion of defensive resources (represented by the equity coefficient) for equal distribution (according to geographical areas, population, density, etc.). Such a way to model equity is one of many alternatives, but was directly inspired by homeland security resource allocation practice. The government is faced with a strategic terrorist (adaptive adversary) whose attack probabilities are endogenously determined in the model. We study the effect of the equity coefficient on the optimal defensive resource allocations and the corresponding expected loss. We find that the cost of equity (in terms of increased expected loss) increases convexly in the equity coefficient. Furthermore, such cost is lower when: (a) government uses per-valuation equity; (b) the cost-effectiveness coefficient of defense increases; and (c) the total defense budget increases. Our model, results, and insights could be used to assist policy making. PMID:23256552

  18. 77 FR 70796 - Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-27

    ... following Privacy Act system of records notice, DHS/TSA-017 Secure Flight Test Records (June 22, 2005, 70 FR.../Transportation Security Administration- 019, Secure Flight Records (November 9, 2007, 72 FR 63711) to cover the...)-017 Secure Flight Test Records (June 22, 2005, 70 FR 36320), from its inventory of record systems....

  19. Integrated homeland security system with passive thermal imaging and advanced video analytics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Francisco, Glen; Tillman, Jennifer; Hanna, Keith; Heubusch, Jeff; Ayers, Robert

    2007-04-01

    A complete detection, management, and control security system is absolutely essential to preempting criminal and terrorist assaults on key assets and critical infrastructure. According to Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, "Voluntary efforts alone are not sufficient to provide the level of assurance Americans deserve and they must take steps to improve security." Further, it is expected that Congress will mandate private sector investment of over $20 billion in infrastructure protection between 2007 and 2015, which is incremental to funds currently being allocated to key sites by the department of Homeland Security. Nearly 500,000 individual sites have been identified by the US Department of Homeland Security as critical infrastructure sites that would suffer severe and extensive damage if a security breach should occur. In fact, one major breach in any of 7,000 critical infrastructure facilities threatens more than 10,000 people. And one major breach in any of 123 facilities-identified as "most critical" among the 500,000-threatens more than 1,000,000 people. Current visible, nightvision or near infrared imaging technology alone has limited foul-weather viewing capability, poor nighttime performance, and limited nighttime range. And many systems today yield excessive false alarms, are managed by fatigued operators, are unable to manage the voluminous data captured, or lack the ability to pinpoint where an intrusion occurred. In our 2006 paper, "Critical Infrastructure Security Confidence Through Automated Thermal Imaging", we showed how a highly effective security solution can be developed by integrating what are now available "next-generation technologies" which include: Thermal imaging for the highly effective detection of intruders in the dark of night and in challenging weather conditions at the sensor imaging level - we refer to this as the passive thermal sensor level detection building block Automated software detection

  20. 77 FR 32709 - Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/Department of Homeland Security...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-01

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Computer Matching Program (SSA/ Department of Homeland Security (DHS))--Match Number 1010 AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA). ACTION: Notice of a renewal...

  1. Enabling private and public sector organizations as agents of homeland security

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Glassco, David H. J.; Glassco, Jordan C.

    2006-05-01

    Homeland security and defense applications seek to reduce the risk of undesirable eventualities across physical space in real-time. With that functional requirement in mind, our work focused on the development of IP based agent telecommunication solutions for heterogeneous sensor / robotic intelligent "Things" that could be deployed across the internet. This paper explains how multi-organization information and device sharing alliances may be formed to enable organizations to act as agents of homeland security (in addition to other uses). Topics include: (i) using location-aware, agent based, real-time information sharing systems to integrate business systems, mobile devices, sensor and actuator based devices and embedded devices used in physical infrastructure assets, equipment and other man-made "Things"; (ii) organization-centric real-time information sharing spaces using on-demand XML schema formatted networks; (iii) object-oriented XML serialization as a methodology for heterogeneous device glue code; (iv) how complex requirements for inter / intra organization information and device ownership and sharing, security and access control, mobility and remote communication service, tailored solution life cycle management, service QoS, service and geographic scalability and the projection of remote physical presence (through sensing and robotics) and remote informational presence (knowledge of what is going elsewhere) can be more easily supported through feature inheritance with a rapid agent system development methodology; (v) how remote object identification and tracking can be supported across large areas; (vi) how agent synergy may be leveraged with analytics to complement heterogeneous device networks.

  2. Transition of advanced technology to military, homeland security, and law enforcement users

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jarrett, Stephen M.

    2004-09-01

    With the attack on the United States and the subsequent war on terror and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq a need has been exposed for the transition of technology to all of our defenders both combat forces on the foreign battlefield and domestic forces here at home. The establishment of the Department of Homeland Security has also provided a focus on inserting technology to dramatically improve the capability of airport security forces, law enforcement, and all first responder networks. The drastic increase in the use of Special Forces in combat has also required new advanced technology capabilities at a much faster rate of development than the standard military procurement system. Technology developers must address the questions of interoperability, cost, commercialization, of how these groups will use the technology delivered and the adoption criteria of users in the deployment environment. The successful transition to the field must address the formation of complex concepts of operations in the user's adoption criteria. Prototype transition for two systems, a pocket infrared camera and an acoustic/seismic detector, will be highlighted in their effect on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the heightening of homeland security.

  3. 77 FR 47415 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...

