of Homeland Security Tom Ridge envisions a new breed of company
offering homeland security technology for trucks, border crossings,
subways, airports and a range of other uses.
entrepreneurial spirit is a potent weapon against terrorism,"
said Ridge. He spoke this week at a Washington, DC, gathering
of the Electronics Industries Alliance. "Government needs
to partner with the private sector to share resources and expertise."
Ridge's suggestions: dashboard electronics to help trucks
reduce border crossing from two or three hours to a matter of
seconds; use of satellites and cell phones to pinpoint trouble
in an emergency; and x-ray scanners to develop smart borders.
must have information systems to identify and monitor the high-risk
people and commerce and separate high-risk people and high-risk
cargo from no-risk or low-risk people and cargo," Ridge