Critical Infrastructure Protection Information

1. Government Security News – a print, e-newsletter and on-line web portal for physical, IT and Homeland Security related news, products, and white papers in a variety of market segments (Aviation Security, Critical Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Emergency Preparedness, Maritime/Port Security, Rail Security etc.)

2. The Infrastructure Security Portal – covers the various security and safety solutions for protecting energy infrastructure, gas and oil refineries, electricity generation plants, pipelines, transmission lines, water treatment plants, telecommunications networks and other critical public infrastructure from physical and cyber attacks.

3. 911 Magazine – is the magazine for the emergency communications and response industry, ie; dispatchers, 9-1-1 operators, managers, supervisors, in Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and dispatch centers; serving law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services. 9-1-1 MAGAZINE provides valuable information to readers in all aspects of the public safety communications and response community. Each issue contains a blending of product-related technical, operational, and people-oriented features, covering the skills, training, and equipment which these professions all share in common.

4. Business Continuity Central – Continuity Central provides a constantly updated one-stop resource of business continuity news, jobs and information.

5. Disaster – the Disaster Resource Guide is a resource for organizations and government agencies desiring to prepare for emergencies, and contains articles and information from internationally recognized experts. The printed guide is mailed to qualifying subscribers free of charge.

6. Dispatch Monthly Magazine – news and information about Public Safety communications

7. Security Information Watch – Security News and Technology: Access Control, Video Surveillance, Homeland Security

8. Security Products Magazine - is the leading industry media outlet for the global security marketplace. Our print, digital, event, custom media and research products integrate coverage for physical and IT security as these functions continue to converge. Security Products is your best integrated media platform serving the product and new technology needs of the entire security product buying team -- suppliers and end users.

9. Homeland Security Research – Homeland Security Market & Technology Research and News.

10. Government Technology Magazine - is the only publication that provides top government executives with the applied knowledge and tailored solutions they need to shape the future of their agencies and departments.

11. Government Computer News – news and technology reporting portal.

12. Homeland Defense Journal - Homeland Defense Journal and its associated web site, e-newsletter, training courses and conferences, market research and focused special reports together seek to facilitate communication among all levels of government concerned with homeland security, covering the issues and the technology, solutions, policies, people, case studies and events affecting that community.

13. HSToday – insight & analysis for Homeland Security decision-makers

14. Homeland Security Watch – news and analysis of critical issues in Homeland Security.

15. Homeland Protection Professional – news, feature articles and technology reviews the cover the rapidly evolving Homeland Security marketplace.

16. Main Safety & Security resources - provides a wealth of information concerning safety and security for the home, office, and workplace.

17. Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) – EMS news, expert commentary and resources.

18. – law enforcement technology and news.

19. Responder Knowledge Base – created to provide Emergency Responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated, on-line source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.

20. Chief Security Officers Online - provides information security executives with in-depth analysis, articles, best practices and strategic insight to help make smart decisions.

21. National Homeland Security Database - leading Non-Government Website for search phrase "Homeland Security" online. Resource Page features comprehensive collection of links on Homeland Security as well as links and info relating to global security issues.

22. Contingency Planning & Management – site dedicated to the convergence of business continuity, emergency management & security

23. Security Management – publication of ASIS International, which is the largest organization for security professionals, with more than 35,000 members worldwide.

The Challenge

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets. This is necessary to sustain the nation's vitality against terrorism and other threats. This protection must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying new technology that will support first responders and key decision makers in local communities.

The Mission

NIHS' mission is to discover, develop and deploy solutions that protect and preserve the critical infrastructure of the nation's communities.

The Institute

NIHS aligns projects and research objectives with the needs and requirements of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The strategy is to manage a distributed research enterprise that effectively transitions research and development into solutions. NIHS works with DHS to determine technology needs at the community level. Then, teams are quickly assembled from multiple universities to develop solutions to the needs.

The Strategy

Through management of the Kentucky Critical Infrastructure Protections Program (KCI), the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS) provides an ongoing, integrated program dedicated to developing new technologies and devices. NIHS works through qualified academic institutions to accomplish the technological objectives.