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    2012-08-08

    ... Immigration Services (USCIS)--004--Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program System of..., ``Department of Homeland Security/United States Citizenship and Immigration Services--004-- Systematic Alien... Services, Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program is a fee- based...

  4. 22 CFR 41.2 - Exemption or waiver by Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security of passport and/or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Secretary of Homeland Security of passport and/or visa requirements for certain categories of nonimmigrants... Nonimmigrants § 41.2 Exemption or waiver by Secretary of State and Secretary of Homeland Security of passport... Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security under the INA, as amended, a passport and/or...

  5. Maritime acoustic detection of aircraft to increase flight safety and homeland security: an experimental study

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Solomon, Latasha; Sim, Leng; Tenney, Stephen

    2008-04-01

    For several years ARL has studied acoustics to track vehicles, helicopters, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and others targets of interest. More recently these same acoustic sensors were placed on a "simulated" buoy in an attempt to detect and track aircraft over a large body of water. This report will investigate the advantages of using acoustic arrays to track air and water craft from a fixed floating platform as well as potential concerns associated with this technology. Continuous monitoring of aircraft overflight will increase situational awareness while persistent monitoring of commercial and military flight paths increases overall homeland security.

  6. The Department of Defense and Homeland Security relationship: Hurricane Katrina through Hurricane Irene.

    PubMed

    Weaver, John Michael

    2015-01-01

    This research explored federal intervention with the particular emphasis on examining how a collaborative relationship between Department of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) led to greater effectiveness between these two federal departments and their subordinates (United States Northern Command and Federal Emergency Management Agency, respectively) during the preparation and response phases of the disaster cycle regarding US continental-based hurricanes. Through the application of a two-phased, sequential mixed methods approach, this study determined how their relationship has led to longitudinal improvements in the years following Hurricane Katrina, focusing on hurricanes as the primary unit of analysis. PMID:26150370

  7. 75 FR 28042 - Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-19

    ... Transportation Security Enforcement Record System (69 FR 71828, December 10, 2004.) TSA's mission is to protect... rule published on August 4, 2006 in 71 FR 44223. II. Privacy Act The Privacy Act embodies fair... records is also based on ``need to know.'' Electronic access is limited by computer security measures...

  8. 77 FR 70792 - Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-27

    ... Administration-009 General Legal Records (August 18, 2003, 68 FR 49496), which was written to assist attorneys in... Security/ ALL-017 General Legal Records (November 23, 2011, 76 FR 72428) to cover its legal activities.../Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-009 General Legal Records (August 18, 2003, 68 FR 49496), which...

  9. Mobile, portable lightweight wireless video recording solutions for homeland security, defense, and law enforcement applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sandy, Matt; Goldburt, Tim; Carapezza, Edward M.

    2015-05-01

    It is desirable for executive officers of law enforcement agencies and other executive officers in homeland security and defense, as well as first responders, to have some basic information about the latest trend on mobile, portable lightweight wireless video recording solutions available on the market. This paper reviews and discusses a number of studies on the use and effectiveness of wireless video recording solutions. It provides insights into the features of wearable video recording devices that offer excellent applications for the category of security agencies listed in this paper. It also provides answers to key questions such as: how to determine the type of video recording solutions most suitable for the needs of your agency, the essential features to look for when selecting a device for your video needs, and the privacy issues involved with wearable video recording devices.

  10. Impact of Homeland Security Alert level on calls to a law enforcement peer support hotline.

    PubMed

    Omer, Saad B; Barnett, Daniel J; Castellano, Cherie; Wierzba, Rachel K; Hiremath, Girish S; Balicer, Ran D; Everly, George S

    2007-01-01

    The Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) was established by the Department of Homeland Security to communicate the risk of a terrorist event. In order to explore the potential psychological impacts of HSAS we analyzed the effects of terror alerts on the law enforcement community. We used data from the New Jersey Cop 2 Cop crisis intervention hotline. Incidence Rate Ratios--interpreted as average relative increases in the daily number of calls to the Cop 2 Cop hotline during an increased alert period--were computed from Poisson models. The hotline received a total of 4,145 initial calls during the study period. The mean daily number of calls was higher during alert level elevation compared to prior 7 days (7.68 vs. 8.00). In the Poisson regression analysis, the Incidence Rate Ratios of number of calls received during elevated alert levels compared to the reference period of seven days preceding each change in alert were close to 1, with confidence intervals crossing 1 (i.e. not statistically significant) for all lag periods evaluated. This investigation, in the context of New Jersey law enforcement personnel, does not support the concern that elevating the alert status places undue stress upon alert recipients. PMID:18459529

  11. High-Resolution Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy used in Homeland Security and Forensic Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Martin, Madhavi Z; Wullschleger, Stan D; Vass, Arpad Alexander; Martin, Rodger Carl; Grissino-Mayer, Henri

    2006-01-01

    The technique of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to detect elements for a variety of homeland security applications such as nuclear materials identification and inventory,and forensic applications has been demonstrated. For nuclear materials applications, we detected and profiled metals in coatings that were used to encapsulate nuclear fuel. Multivariate analysis has been successfully employed in the quantification of elements present in treated wood and engineered wood composites. These examples demonstrate that LIBS-based techniques are inherently well suited for diverse environmental applications related to homeland security. Three key advantages are evident: (1) small samples (mg) are sufficient; (2) samples can be analyzed by LIBS very rapidly, and (3) biological materials such as human and animal bones and wood can be analyzed with minimal sample preparation. For forensic applications they have used LIBS to determine differences in animal and human bones. They have also applied this technique in the determination of counterfeit and non-counterfeit currency. They recently applied LIBS in helping to solve a murder case.

