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Tampa tests software to spot security risks

Tampa, Fla., could serve as a model for how municipalities can better protect critical physical and information assets while sharing emergency and threat analysis information with states and the federal government. The city, with a population of more than 300,000, is home to a major tourist attraction and draws more than 2 million visitors a year. It has the seventh largest port in the nation. MacDill Air Force Base, which houses U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, is next door. And Crystal River Nuclear Plant lies just to the north. Although information sharing with utility, port authority, Air Force and other officials improved after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Tampa still lacked a basic risk management plan to maximize protection of its physical assets, said Bennie Holder, a former Tampa police chief who retired this fall. Full Story

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