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2011-03-23 15:50:00

A study released today states that a stuck pipe was to blame for last year's worst-ever oil spill as it impeded a system in place on the BP well to prevent pollution into the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Department of Interior and Department of Homeland Security performed a forensic test and called for engineers to take a new look at design to prevent future accidents. Det Norske Veritas, a Norwegian company that maintains construction standards and performed the study, pointed to problems in...

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2011-02-15 14:01:57

Teaching Secret Service agents and officers how to prepare a site security plan Chemical releases, suicide bombers, air and subsurface threats: the U.S. Secret Service needs to be prepared to handle these real-life incidents. Training to respond to such incidents, however, has been more theoretical than practical. Now, with help from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), the Secret Service is giving training scenarios a high-tech edge:...

2011-02-03 12:20:00

AFGE encourages Senate to defeat amendment to bar TSA collective bargaining WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees today urged senators to vote against an amendment to the FAA Authorization bill sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), named the Termination of Collective Bargaining for Transportation Security Administration Employees Act, which would prevent more than 40,000 Transportation Security Officers from being granted...

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2011-01-25 11:24:39

A new disaster preparedness tool from Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate calculates casualty estimates In the aftermath of a dirty bomb, hundreds or even thousands of victims could require medical attention. First responders conduct extensive training to prepare for such a cataclysmic event, but planning is difficult without a solid estimate of how many people could be injured. The toll would be influenced by a number of variables. For example, the toll from a dirty bomb...

2010-12-29 00:01:20

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began using a federal information sharing capability in Anne Arundel County that helps federal immigration officials use biometrics to identify aliens, both lawfully and unlawfully present in the United States, who are booked into local law enforcement's custody for a crime. This capability is part of Secure Communities"”ICE's comprehensive strategy to improve and modernize the identification and removal of aliens convicted of a...

2010-12-28 14:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Defense Department (DoD) not to use anti-Muslim extremists to train counterterrorism officials. That request by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) comes following a Washington Post investigative report on post-9/11 government surveillance, which stated: "Seeking to learn more about Islam and...

2010-12-15 15:32:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO John Castellani released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security stepping up efforts to combat counterfeit drugs: "The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) decision to step up efforts to eliminate counterfeit medicines should not only be applauded but should also serve as a warning sign to criminals selling fake and harmful...

2010-12-15 00:00:45

VETS and Serco Team Awarded $117 Million Department of Homeland Security Task Order Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc. (VETS) announced today that it was awarded a Task Order under the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS), Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (PACTS) program, a 100% set-aside for SDVOSBs to provide support services to DHS and its components. Vienna, VA (Vocus) December 14, 2010 Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc....

2010-12-13 13:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ATS Corporation ("ATSC" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: ATSC), a leading information technology company that delivers innovative technology solutions to government and commercial organizations, today announced it will mentor Projility, Inc. (Projility), a government-designated small disadvantaged business, under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Mentor-Protege Program. The DHS Mentor-Protege Program is designed to encourage large business...

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2010-12-10 11:20:00

Whether in a hurricane, tornado, or bomb attack, a leading cause of injury and death is often fast-flying shards of glass. Explosions and high winds can cause windows in buildings to shatter-spewing jagged pieces of glass in every direction. A Pentagon report on the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, for example, noted: Two of the 19 deceased had injuries know to be caused by glass fragments that were severe enough to cause death even without other contributing forces. Of the...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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