  12. Identifying changing aviation threat environments within an adaptive Homeland Security Advisory System.

    PubMed

    Lee, Adrian J; Jacobson, Sheldon H

    2012-02-01

    A critical component of aviation security consists of screening passengers and baggage to protect airports and aircraft from terrorist threats. Advancements in screening device technology have increased the ability to detect these threats; however, specifying the operational configurations of these devices in response to changes in the threat environment can become difficult. This article proposes to use Fisher information as a statistical measure for detecting changes in the threat environment. The perceived risk of passengers, according to prescreening information and behavior analysis, is analyzed as the passengers sequentially enter the security checkpoint. The alarm responses from the devices used to detect threats are also analyzed to monitor significant changes in the frequency of threat items uncovered. The key results are that this information-based measure can be used within the Homeland Security Advisory System to indicate changes in threat conditions in real time, and provide the flexibility of security screening detection devices to responsively and automatically adapt operational configurations to these changing threat conditions. PMID:21801188

  13. 78 FR 55270 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-DHS...

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    2013-09-10

    ... CFR Sec. 1560. \\1\\ 77 FR 69491 (Nov. 19, 2012). Under sec. 4012(a)(1)-(2) of the Intelligence Reform.... \\4\\ 73 FR 64018 (Oct. 28, 2008). TSA established the Secure Flight system of records and published...\\ Information collection falls under OMB Control Number 1652-0046. \\5\\ 72 FR 48392. \\6\\ 72 FR 63711. \\7\\ 77...

  14. 78 FR 73868 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-DHS...

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    2013-12-09

    ... August 4, 2006 in 71 FR 44223. This updated system will be included in DHS' inventory of record systems.... Electronic access is limited by computer security measures that are strictly enforced. TSA file areas are... rule published on August 4, 2006 in 71 FR 44223. Dated: November 21, 2013. Karen L. Neuman...

  15. 75 FR 18867 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-011...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-13

    ... Security Intelligence Service (TSIS) Operations Files System of Records (69 FR 71828, December 10, 2004...(j)(2), (k)(1), (k)(2) and (k)(5) as reflected in the final rule published on August 4, 2006 in 71 FR...)(2), and (k)(5) as reflected in the final rule published on August 4, 2006, in 71 FR 44223....

  16. 75 FR 18860 - Privacy Act of 1974, Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-013...

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    2010-04-13

    ... Officer Record System (FDORS), previously published on August 18, 2003 (68 FR 49496). TSA's mission is to... reflected in the final rule published on June 25, 2004, 69 FR 35536. Consistent with the Privacy Act... Security Administration--013 Federal Flight Deck Officer Record System AGENCY: Privacy Office, DHS....

  17. 77 FR 70795 - Privacy Act of 1974; Retirement of Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security...

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    2012-11-27

    ... Administration-012 Transportation Worker Identification Credentialing System (September 24, 2004, 69 FR 57348..., 2010, 75 FR 28046), which covers the Security Threat Assessment process associated with the... Credentialing (TWIC) System (September 24, 2004, 69 FR 57348), which was written to cover the Prototype Phase...

  18. 75 FR 28046 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration-002...

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    2010-05-19

    ... Transportation Security Threat Assessment System of Records (70 FR 33383, November 8, 2005). TSA's mission is to... systems as reflected in the final rule published on June 25, 2004 in 69 FR 35536. The information is... Investigation--009 Fingerprint Identification Records System (72 FR 3410, January 1, 2007). ] Exemptions...

  19. 76 FR 53921 - Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security ALL-034 Emergency Care Medical Records...

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    2011-08-30

    ... employees, their records are considered part of the OPM/GOVT-10--Employee Medical File System Records, 71 FR... considered part of the OPM/GOVT- ] 10--Employee Medical File System Records, 71 FR 35360 (Jun. 19, 2006... SECURITY Office of the Secretary Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Homeland Security ALL--034...

  20. Modeling and simulation for small system integration of military and homeland security applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bennahmias, Mark; Esterkin, Vladimir; Lee, Kang; Koziol, Richard; Kostrzewski, Andrew; Savant, Gajendra; Jannson, Tomasz

    2007-04-01

    A highly productive approach to small systems design and integration (SSDI), and modeling and simulation (M&S), based on rapid/interactive prototyping has been effectively used at Physical Optics Corporation (POC) to support small system development of "intellectual products" that cover a broad range of electromagnetic spectra (X-ray, optical, infrared, and microwave). In particular, the implementation of an accelerated interactive modeling (AIM) environment produces effective engineering solutions for tackling difficult and complex technical issues for combining 3D mechanical design and microwave engineering. In addition, using established small systems engineering principles and the effective use of collaborative input at the start of a development effort that incorporates a diverse range of areas like optics, mechanics, electronics, software, thermal modeling, electromagnetism, surface chemistry, and manufacturing plays an important role in the success of future military and homeland security applications.

