NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY BLUEPRINT

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NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY BLUEPRINT

The passage of the US PATRIOT ACT and subsequent creation of  Department for Homeland Security, DHS,   post 9/11 marks a  tectonic shift   in the  response to terrorism, legally, administratively and operationally  with a clear cut vision and the capability to deliver.

I discussed about its Indian avatar in a FICCI Conference on Homeland Security in Delhi in 2011 as the   Technological Framework for Safe & Secure Cities in India.  As DHS was gaining ground Homeland Security became the buzz word and endless conferences, seminars and workshops took place, with a  workable solution yet to emerge.

The  Technological Framework  has six main verticals
Command and Control Center
Cyber Security / Legal Interception Systems
City Based Video Surveillance Systems
TETRA Radio Network
Geospatial Technology for Homeland Security &
ERP Solution, resultant Databases & Integration

Integration is the key.  Starting from mega cities the system should ideally go national with the creation of  National Homeland Security- Resource Base & Incident Support System (NHLS-RBISS).

The beginning of this grandiose plan set to have a  transformational impact of Homeland Security scenario  of the country is yet to be made.   World’s best buildings were a blueprint one day.  A blueprint is the first to crystallize our thoughts, it could take a large number of revisions, nonetheless, it has to start.  Time seems to be running out.

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY BLUEPRINT IS BOTH THE VISION & OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

Sanjay Sahay

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