The Homeland-Security Advantages of Telework

One of the nation’s most highly respected Congressional leaders points out that “the Telework Option” for federal employees is not just another employee “perk” but an easy way to cut commuting costs and, just maybe, save hundreds or thousands of lives.

Expanding the Quarantine System at the Nation's Borders

The need for quarantine stations at U.S. borders was on the decline – until SARS & bioterrorism created a need for more stations on a continuing basis. Dulles International Airport (first one), has achieved much success & is a template for future use.

John F. Clark, Director, U.S. Marshals Service

Clark’s views on the security improvements already achieved, and the areas in which a greater effort is needed. Also discussed: The USMS’s Special Operations and Technical Operations Groups, and the support provided to state and local L-E agencies.

Resources in Waiting: EMS Task Forces

“Just in Case” has been trumped by “Just in Time.” One result is that there is no surge capability that emergency managers can call on in times of major incidents. Unless, of course, an EMS Task Force is waiting in the wings.

The Well-Planned Use of Citizen Volunteers

Many first-responder agencies routinely use “4×4 volunteers” to help out in hazardous-weather situations and other emergencies. This solution to community problems must be handled with care and requires careful planning by state/local decision makers.
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