  1. The National Response Plan: a new framework for homeland security, public health, and bioterrorism response.

    PubMed

    Kamoie, Brian

    2005-01-01

    This Article provides a detailed overview of the new National Response Plan (NRP) with a focus on its applicability to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. The Article highlights critical policy and legal issues left unresolved by the NRP, and offers recommendations for the resolution of those issues. The author concludes that, although the NRP is not perfect, it represents a major advance in domestic incident management and provides regular opportunities for review and revision as we learn how to best coordinate the national response to major incidents. A close working relationship between the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security should enable a unified response to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies in support of state and local efforts. PMID:16270671

  2. Improving the nuclear data base for non-proliferation and homeland security

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    Haight, Robert C; Bitteker, Leo J; Couture, Aaron J; Devlin, Matthew J; Fotiadis, Nikolaos; Gavron, Avigdor; Hill, Tony S; Laptev, Alexander B; Nelson, Ronald O; O'donnell, John M; Taddeucci, Terry N; Tovesson, Fredrik K; Ulmann, John L; Wender, Stephen A

    2009-01-01

    Many of the technical advances in non-proliferation and homeland security require calculations of transport of neutrons and gamma-rays through materials. The nuclear data base on which these calculations are made must be of high quality in order for the calculated responses to be credible. At the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, three spallation neutron sources are being used to provide high-quality cross section and structure data with reactions induced by neutrons. Neutron transmission, neutron-induced fission and capture cross sections, neutron emission in fission, and gamma-ray production by neutrons are principal areas of research. Furthermore, these sources are also being used to validate calculations of the characterization and response of new detectors and detection techniques. Current research activities are summarized here.

  3. DHS Workshop -- Homeland Security: New Challenges for Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    SciTech Connect

    Wheeler, R; Edmunds, T; Howarth, S

    2004-02-20

    A workshop addressing the decision-making challenges confronted by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the face of large uncertainties, complex value systems, and multiple stakeholders was held November 13-14, 2003, in Washington, D.C. Forty-six participants drawn from the DHS, other government agencies, universities, national laboratories, and the private sector attended the workshop. The goals were: (1) to develop a common understanding of the range of decisions DHS program elements must make; (2) to review selected examples of decision processes and approaches used by other organizations for similarly complex problems; and (3) to recommend steps DHS can take to ensure high quality decision making. The workshop brought together diverse perspectives on decision making in the context of complex risks. Participants included those who must make decisions affecting homeland security, those who have faced risky decisions in other domains, and those who have developed theoretical and practical approaches to high quality decision-making. The workshop was sponsored by the Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, but was intended to address issues of concern to the three DHS operating directorates as well as S&T. The purpose of this breadth was to identify areas in which S&T capabilities and resources could be valuable to DHS as a whole. The workshop consisted of three main segments: (1) Presentations by managers from DHS Directorates, reflecting the diverse nature of decision making across DHS; (2) Presentations on four alternative approaches used to address problems in both government (counter-terrorism R&D investment; identification of critical capabilities in bioterrorism) and the private sector (corporate strategy development; terrorism insurance); and (3) Breakout groups chartered to identify barriers and propose actions to address them, in each of five decision classes: (1) Portfolio management; (2) Grant allocation; (3) Critical one

  4. Neutron Generators Developed at LBNL for Homeland Security andImaging Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Reijonen, Jani

    2006-08-13

    The Plasma and Ion Source Technology Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed various types of advanced D-D (neutron energy 2.5 MeV), D-T (14 MeV) and T-T (0-9 MeV) neutron generators for wide range of applications. These applications include medical (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy), homeland security (Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis, Fast Neutron Activation Analysis and Pulsed Fast Neutron Transmission Spectroscopy) and planetary exploration with a sub-surface material characterization on Mars. These neutron generators utilize RF induction discharge to ionize the deuterium/tritium gas. This discharge method provides high plasma density for high output current, high atomic species from molecular gases, long life operation and versatility for various discharge chamber geometries. Four main neutron generator developments are discussed here: high neutron output co-axial neutron generator for BNCT applications, point neutron generator for security applications, compact and sub-compact axial neutron generator for elemental analysis applications. Current status of the neutron generator development with experimental data will be presented.

  5. Homeland security monitoring sensors and early warning relay and diagnostic system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Varadan, Vijay; Ruffin, Paul B.; Brantley, Christina; Edwards, Eugene

    2010-04-01

    This paper addresses the development of a wireless sensor system array for the detection and identification of bioterrorism agents and hazardous vapors and other gases with a realistic goal of "stick and forget sensing" especially attractive to homeland security needs. New and improved sensors are needed for many security applications with fast, reliable and sensitive detection and identification. Some of the most important tools in today's national security are biological and chemical agents' detection and identification. These devices need to be small and fast so that they can easily detect and identify any traces of hazardous materials. Biosensors are analytical devices which use biological interactions to provide either qualitative or quantitative results. Due to its ability to manipulate and organize matter and structures from atomic up to molecular scales, the nanotechnology is widely viewed as the most significant technological frontier which has to be explored in many areas including physical, chemical, electrical and biological sciences. Design and successful development of devices of the size of few nm to couple of hundreds of nm, nanotechnology has been heralded as most powerful technology as ever seen before. This has lead to the development of better materials, highly sensitive sensing systems and wide verity of nano-devices. This sensor array is based on Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube (MWCNT) as sensing element, which is synthesized and chemically bonded with different polymers for sensing different biological agents and gases. An array of these sensing elements with integrated ChemFET is connected to a low power wireless system for the real-time detection and identification. We have successfully demonstrated the detection and identification of various gases and chemicals using wireless setup.

