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Guide
Personal Preparedness Guide
Dirty bombs, anthrax and smallpox: An informative guide for to understanding the threat and protecting you and your family.
Federal Agencies
 FirstGov - The U.S. Government Portal
 Office of Homeland Security
 Federal Bureau of Investigation
 Federal Emergency Management Agency
 Centers for Disease Control
 Department of Energy
 U.S. Army Homeland Defense Program
 National Domestic Preparedness Office
 Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office
 National Infrastructure Protection Center
State Agencies
Find your state's agency in charge of homeland defense or disaster response.
Law and Policy
 Executive Order Establishing the Office of Homeland Security, Oct. 8, 2001
 Analysis for the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (From the White House)
 The USA Patriot Act (H.R. 3162)
 Bioterrorism Response Act (H.R. 3448)
 JURIST Terrorism Law and Policy
Think Tanks
 The Brookings Institution
 Center for Strategic and International Studies
 Johns Hopkins University Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies
Court Papers Say Yemeni Warned U.S.
A Yemeni sheik accused of funneling millions of dollars to terrorist networks warned U.S. agents that "Allah will bring storms" to America because of his arrest, according to newly filed court papers.

Problems Cited at U.S. Jails in Afghanistan
A classified assessment found that the facilities have been plagued by many of the shortcomings that existed at military prisons in Iraq, creating what the report described as an "opportunity" for abuse.

Intelligence Reform May Be Stalled
The chairman of the Sept. 11 commission warned that Congress is moving too slowly to negotiate a compromise intelligence reform package, and relatives of Sept. 11 victims said a White House official raised doubts about the fate of the legislation.

In the News
Trials Set To Begin For Four at Guantanamo: Process Differs From U.S. Justice System (Post, Aug. 23, 2004)

Block by Block, Access Denied: Security Just One Reason D.C. Has Moved Beyond L'Enfant (Post, Aug. 22, 2004)

Encounter on a Train Led Hamburg Cell to Bin Laden: Disclosure in 9/11 Report Jeopardizes German Prosecutions (Post, Aug. 10, 2004)

Impervious Shield Elusive Against Drive-By Terrorists (Post, Aug. 8, 2004)

S. African Detained in Texas May Have Terrorist Ties: Woman on Government Watch List Entered U.S. Illegally from Mexico, Was Bound for New York (Post, Aug. 1, 2004)

Fairfax Rehearses Evacuation of Jail: Drill Tests Plan for Terrorism Attack (Post, June 6, 2004)

At the Nervous Center of Homeland Security: Operations Hub Coordinates National Vigil (Post, May 18, 2004)

U.S. Raids 17 Businesses That Send Cash Abroad: Effort to Curb Terrorism Hurts Immigrants, Some Critics Say (Post, May 18, 2004)

Airports to Test New Defenses Against Terrorist Infiltration (Post, May 2, 2004)

Precautions Raised for Preelection Terrorism: Al Qaeda Intends to Strike, Officials Say (Post, April 20, 2004)

Homeland Security Denied Author Entry: Briton's Visit Allowed Only After Appeals (Post, April 7, 2004)

Homeland Security Pressured To Fill Post: Vacancy Risks Safety Of Region, Some Warn (Post, April 5, 2004)

Lawyer Visits 'Dirty Bomb' Suspect (Post, March 4, 2004)

U.S. to Keep Key Data On Infrastructure Secret: Firms Encouraged to Report Security Gaps (Post, Feb. 19, 2004)

Air France Warns Staff of U.S. Security Delays: Employees Born in Any of 10 Countries Told to Expect Questioning at Airports (Post, Feb. 10, 2004)

N.Y. City Council Passes Anti-Patriot Act Measure (Post, Feb. 5, 2004)

Ridge Believes Holiday Security Averted Attack (Post, Feb. 5, 2004)



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