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November/December 2010

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ON THE COVER

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Contents

Marshaling the Postal Service Letter carriers prepare to distribute medical countermeasures following a biological attack involving anthrax on a metropolitan area.

FEATURES

32 Safeguarding the Rails Rail security has always been challenging, but the stakes are growing.

38 Degree of Expectation What students and emergency managers should know about emergency management degrees.

50 Getting Creative Funding critical projects in the current budget climate requires collaboration and creativity.

DEPARTMENTS

54 TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS

Virtual Virginia An information-sharing system provides a common operating picture du