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  16. Thinking Interestingly: The Use of Game Play to Enhance Learning and Facilitate Critical Thinking within a Homeland Security Curriculum

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    Cozine, Keith

    2015-01-01

    Students of homeland security need to grasp a diverse body of knowledge and have a keen understanding of the variety of events and issues that impact how they can apply that knowledge. The goal of higher education should not just be about imparting knowledge but also about giving students tools and skill sets to "think interestingly" to…

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  20. REPORT ON THE HOMELAND SECURITY WORKSHOP ON TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL OF WASTES FROM FACILITIES CONTAMINATED WITH CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

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  1. APPLICATIONS OF CFD SIMULATIONS OF POLLUTANT TRANSPORT AND DISPERSION WITHIN AMBIENT URBAN BUILDING ENVIRONMENTS: INCLUDING HOMELAND SECURITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    There is presently much focus on Homeland Security and the need to understand how potential sources of toxic material are transported and dispersed in the urban environment. Material transport and dispersion within these urban centers is highly influenced by the buildings. Compu...

  2. System-on-chip-centric unattended embedded sensors in homeland security and defense applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jannson, Tomasz; Forrester, Thomas; Degrood, Kevin; Shih, Min-Yi; Walter, Kevin; Lee, Kang; Gans, Eric; Esterkin, Vladimir

    2009-05-01

    System-on-chip (SoC) single-die electronic integrated circuit (IC) integration has recently been attracting a great deal of attention, due to its high modularity, universality, and relatively low fabrication cost. The SoC also has low power consumption and it is naturally suited to being a base for integration of embedded sensors. Such sensors can run unattended, and can be either commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) electronic, COTS microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), or optical-COTS or produced in house (i.e., at Physical Optics Corporation, POC). In the version with the simplest electronic packaging, they can be integrated with low-power wireless RF that can communicate with a central processing unit (CPU) integrated in-house and installed on the specific platform of interest. Such a platform can be a human body (for e-clothing), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), or many others. In this paper we discuss SoC-centric embedded unattended sensors in Homeland Security and military applications, including specific application scenarios (or CONOPS). In one specific example, we analyze an embedded polarization optical sensor produced in house, including generalized Lambertian light-emitting diode (LED) sources and secondary nonimaging optics (NIO).

  3. Homeland security application of the Army Soft Target Exploitation and Fusion (STEF) system

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Antony, Richard T.; Karakowski, Joseph A.

    2010-04-01

    A fusion system that accommodates both text-based extracted information along with more conventional sensor-derived input has been developed and demonstrated in a terrorist attack scenario as part of the Empire Challenge (EC) 09 Exercise. Although the fusion system was developed to support Army military analysts, the system, based on a set of foundational fusion principles, has direct applicability to department of homeland security (DHS) & defense, law enforcement, and other applications. Several novel fusion technologies and applications were demonstrated in EC09. One such technology is location normalization that accommodates both fuzzy semantic expressions such as behind Library A, across the street from the market place, as well as traditional spatial representations. Additionally, the fusion system provides a range of fusion products not supported by traditional fusion algorithms. Many of these additional capabilities have direct applicability to DHS. A formal test of the fusion system was performed during the EC09 exercise. The system demonstrated that it was able to (1) automatically form tracks, (2) help analysts visualize behavior of individuals over time, (3) link key individuals based on both explicit message-based information as well as discovered (fusion-derived) implicit relationships, and (4) suggest possible individuals of interest based on their association with High Value Individuals (HVI) and user-defined key locations.

  4. Data Sciences Technology for Homeland Security Information Management and Knowledge Discovery

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    Kolda, T; Brown, D; Corones, J; Critchlow, T; Eliassi-Rad, T; Getoor, L; Hendrickson, B; Kumar, V; Lambert, D; Matarazzo, C; McCurley, K; Merrill, M; Samatova, N; Speck, D; Srikant, R; Thomas, J; Wertheimer, M; Wong, P C

    2005-01-06

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has vast amounts of data available, but its ultimate value cannot be realized without powerful technologies for knowledge discovery to enable better decision making by analysts. Past evidence has shown that terrorist activities leave detectable footprints, but these footprints generally have not been discovered until the opportunity for maximum benefit has passed. The challenge faced by the DHS is to discover the money transfers, border crossings, and other activities in advance of an attack and use that information to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities. The data to be analyzed by DHS comes from many sources ranging from news feeds, to raw sensors, to intelligence reports, and more. The amount of data is staggering; some estimates place the number of entities to be processed at 1015. The uses for the data are varied as well, including entity tracking over space and time, identifying complex and evolving relationships between entities, and identifying organization structure, to name a few. Because they are ideal for representing relationship and linkage information, semantic graphs have emerged as a key technology for fusing and organizing DHS data. A semantic graph organizes relational data by using nodes to represent entities and edges to connect related entities. Hidden relationships in the data are then uncovered by examining the structure and properties of the semantic graph.

  5. Accelerator mass spectrometry of strontium-90 for homeland security, environmental monitoring and human health

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    Tumey, Scott J.; Brown, Thomas A.; Hamilton, Terry E.; Hillegonds, Darren J.

