Project SeaHawk: Building Unity of Effort in Maritime Security

The first step: to get all federal, state, & local maritime agencies to work more closely with one another in security planning. The current task, equally important: coordinate all day-to-day security operations within and involving the nation’s seaports.

Thomas J. Lockwood, Director, Office of National Capital Region (NCR) Coordination, DHS

Domestic Preparedness Prep’s John F. Morton met with Thomas J. Lockwood, Director, Office of National Capital Region (NCR) Coordination, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss Lockwood’s views on the need to work in close coordination with the Washington, D.C., Council of Governments, the prioritization of all-hazards security plans, integrated training requirements, & the special roles played by regional CIOs & CTOs.

Responding to a Suicide Bomber Incident

It may be impossible to thwart all suicide bombings. But there are several important steps to follow to deal with the aftermath, save the lives of innocent victims, and minimize the destruction of critical infrastructure and other facilities.

OSINT Databases: Help From the Private Sector

The U.S. intelligence community is smart enough to know that no one knows it all. For that reason it relies frequently on the nation’s open-source intelligence industry to provide additional information.

The Maritime Transportation Security Act Revisited

Two years after MTSA went into effect, government and private-sector security experts are taking a long second look at the implementation efforts already underway to determine what additional efforts might be needed.

In-Car Police Video Systems Under Assault

Although well-intentioned, proposed IACP regulations governing the type of imaging systems installed in police cars could lead to judicial chaos and prevent the trial and conviction of an untold number of criminals “caught in the act.”
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