Homeland Security

Hazard mitigation plans needed; process debuts March 17

Every W/SU facility, campus or extension office will soon be part of a systemwide predisaster hazard mitigation plan, explains Christopher Tapfer, WSU emergency management coordinator. For that plan, the first formal outreach to the county Extension Office system will be through a videostream Web broadcast on Friday, March 17. “This is the start of the […]

Variety reflects university breadth

The new federal Department of Homeland Security needs the research WSU can offer but has yet to organize much in the way of funding. When more money becomes available, however, WSU plans to be ready. “We’re already working in this area,” said Candis Claiborn, associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of […]

Virtual defense center established at WSU

As part of an initiative to improve homeland security, researchers at Washington State University are working with California-based EON Reality Inc. in developing a FIrst Responders’ Simulation and Training (FIRST) Center at the university. The FIRST Center provides a virtual environment in which first responders will conduct realistic “hands-on” training in various aspects of homeland […]

Pacific NW homeland security addressed June 17

Rand Lewis, a retired military officer, will speak on homeland defense in the Pacific Northwest on June 17 at Washington State University. Lewis, director of the Martin School of International Affairs at the University of Idaho, will speak from noon-1 p.m. in the Compton Union Building, Room B7-9. The speech is part of the Brown […]

Increasing support for international students

Increasing efforts by Homeland Security to ensure national safety — including the recent arrest of a University of Idaho graduate student — has Mideastern students at Washington State University on edge. “These students are pretty nervous . right now,” said Mary Furnari, assistant director of International Student Services, “some are even talking about the possibility […]