    2008-05-01

    Strontium-90 is one of the most hazardous materials managed by agencies charged with protecting the public from radiation. Traditional radiometric methods have been limited by low sample throughput and slow turnaround times. Mass spectrometry offers the advantage of shorter analysis times and the ability to measure samples immediately after processing, however conventional mass spectrometric techniques are susceptible to molecular isobaric interferences that limit their overall sensitivity. In contrast, accelerator mass spectrometry is insensitive to molecular interferences and we have therefore begun developing a method for determination of 90Sr by accelerator mass spectrometry. Despite a pervasive interference from 90Zr, our initial development has yielded an instrumental background of ∼108 atoms (75 mBq) per sample. Further refinement of our system (e.g. redesign of our detector, use of alternative target materials) is expected to push the background below 106 atoms, close to the theoretical limit for AMS. Once we have refined our system and developed suitable sample preparation protocols, we will utilize our capability in applications to homeland security, environmental monitoring and human health.

  6. Integration of sensing and computing in an intelligent decision support system for homeland security defense

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    Wu, Qishi; Zhu, Mengxia; Rao, Nageswara S

    2009-04-01

    We propose an intelligent decision support system based on sensor and computer networks that incorporates various component techniques for sensor deployment, data routing, distributed computing, and information fusion. The integrated system is deployed in a distributed environment composed of both wireless sensor networks for data collection and wired computer networks for data processing in support of homeland security defense. We present the system framework and formulate the analytical problems and develop approximate or exact solutions for the subtasks: (i) sensor deployment strategy based on a two-dimensional genetic algorithm to achieve maximum coverage with cost constraints; (ii) data routing scheme to achieve maximum signal strength with minimum path loss, high energy efficiency, and effective fault tolerance; (iii) network mapping method to assign computing modules to network nodes for high-performance distributed data processing; and (iv) binary decision fusion rule that derive threshold bounds to improve system hit rate and false alarm rate. These component solutions are implemented and evaluated through either experiments or simulations in various application scenarios. The extensive results demonstrate that these component solutions imbue the integrated system with the desirable and useful quality of intelligence in decision making.

  7. Compact Dielectric Wall Accelerator Development For Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy And Homeland Security Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Chen, Y -; Caporaso, G J; Guethlein, G; Sampayan, S; Akana, G; Anaya, R; Blackfield, D; Cook, E; Falabella, S; Gower, E; Harris, J; Hawkins, S; Hickman, B; Holmes, C; Horner, A; Nelson, S; Paul, A; Pearson, D; Poole, B; Richardson, R; Sanders, D; Stanley, J; Sullivan, J; Wang, L; Watson, J; Weir, J

    2009-06-17

    Compact dielectric wall (DWA) accelerator technology is being developed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The DWA accelerator uses fast switched high voltage transmission lines to generate pulsed electric fields on the inside of a high gradient insulating (HGI) acceleration tube. Its high electric field gradients are achieved by the use of alternating insulators and conductors and short pulse times. The DWA concept can be applied to accelerate charge particle beams with any charge to mass ratio and energy. Based on the DWA system, a novel compact proton therapy accelerator is being developed. This proton therapy system will produce individual pulses that can be varied in intensity, energy and spot width. The system will be capable of being sited in a conventional linac vault and provide intensity modulated rotational therapy. The status of the developmental new technologies that make the compact system possible will be reviewed. These include, high gradient vacuum insulators, solid dielectric materials, SiC photoconductive switches and compact proton sources. Applications of the DWA accelerator to problems in homeland security will also be discussed.

  8. Accelerator mass spectrometry of Strontium-90 for homeland security, environmental monitoring, and human health

    SciTech Connect

    Tumey, S J; Brown, T A; Hamilton, T F; Hillegonds, D J

    2008-03-03

    Strontium-90 is one of the most hazardous materials managed by agencies charged with protecting the public from radiation. Traditional radiometric methods have been limited by low sample throughput and slow turnaround times. Mass spectrometry offers the advantage of shorter analysis times and the ability to measure samples immediately after processing, however conventional mass spectrometric techniques are susceptible to molecular isobaric interferences that limit their overall sensitivity. In contrast, accelerator mass spectrometry is insensitive to molecular interferences and we have therefore begun developing a method for determination of {sup 90}Sr by accelerator mass spectrometry. Despite a pervasive interference from {sup 90}Zr, our initial development has yielded an instrumental background of {approx} 10{sup 8} atoms (75 mBq) per sample. Further refinement of our system (e.g., redesign of our detector, use of alternative target materials) is expected to push the background below 10{sup 6} atoms, close to the theoretical limit for AMS. Once we have refined our system and developed suitable sample preparation protocols, we will utilize our capability in applications to homeland security, environmental monitoring, and human health.

  9. Creating a health care agenda for the Department of Homeland Security.

    PubMed

    Noji, Eric K

    2003-11-01

    The challenge before us at DHS--to optimize use of our resources to create an effective health response to terrorist incidents--is formidable. After spending several weeks in Baghdad and seeing all the problems that arise in establishing a new government, I found myself thinking, "This is going to take years." Then, when I returned to the United States, Surgeon General Vice Adam. Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, almost immediately assigned me to the new Department of Homeland Security, adding that the problems it faced were probably worse than those in Baghdad. "That is impossible," I thought. "There's no way this could present a greater logistical, organizational, cultural, and administrative challenge than establishing a new government in a country with no democratic tradition in its 5,000-year history!" Within two days of my appointment to the new department, however, I recognized the accuracy of the surgeon general's statement. We will, however, work diligently toward our goals. During the next couple of years, a major DHS priority will be state and local preparedness, which includes rapid identification of epidemics, improved training, the establishment of liaisons with other first responders such as fire, rescue, law enforcement, and emergency medical services teams, and implementing state-of-the-art communication, disease alert, and reporting systems. Table 2 constitutes a checklist for bioterrorism preparedness, from a public health perspective. Local response and coordination with federal authorities and the issues inherent in these efforts are discussed in depth in the presentations that begin on the following page of this publication. PMID:14669386

