European Experts Take Firmer Grip on Security Free
Long handled by different directorates at the European Commission, security questions have been put under the authority of a few key officials. [...]
The Department of Homeland Security was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and, with a budget of $100 million and more than 240,000 personnel, it is now one of the US’ biggest government departments. Its varied missions include the fight against terrorism, border control and cyber-security.
In a recent report, the Government Accounting Office drew up a somewhat critical list of developments in homeland security since the presidential decree National Strategy for Homeland Security was issued in 2002. GAO laid down priorities for 2005. [...]
The new NCOIC consortium represents 28 companies that work to create a climate fostering cooperation between different systems, platforms, procedures and communication methods. The watchwords are standardization and inter-operability. [...]