Archives: July, 2006

Doug Bedell — July 28, 2006, 10:18 am

Placing Barrier Control Panels

A news story from the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant illustrates one of the pitfalls in desigining an integrated perimeter security system. The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports that a former nuclear security director for the guard firm Wackenhut is suing Wackenhut and Exelon, TMI’s operator, alleging that he was fired for pushing too hard to […]

Doug Bedell — July 10, 2006, 12:14 pm

Shopping Centers Deemed Poor on Security

U.S. shopping centers and malls have not acted as though the lessons of 9/11 have much relevance for them, a report funded by the U.S. Justice Department and produced by the Police Foundation, finds. ASIS International, the nation’s largest association of private security managers, considers the report and the “complacency” it points up to be […]

Doug Bedell — , 11:49 am

DHS Releases Infrastructure Protection Plan

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) that calls for advance, comprehensive facility planning to protect against terrorist attacks. The 196-page plan defines critical infrastructure protection roles and responsibilities for all levels of government, private industry, nongovernmental agencies and tribal partners. Under Section 3.5.1, Protective Actions, it […]

Doug Bedell — , 11:07 am

Staying Friendly in a ‘Culture of Concern’

The East Bay Business Times in Pleasanton, CA, reports on how companies in the San Francisco Bay Area are concerned about tightening security while still being accessible to their customers and the general public. Similar dilemmas are faced by employers nationwide in today’s “Culture of Concern”. “Building owners and managers”, the East Bay paper notes, […]