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DLC | Backgrounder | December 13, 2006
Achieving Homeland Security through Innovation and Leadership
By Jason Newman
As we move forward in addressing the potential threats and disasters we face, we must demand leadership and reward innovation at all levels of government. The ideas outlined in this paper are just some of the examples of where we are meeting these challenges and in some respects falling short.


PPI | Policy Report | September 29, 2004
Technological Innovation Without Big Brother
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson
Rather than fear technology because of potential abuses, governments should devote their efforts to deploying modern information technology in ways that protect our privacy as citizens while allowing us to reap the benefits as taxpayers.


PPI | Testimony | May 20, 2003
Can the Use of Factual Data Analysis Strengthen National Security?
By John D. Cohen
Testimony before the House Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 11, 2003
A Home Front To-Do List
By Jose Cerda III
From personnel to information systems, we are not even close to where we need to be.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2002
Integrating Emergency Response Systems
By Sen. Tom Carper
Giving front-line personnel better tools.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 25, 2002
Security Begins at Home
To spotlight the local aspect of homeland security, the DLC invited Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, and King County, Wash., Executive Ron Sims to address the topic at its National Conversation in New York City.


DLC  | Blueprint Magazine | July 29, 2002
Detroit Moves Ahead in Domestic Defense
By Ed Kilgore
With five international border crossings, Motor City has special responsibilities. It's turning to the latest technology.


PPI | Policy Report | February 7, 2002
Modernizing the State Identification System
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson
Smart ID cards can reduce the threat of terrorism while helping transform government operations and boost economic productivity.


PPI | Briefing | January 18, 2002
Using Technology to Detect and Prevent Terrorism
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson
Technology has revolutionized the economy with dramatic productivity improvements and an array of new communications and information processing tools. We must bring that same revolution to domestic defense, to gain maximum security and public confidence with minimum investment.


PPI | Q & A | January 18, 2002
Frequently Asked Questions about Smart ID Cards
By Shane Ham and Robert D. Atkinson
Taken as a whole, the potential benefits of smart ID cards far outweigh the potential risks.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 16, 2002
Winning with Technology
By Shane Ham
The information revolution can help us track and stop terrorists -- if we act boldly.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2001
Protection Through Detection
By Jonathon Crane
We should deploy new technology to defend Americans against nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism.


DLC | New Dem Daily | October 26, 2001
Idea of the Week: A VC Fund for Anti-Bioterrorism Technology
We need a rapid redeployment of resources to intensify research and development of technologies that will help us detect, prevent, contain, and counter biological and chemical agents.


PPI | Policy Report | September 26, 2001
How Technology Can Help Make Air Travel Safe Again
By Robert D. Atkinson
To be effective, airline security in the 21st century must employ the technology of the 21st century. There are a host of technologies, such as biometric authentication, radio-frequency tags, and better luggage and passenger scanning technologies that are ready now to play key roles in enhancing security.


Admin | Memo | October 28, 1990
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