The Office of Homeland Security
The Office of Homeland Security is coordinating national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist threats or attacks in the United States.
Tuesday's Homeland Security Briefing
"...if everybody has a heightened sense of alert, we send a signal not
only to America, but those who would terrorize us, those who are trying
to disrupt our way of life, that we are on guard as a country," Gov. Ridge
10-30 Gov. Ridge, Sec. Thompson Hold Briefing
10-29 Gov. Ridge, Sec. Thompson Hold Briefing
10-29 Gov. Ridge Names Deputy Director of Homeland Security
10-24 Gov. Ridge, Medical Authorities Discuss Anthrax
10-23 Gov. Ridge Discusses Anthrax Situation
10-19 Gov. Ridge, Leaders Discuss Homeland Security
10-18 Gov. Ridge, Leaders Discuss Homeland Security
The U.S. Government has eight stockpiles
or push packages containing 50 tons of
medical supplies that can be anywhere in the
United States within 12 hours or less. It takes
nine semi-trucks to haul the supplies.
There are 7,000 medical personnel
distributed in 90 medical assistant teams
throughout America and 6,000 members of the
Surgeon General's Commission Corps.
There are 66 names on the
Terrorist Financing List.
Be alert and learn where emergency exists
are located. Think ahead about how to evacuate a
building, subway or congested public area in a hurry.
Learn where staircases are located.
Take precautions when traveling. Be
aware of conspicuous or unusual behavior. Do not accept
packages from strangers. Do not leave luggage
Learn about the different types of
terrorist weapons including explosives, kidnappings,
hijackings, biological agents, arson, and shootings.
More tips from FEMA on handling terrorism.
Director of the Office of Homeland Security Tom Ridge holds a press
conference in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Office Building.
Secretary Thompson and the President
and CEO of the Bayor Corporations announced agreement
for a significant new federal purchase of the antibiotic
ciprofloxacin (trademarked Cipro) at a substantially
lowered price. Supplementing existing emergency
stockpiles, it would be available for use in the event
of a bioterror event.
Department of Agriculture is distributing $2 million in
grants to 32 states to bolster emergency
animal disease prevention, preparedness, response and
President Unveils "Most Wanted" Terrorists
Wanted Terrorist List