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Ridge: Integration of people, technology helps secure nation

Creation of a communication network for first responders, however, remains a problem, according to Ridge.

Some in tech industry critical of Bush administration's cybersecurity efforts

An effort within the Homeland Security Department to lift the cybersecurity directorship to a deputy assistant secretary level went nowhere, according to government and industry sources.

Customs and Border Protection canine nominated for top dog award

Trouble attempts to become the second CBP enforcement dog in two years to win national award

CACI chief defends company’s interrogation work

Contract employees’ training met military standards, CEO says.

Agencies urged to develop teleworker corps for emergency situations

Updated emergency preparedness guides stress need for plans to keep the government running.

Air marshals under review following inspector general’s investigation

IG report uncovers glaring misconduct among the air guard corps and charges leadership with overlooking blatant infractions.

EPA scout plane on lookout for toxic chemicals at GOP convention

Agency teams with Army on airborne detection system deployed for high-profile events.

Unseen multi-agency security force on the job at GOP convention

Nearly 22,000 officers are standing guard at or near the convention site, and 66 federal, state, and local agencies are working together at a nerve center.

Secret Service coordinator in the eye of convention storm

Steve Hughes, the Secret Service's chief coordinator for GOP convention security, has spent 15 months preparing for the event.

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