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9-11 Public Discourse Project The ten members of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (known as the 9-11 Commission) have initiated a nationwide public education campaign for the purpose of making America safer and more secure.
America Responds to the War on Terrorism The White House's response to terrorism is highlighted here on the President's website.
ANSER Institute for Homeland Security The ANSER Institute for Homeland Security conducts research and analyses to address ongoing threats to homeland security in the global community. It pays particular attention to the identification of new requirements, gaps and mismatches in homeland security policy, and the creation of solutions, recommendations and remedies. Publishes the Journal of Homeland Security.
Bureau of Nonproliferation The Bureau of Nonproliferation gives a new emphasis to a broad range of efforts to curb proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and advanced conventional weapons.
Center for Civil Force Protection (CCFP) The National Institute of Justice's Center for Civil Force Protection (CCFP) at Sandia National Laboratories provides physical security counterterrorism assistance to state and local agencies.
Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy Mission: To prevent illness and death from infectious diseases through epidemiologic research and the rapid translation of scientific information into real-world practical applications and solutions.
Center for State Homeland Security
Center for Terrorism Preparedness The School of Environmental and Emergency Management (SEEM) has conducted training for over 75,000 people since 1989. Nearly 60,000 (or 80%) of those trained have come through the delivery of customized training programs conducted at the client's location/facility.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) The Department of Justice and other agencies are continually working to better prevent computer crimes and enforce existing laws concerning computer crime. You’ll find information on legislation, high-profile computer crimes, and cybercrime summits.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD). It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects for the DoD, and pursues research and technology where risk and payoff are both very high and where success may provide dramatic advances for traditional military roles and missions.
Defense Threat Reduction Agency Our mission is to safeguard America and its friends from weapons of mass destruction by reducing the present threat and preparing for future threats.
Department of Homeland Security Created in 2002, the Department of Homeland Security houses the agencies which replaced the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Energy and Infrastructure Assurance (Sandia National Laboratories) The Energy and Infrastructure Assurance program supports Sandia's core purpose of helping our nation secure a peaceful and free world through technology. Our goal is to enhance the surety (safety, security, and reliability) of energy and other critical infrastructures.
Environmental Protection Agency Counter-Terrorism The EPA is actively involved in counter-terrorism planning and response preparation. The Agency supports the federal counter-terrorism program by helping State and local responders plan for emergencies, coordinating with key federal partners, training first responders, and providing resources in the event of a terrorist incident.
Environmental Protection Agency Emergency Preparedness The EPA develops, implements and coordinates preparations for chemical and other emergencies. The Agency carries out this work in partnership with regions, domestic and international organizations in the public and private sectors, and the general public.
Federal Emergency Management Agency On March 1, 2003, this agency became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.
Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams FIRST is the premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response. Membership in FIRST enables incident response teams to more effectively respond to security incidents - reactive as well as proactive.
Government Accountability Office - Homeland Security GAO helps the Congress oversee federal programs and operations to ensure accountability to the American people through a variety of activities, including financial audits, program reviews, investigations, legal support, and policy analyses.
Information Security and Privacy Board The scope and objectives of the Board are to identify emerging safeguard issues relative to information security and privacy; to advise government officials on information security and privacy issues pertaining to Federal Goverment information systems; and to annually report its findings.
Integrative Center for Homeland Security The Integrative Center for Homeland Security serves as an umbrella organization to cover safety aspects of food and agriculture, transportation, information archiving and security, management of biohazards, health issues and other areas such as training of first-responders and medical personnel.
International Center for Terrorism Studies As a member of the academic and research community, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies has an intellectual obligation, as well as a moral and practical responsibility, to participate in the international effort to arrest the virus of terrorism, and, accordingly, has set up the International Center for Terrorism Studies.
National Disaster Assistance The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides many types of assistance to farmers and other rural residents, as the result of natural disasters such as drought, fire, flood, storm, earthquake, hurricane, tornado, and volcanic eruption. There is also assistance available to producers who suffer losses as a result of crop or livestock disease or pest infestation.
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices The NGA's policy research center performs extensive research on homeland security in the states.
National Institutes of Health Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States.
National Response Center The National Response Center (NRC) is the sole federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills.
National Security Council (White House) The National Security Council under the chairmanship of the President, with the Secretaries of State and Defense as its key members, was created to coordinate foreign policy and defense policy, and to reconcile diplomatic and military commitments and requirements.
National Security Institute's Security Resource Net The National Security Institute (NSI), established in 1985, provides a variety of professional information and security awareness services to defense contractor, government and industrial security executives throughout the United States.
NIAID Biodefense Research The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supports much of the biomedical research on disease-causing microorganisms and the immune system’s response to them, pursuing development of new and improved products designed to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases caused by potential agents of bioterrorism.
Office for Domestic Preparedness The Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) is the principal component of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for preparing the United States for acts of terrorism. In carrying out its mission, ODP is the primary office responsible for providing training, funds for the purchase of equipment, support for the planning and execution of exercises, technical assistance and other support to assist states and local jurisdictions to prevent, plan for, and respond to acts of terrorism.
Office of Science and Technology Policy Congress established OSTP in 1976 with a broad mandate to advise the President and others within the Executive Office of the President on the effects of science and technology on domestic and international affairs. The 1976 Act also authorizes OSTP to lead an interagency effort to develop and to implement sound science and technology policies and budgets and to work with the private sector, state and local governments, the science and higher education communities, and other nations toward this end.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Most recently, the Committee had primary jurisdiction over the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. It is the chief oversight committee for the United States Senate.
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense Mission: To develop medical countermeasures to chemical warfare agents and to train medical personnel in the medical management of chemical casualties.
U.S. Border and Transportation Security A part of the Department of Homeland Security, it works to secure U.S. borders and monitor travel and transportation within the country.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and establishing immigration services policies and priorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection This is the agency of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for managing, controlling and securing our Nation's borders.
U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General The Inspector General, United States Department of Justice (DOJ), promotes economy, efficiency and effectiveness within the Department.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement It is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for identifying and shutting down vulnerabilities in the nation’s border, economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters The Center for Public Health and Disasters promotes interdisciplinary efforts to reduce the health impacts of domestic and international, natural and human-generated disasters.



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