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Friday, October 25, 2002
Homeland Security Plans

Representatives from seven states and one territory will meet in Savannah, Georgia, October 29-30, to present their definitive action plans at the final meeting of a year-long homeland security and bioterrorism policy academy.

more from NGA...

5:04:48 PM    

Phil Windley met today with entities representing the Utah Valley Community Network.  The Utah Education Network (UEN) has also established a project goal to assist the Utah Valley Community Network group in establishing a Community Network exchange.  They have a couple of additional goals that include partnering with the State in working on these types of community networks and putting together a statewide security summit that I think we should include in our plans.  Floyd Ritter has set up a meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a metro fibre network that could provide support for UTOPIA and other initiatives, including the State.

Here's something I hadn't heard about before: Utah Access TV

1:54:59 PM    
Rails and Refineries

The Deseret News discusses Utah responses to Wednesday's heightened alert for key infrastructures.  Glad to see that the energy ISAC is working the way that it should:

"I can't discuss specific security plans with you, but we do receive guidance directly from what's called the ISAC," said Kevin Brown, senior vice president of operations for Sinclair Oil.

12:00:48 PM    
Recreation Portal

We met yesterday with Charlie Grymes, who is the Project Manager for the recreation.gov initiative.  Charlie has an excellent vision for the project and the associated recml standards.  He also does an award-winning show for GMU-TV entitled Virginia Journeys

Charlie is supporting the development of a "RECML" standard that will be used in sharing recreation-related data.  Version 1.0 is available.  Our purpose yesterday was to look at ways to integrate GIS into that standard.  Utah's AGRC is a leader in establishing publicly available GIS data that can be shared for a wide variety of applications.

Recreation.gov data is available for all kinds of commercial and non-profit applications through the XML interface.

11:25:57 AM    
Silent Vector and CFR Report

The Silent Vector exercise held last week explored the possibility of terrrorist attacks against the energy infrastructure.  Here are the conclusions.

Today's report on homeland security from the Council of Foreign Relations suggests that local and state law enforcement still has little access to intelligence on terrorism suspects, that only a tiny fraction of ships and containers entering American ports are inspected and that most emergency workers are ill equipped to handle biological and chemical attacks.

8:58:15 AM    
Sustainable Products

A sustainable products training program will be held at Sundance on December 8-10.  The conference will cover sustainable products, buildings, vehicles, green power, & certified wood, and their increased use in the market. This Program is being conducted to increase market penetration of sustainable products and the subsequent global environmental, economic, and social benefits. Participants will obtain AIA continuing education credits, and the 600 page Sustainable Products Training Manual© covering the sustainable product standards which ar supported by 200 Co-sponsors comprising governments, environmental groups, publications, and companies.  Major corporations will show how they have increased their profitability through purchase of sustainable products and buildings.  Learn why and how governments recognize these standards in their purchasing policies.  Conference sponsors include:

Salt Lake City is launching its High Performance Green Building Program at this December 8-10 event. Running concurrently will be the Sustainable Products Learning Center, showcasing companies marketing sustainable products and vehicles, including Forbo Linoleum, Milliken Carpet, Philips Lighting, Certified Forest Products Council, Toyota, and a host of Rocky Mountain area companies.  To find out more contact info@SustainableProducts.com or 202-338-0313.

DOE recognizes Utah's investment in national energy priorities.  Several State agencies are partnered with the federal government in Utah Industries of the Future.

8:19:57 AM    

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