Posted on 2009 April 15 by BBVM
Yesterday, April 14, 2009, the “Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced … the release of the final Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: ‘Developing and Maintaining State, Territorial, Tribal, and Local Government Emergency Plans.'” The “CPG 101 is the first in a series of publications developed through the FEMA National Preparedness Directorate’s CPG Initiative. Future CPGs will discuss planning considerations for a variety of emergency functions, hazards and special preparedness programs including; special needs planning, household pets and service animals, fusion center / emergency operations center interface, and hazard-specific guidance.” This document “serves as the emergency plan foundation for both public and private sector planning in the United States. Planners in all disciplines and organizations may find portions of the guide useful in the development of their emergency response plans.”
The CPG 101 can be found here.
Filed under: DHS, Information, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged: and Local Government Emergency Plans, Comprehensive Preparedness Guide, CPG 101, Department of Homeland Security, Developing and Maintaining State, DHS, Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, Fusion Center, National Preparedness Directorate, PG Initiative, Territorial, Tribal | Leave a comment »
Posted on 2009 April 1 by BBVM
Naturalizations in the United States: 2008
U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2008
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Immigration Statistics has just released these two statistical reports which provide information on U.S. legal permanent residents and naturalizations for the year 2008. These reports are part of an ongoing series of annually reported data which the Office of Immigration Statistics provides. All reports are available on their website.
Filed under: CBP, Communications, DHS, ICE, Immigration, Information, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged: DHS, Naturalizations in the United States, Naturalizations in the United States: 2008, Office of Immigration Statistics, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2008 | Leave a comment »
Posted on 2009 March 31 by BBVM
HEMET: Most of the funds for $270,000 car covered by grant from Homeland Security.
The Hemet Police Department is buying a $270,000 police car.
Well, not exactly.
The department is buying an armored personnel carrier designed to get a lot of officers into a crime scene without getting shot.
“The main function of this vehicle is to protect our officers going into a hot zone,” Capt. Dave Brown said.
It has neither weapons nor a ram, said Chief Richard Dana.
Filed under: Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, Riverside County, Riverside Sheriff | Tagged: Dave Brown said., Dean Evans, DHS, Hemet, Hemet Police Department, Murrieta, Richard Dana, Riverside County Sheriff's Department | 3 Comments »
Posted on 2009 March 21 by BBVM
Patriots, Christians and concerned citizens are increasingly in the cross hairs of the U.S. intelligence community, and battle lines are being quietly drawn that could soon pit our own law enforcement and military forces against us.
A February 20 report entitled “The Modern Militia Movement” was issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) that paints mainstream patriotic Americans as dangerous threats to law enforcement and to the country. Operating under the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the MIAC is listed as a Fusion Center that was established in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.
Because authenticity of the report was questioned by some, this writer contacted Missouri state Representative Jim Guest (R-King City) who had personally verified that the report had indeed been issued. Rep. Guest is chairman of the Personal Privacy Committee and is a prominent leader in the national Blowback against the Real ID Act of 2005 that requires states to issue uniform driver’s licenses containing personal biometric data. (See Guest warns against Big Brother, Real ID)
Filed under: ATF, Civil Liberties, Communications, DHS, Drugs, FBI, Free Speech, Guns, Information, Media, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, Privacy | Tagged: Abbeville Horror, Ammunition Accountability Act, anti-Semitism, ATF, Bill of Rights, Bob Barr, Christian Identity, Chuck Baldwin, CIA, Constitutional Party, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Interior, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of Treasury, DHS, Director of National Intelligence, FBI, FEMA, FRS, Fusion Center, Health and Human Services, Information Sharing Environment, Intelligence Community, Intelligence Fusion Process for State, Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, IRS, Jim Guest, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Libertarian, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement, Missouri Information Analysis Center, Missouri State Highway Patrol, NAFTA, Naivism, National Counter-Terrorism Center, National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center, neo-Nazi, New World Order, North American Union, Office of Management and Budget, Personal Privacy Committee, Radio Frequency Identification, Real ID Act, Ron Paul, Skinhead, Soldier of Fortune, Southern Poverty Law Center, Sovereignty, Tax Resistance, The Modern Militia Movement, UN, Universal Service Program, USDOJ, Vietnam War, White Nationalism | Leave a comment »
Posted on 2009 March 2 by BBVM
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before the House Committees on Homeland Security, and said that DHS plans to connect governmental databases containing personal information, expand the government’s employment tracking system, promote passenger screening, use e-passports, employ watchlists and utilize contactless identity verification cards. EPIC has opposed Fusion Centers, the E-Verify program and the use of Backscatter X-Ray devices. EPIC has also objected to the use of RFIDs in passports, in Air Travel and in driver’s licences.
Filed under: DHS, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged: DHS, E-Verify Program, Fusion Center, Janet Napolitano, RFID, United States House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security | Leave a comment »
Posted on 2009 March 2 by BBVM
A California appellate court has ruled that, under the state’s open government law, local officials can’t withhold otherwise public information on the ground that it was submitted to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “protected critical infrastructure information.” The state court found that the Santa Clara county Geographic Information System basemap was relevant to understanding government decisions on zoning, taxation, and deployment of public services. CDT had joined in a legal brief arguing that local officials could not launder records through the federal government in order to evade their own freedom of information requirements. February 09, 2009
Filed under: Censorship, DHS, Information, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged: California First Amendment Foundation, CDT, DHS, Geographic Information System, Santa Clara County | Leave a comment »