Archives: April, 2007

Doug Bedell — April 26, 2007, 7:47 am

No Access for Ugliness

PRO Barrier’s Arrestor vehicle barriers fold nicely (as Arrestors do) into the National Crime Prevention Council’s concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED. In the past 20 years or so, the Council notes, architects have begun to consider the threat of crime along with “the traditional threats of nature: fire, eathquakes and hurricanes” […]

Doug Bedell — April 17, 2007, 2:15 pm

Terrorism Ebbing or Flowing?

Is terrorism ebbing or flowing in the world or any given country? That’s a critical question for the forseeable future, and one the Congressional Research Service (CRS) addresses in a report to its client members of Congress and congressional committees. Not surprisingly, the CRS appraisal, reported and available for downloading in the Secrecy News blog […]

Doug Bedell — April 12, 2007, 12:57 pm

DHS Gets Explicit on Chemicals

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued an interim final rule for beefed-up security measures at high risk chemical plants. For the first time, reports Government Technology, DHS will require owners of plants housing given quantities of specified chemicals to submit preliminary screenings to determine risk levels. High risk chemical facilities will be required […]

Doug Bedell — April 9, 2007, 11:40 am

Terrorist Pins on a Google Map

“Vigilance” is the first, middle and last name of a website – – that tracks terrorist or suspicious events around the world and overlays them on a Google map of the world – just click for the details. The map is updated every 460 seconds and users can sign up for e-mail advisories as […]