Committed to Secuity: California's 2010 Golden Guardian exercises focus on seaport terrorism
Golden Guardian 2010 is Governor Schwarzenegger's annual statewide homeland security and disaster preparedness scenario. Simulated terrorist attacks were exercised over three days in May at the seaports of Oakland, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Redwood City, Sacramento, and San Diego, as well as at California State University, San Marcos. Events in the coastal region were linked to the State Operations Center (SOC) and a Joint Information Center (JIC) was activated to support the response and recovery efforts.
The Winds of War: Israel planning military strike against Iran's nuclear sites.
I recently returned from Israel where I had been invited to speak at the World Wide Counter-Terrorism Summit. This was the 10th annual conference sponsored by Israel's International Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT). The four-day conference was organized by Dr. Boaz Gaynor, the founder and director of the ICT, and his seasoned staff. The program attracted an estimated 1,300 attendees from some 90 different countries.
Critical infrastructure is Society's Glue
In The U.S. someone says "critical infrastructure", what comes to mind? For some, it's highways, electrical grids, and municipal water delivery systems. Others think of dams and railways. While those are all valid parts of infrastructure, it is important to realize that there are many other facets, or sectors, of critical infrastructure (CI).