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Better plans needed for emergency drug distribution

The government is prepared to quickly move drugs and medical supplies in the event of a terrorist attack, but it will be up to the states to get those supplies to the people who need them—and many aren’t yet up to the task, according to health officials.

Agencies step up security efforts as threat level rises to ‘high’

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said on Friday that federal agencies will take “specific protective measures” to comply with an elevated terrorist threat level.

Agencies now have permanent buyout authority

Federal agencies can start offering buyouts of up to $25,000 to their employees, under a regulation issued this week.