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The Safety Act - Understanding Homeland Security Resources

publication date: Jan 23, 2012
author/source: Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, US Congress
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WHAT IS THE SAFETY ACT?               


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The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act)

The SAFETY Act provides important legal liability protections for providers of Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technologies - whether they are products or services. The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of new and innovative anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections. For more details, see the SAFETY Act Final Rule.

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· Products
· Services
• Software and other forms of intellectual property.

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In 2008, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget performed an evaluation of the Office of SAFETY Act Implementation (OSAI), using its Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART). OSAI earned a score of Effective, the highest rating a program can achieve. The rating indicates how well a program is performing, so you can see how effectively your tax dollars are being spent. According to OMB, programs rated Effective set ambitious goals, achieve results, are well-managed and improve efficiency. OSAI was one of only 10 programs in DHS to receive a score of Effective (61 DHS programs were evaluated). For more information about our score, see ExpectMore.gov

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