  10. Performance characteristics of a silicon photomultiplier based compact radiation detector for Homeland Security applications

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    Park, Hye Min; Joo, Koan Sik

    2015-05-01

    A next-generation compact radiation detector was studied for more accurate measurement of radiation and for improvement of detector reliability for the purpose of developing radiation protection technology and military applications. The previously used radiation detector had some limitations due to its bulky size, limited range and its environment for radiation measurement. On the other hand, the compact radiation detector examined in this study utilizes a silicon photomultiplier which appears to be more suitable for this application because of its physical superiority characterized by its small size, high sensitivity, and durability. Accordingly, a SiPM based scintillation detector has been developed as part of this basic study of military radiation detectors. The detector has been tested for its ability to obtain the operating characteristics of a sensor and analyzed with variations of parameter values and for efficiency of detection in accordance with its ability to measure radiation in the environment. Two SiPM based Scintillation detectors with LYSO, BGO and CsI:Tl scintillators were developed and the detectors were analyzed by a number of operating characteristics such as reverse bias, operating temperature and high magnetic field, that depend on environmental changes in radiation measurement. The Photon count rate and spectra were compared for these three scintillators. We found that there were variations in the radiation detection which were characterized by reverse bias, temperature and high magnetic field. It was also found that there was an 11.9% energy resolution for the LYSO, 15.5% for BGO and 13.5% for CsI:Tl using Array SiPM, and 18% for CsI:Tl energy resolution using single SiPM when we measured energy resolution of 511 keV for 22Na. These results demonstrate the potential widespread use of SiPM based compact radiation detectors for Homeland Security applications.

  11. Advanced shortwave infrared and Raman hyperspectral sensors for homeland security and law enforcement operations

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    Klueva, Oksana; Nelson, Matthew P.; Gardner, Charles W.; Gomer, Nathaniel R.

    2015-05-01

    Proliferation of chemical and explosive threats as well as illicit drugs continues to be an escalating danger to civilian and military personnel. Conventional means of detecting and identifying hazardous materials often require the use of reagents and/or physical sampling, which is a time-consuming, costly and often dangerous process. Stand-off detection allows the operator to detect threat residues from a safer distance minimizing danger to people and equipment. Current fielded technologies for standoff detection of chemical and explosive threats are challenged by low area search rates, poor targeting efficiency, lack of sensitivity and specificity or use of costly and potentially unsafe equipment such as lasers. A demand exists for stand-off systems that are fast, safe, reliable and user-friendly. To address this need, ChemImage Sensor Systems™ (CISS) has developed reagent-less, non-contact, non-destructive sensors for the real-time detection of hazardous materials based on widefield shortwave infrared (SWIR) and Raman hyperspectral imaging (HSI). Hyperspectral imaging enables automated target detection displayed in the form of image making result analysis intuitive and user-friendly. Application of the CISS' SWIR-HSI and Raman sensing technologies to Homeland Security and Law Enforcement for standoff detection of homemade explosives and illicit drugs and their precursors in vehicle and personnel checkpoints is discussed. Sensing technologies include a portable, robot-mounted and standalone variants of the technology. Test data is shown that supports the use of SWIR and Raman HSI for explosive and drug screening at checkpoints as well as screening for explosives and drugs at suspected clandestine manufacturing facilities.

  12. 2 CFR 3000.137 - Who in the Department of Homeland Security may grant an exception to let an excluded person...

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    2010-01-01

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  14. Feasibility studies on explosive detection and homeland security applications using a neutron and x-ray combined computed tomography system

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    Sinha, V.; Srivastava, A.; Lee, H. K.; Liu, X.

    2013-05-01

    The successful creation and operation of a neutron and X-ray combined computed tomography (NXCT) system has been demonstrated by researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. The NXCT system has numerous applications in the field of material characterization and object identification in materials with a mixture of atomic numbers represented. Presently, the feasibility studies have been performed for explosive detection and homeland security applications, particularly in concealed material detection and determination of the light atomic number materials. These materials cannot be detected using traditional X-ray imaging. The new system has the capability to provide complete structural and compositional information due to the complementary nature of X-ray and neutron interactions with materials. The design of the NXCT system facilitates simultaneous and instantaneous imaging operation, promising enhanced detection capabilities of explosive materials, low atomic number materials and illicit materials for homeland security applications. In addition, a sample positioning system allowing the user to remotely and automatically manipulate the sample makes the system viable for commercial applications. Several explosives and weapon simulants have been imaged and the results are provided. The fusion algorithms which combine the data from the neutron and X-ray imaging produce superior images. This paper is a compete overview of the NXCT system for feasibility studies of explosive detection and homeland security applications. The design of the system, operation, algorithm development, and detection schemes are provided. This is the first combined neutron and X-ray computed tomography system in operation. Furthermore, the method of fusing neutron and X-ray images together is a new approach which provides high contrast images of the desired object. The system could serve as a standardized tool in nondestructive testing of many applications, especially in

