News about Homeland Security is integrated into the News pages and those for the individual Armed Services.
As a reminder of the importance of Homeland Security this statement from Admiral Lord West, while Parliamentary under-secretary of State for Security and Counter Terrorism is still relevant.
"Govt's main concern is to protect its citizens Maintaining UK as a business, financial, cultural and academic hub. Lord West reminded us that the threat was high he outlined ongoing work to secure borders
National Security Strategy seeks to clarify ways of addressing the threats in an holistic way . The number of court cases are a testament to success in foiling attacks. National Risk Register will be delivered. More public awareness needed coupled with better working between local & central Government. The content of the Ministers address was long on known activity and praise for past performance and he was invited by the chairman to curtail his remarks as he overran his time. The Framework of his address was:-
Counter terrorism strategy:
- eBorders - UK Borders Act: creating a unified border security service with EU & others but not in time for Olympics.
- OSCT: reorganisation to coordinate counter terrorism strategy
- PET – Preventing Extremism Together: building cohesion, preventing radicalisation
- The Prevent Strategy 2008 - helping local authorities, schools, community groups and police tackle violent extremism
- Cutting funds to terrorist organisations: strengthening anti money-laundering strategies"
For the full paper on Homeland Security - notes from Homeland and Border Security 2008 please contact the UKNDS secretary.
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