The 20-page report said the federal government is in the process of implementing additions in border personnel, infrastructure improvements and technologies to protect the U.S.-Canadian border. The report was written and submitted to Congress under the requirements of the 9/11 Commission implementation law approved last year
Several thousand law enforcement agencies are creating the foundation of a domestic intelligence system through computer networks that analyze vast amounts of police information to fight crime and root out terror plots.
As federal authorities struggled to meet information-sharing mandates after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, police agencies from Alaska and California to the Washington region poured millions of criminal and investigative records into shared digital repositories called data warehouses, giving investigators and analysts new power to discern links among people, patterns of behavior and other hidden clues.
General Dynamics unit gets clearance to provide NSA communications http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2008/03/03/daily55.htmlGeneral Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale has been chosen to outfit the National Security Agency with a secure mobile device for some of the organization's most classified communications.
The NSA will use the Sectéra Edge smart phone for voice and data communications. The system will handle voice communications at "top secret" level, while e-mail and Web access will be conducted at the "secret" level and below.
Boeing Awarded Air Force Contract for Advanced Laser Development and Testing http://www.pr-usa.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=80556&Itemid=9"This Air Force program represents an important opportunity for Boeing in continuing to help develop the next generation of laser weapon technologies" said Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile Defense Systems. "The various laser technologies being developed represent potential solutions to equip the warfighter with ultra-precision engagement capability"
Boeing leads directed energy research and development for various military applications, including the Airborne Laser, Advanced Tactical Laser, High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator and Tactical Relay Mirror System.
"Because we never know when disaster will strike, preparation is key," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon Business Security Solutions.
Attorney-General Robert McClelland will announce the federal government's involvement in Cyberstorm II......