  15. Development of neutron/gamma generators and a polymer semiconductor detector for homeland security applications

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    King, Michael Joseph

    Instrumentation development is essential to the advancement and success of homeland security systems. Active interrogation techniques that scan luggage and cargo containers for shielded special nuclear materials or explosives hold great potential in halting further terrorist attacks. The development of more economical, compact and efficient source and radiation detection devices will facilitate scanning of all containers and luggage while maintaining high-throughput and low-false alarms Innovative ion sources were developed for two novel, specialized neutron generating devices and initial generator tests were performed. In addition, a low-energy acceleration gamma generator was developed and its performance characterized. Finally, an organic semiconductor was investigated for direct fast neutron detection. A main part of the thesis work was the development of ion sources, crucial components of the neutron/gamma generator development. The use of an externally-driven radio-frequency antenna allows the ion source to generate high beam currents with high, mono-atomic species fractions while maintaining low operating pressures, advantageous parameters for neutron generators. A dual "S" shaped induction antenna was developed to satisfy the high current and large extraction area requirements of the high-intensity neutron generator. The dual antenna arrangement generated a suitable current density of 28 mA/cm2 at practical RF power levels. The stringent requirements of the Pulsed Fast Neutron Transmission Spectroscopy neutron generator necessitated the development of a specialized ten window ion source of toroidal shape with a narrow neutron production target at its center. An innovative ten antenna arrangement with parallel capacitors was developed for driving the multi-antenna arrangement and uniform coupling of RF power to all ten antennas was achieved. To address the desire for low-impact, low-radiation dose active interrogation systems, research was performed on mono

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  17. Center for computer security: Computer Security Group conference. Summary

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    1982-06-01

    Topics covered include: computer security management; detection and prevention of computer misuse; certification and accreditation; protection of computer security, perspective from a program office; risk analysis; secure accreditation systems; data base security; implementing R and D; key notarization system; DOD computer security center; the Sandia experience; inspector general's report; and backup and contingency planning. (GHT)

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    ... FR 35295, for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received by DHS. The purpose of this... Cyberspace Policy Review to develop a comprehensive approach to secure and defend America's...

  19. Thirteenth Department of Energy Computer Security Group conference

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    1990-01-01

    The theme of the conference is Security Through Teamwork,'' and we have scheduled some very exciting presentations both from within and outside the DOE/Contractor community. this paper contains a list of pre-conference workshops that will be presented at this meeting.

  20. PREFACE: 1st International Conference on Sensing for Industry, Control, Communication & Security Technologies

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    Shuja Syed, Ahmed

    2013-12-01

    The 1st International Conference on Sensing for Industry, Control, Communication & Security Technologies (ICSICCST-2013), took place in Karachi, Pakistan, from 24-26 June 2013. It was organized by Indus University, Karachi, in collaboration with HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry, University of Karachi, Karachi. More than 80 abstracts were submitted to the conference and were double blind-reviewed by an international scientific committee. The topics of the Conference were: Video, Image & Voice Sensing Sensing for Industry, Environment, and Health Automation and Controls Laser Sensors and Systems Displays for Innovative Applications Emerging Technologies Unmanned, Robotic, and Layered Systems Sensing for Defense, Homeland Security, and Law Enforcement The title of the conference, 'Sensing for Industry, Control, Communication & Security Technologies' is very apt in capturing the main issues facing the industry of Pakistan and the world. We believe the sensing industry, particularly in Pakistan, is currently at a critical juncture of its development. The future of the industry will depend on how the industry players choose to respond to the challenge of global competition and opportunities arising from strong growth in the Asian region for which we are pleased to note that the conference covered a comprehensive spectrum of issues with an international perspective. This will certainly assist industry players to make informed decisions in shaping the future of the industry. The conference gathered qualified researchers from developed countries like USA, UK, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, China, South Korea and Malaysia etc whose expertise resulting from the research can be drawn upon to build an exploitable area of new technology that has potential Defense, Homeland Security, and Military applicability. More than 250 researchers/students attended the event and made the event great success as the turnout was 100%. An exceptional line-up of speakers spoke at the occasion. We want

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    ... established system will be included in DHS's inventory of record systems. The NOC and SWO tracking functions... Security Operations Center Database (April 18, 2005, 70 FR 20061). The Privacy Act embodies fair... under the control of an agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or...

  2. National Summit on Campus Public Safety. Strategies for Colleges and Universities in a Homeland Security Environment

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    US Department of Justice, 2005

    2005-01-01

    The aftermath of September 11, 2001 prompted the reexamination of the nation's defenses and vulnerabilities in light of new realities. Every sector of society, particularly those who protect the well being of communities, required change. Safety and security operations on the nation's college and university campuses are no exception. The nation's…

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    ..., harm to an individual, or harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs... confidence in the integrity of DHS or is necessary to demonstrate the accountability of DHS's officers... include reference checks of prior employers, educational institutions attended, police...

  6. 7 CFR 2.95 - Director, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination.

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    ...,” 3 CFR, 1995 Comp., p. 391; Executive Order 13526, “Classified National Security Information” (75 FR 707, Jan. 5, 2010); and 5 CFR part 732, and with due deference for delegations to other Departmental..., “Federal Emergency Management,” 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 412, 12919, “National Defense Industrial...

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  10. Compliance Issues and Homeland Security with New Federal Regulations for Higher Education Institutions

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    Valcik, Nicolas A.

    2010-01-01

    Research advancements into different fields of study have increased the risks for accidents, criminal acts, or a potential breach of national security, and the types of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) stored and used at universities and colleges are under new scrutiny. Before, a chemistry laboratory might only have basic substances such as sulfur,…