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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

11.13-19.2012 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

November 13, 2012 – November 19, 2012

Secretary of Homeland Security

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to New Jersey – Dept. of Homeland Security (11.16.2012)

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Long Island – Dept. of Homeland Security (11.15.2012)

National Homeland Security

Mathematicians Offer New Way for Aircraft Boarding – Homeland Security News Wire (11.19.2012)

Improving the Sensitivity of Airport Security Screening – Homeland Security News Wire (11.15.2012)

King to Give Up Homeland Security Chairmanship – U.S. House of Representatives (11.15.2012)

Powerful Debugging Program to Help U.S. Nuclear Deterrence – Homeland Security News Wire (11.15.2012)

Joint Written Testimony of John Sanders Assistant Administrator Office of Security Capabilities – DHS (11.14.2012)

12 Year, $430 Million Effort Fails to Get DHS Radio Users on the Same Frequency – NextGov (11.14.2012)

National Homeland Security Consortium Releases Whitepaper – International Assoc. of Fire Chiefs (11.13.2012)

Homeland Security Committees to Undergo Leadership Changes – National Defense Magazine (11.13.2012)

iPhone App Helps Crossers Determine Best Time to Cross Border – Homeland Security News Wire (11.09.2012)

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Protection

Georgia Tech Releases Cyber Threats Forecast for 2013 – Georgia Tech (11.15.2012)

Quarterly Siren Test for North Anna Nuclear Power Station Set for Nov. 21 – VDEM (11.15.2012)

Engineers Predicted Surge Threats to N.Y.-N.J. in 2009 – Homeland Security News Wire (11.14.2012)

U.S. Power Grid Vulnerable to Attack – USA Today (11.14.2012)

Obama Signs Secret Directive to Help Thwart Cyberattacks – Washington Post (11.14.2012)

      White House Issues Classified Cyber Directive – Homeland Security Today (11.14.2012)

Cybersecurity Bill Falls Short in Senate Again – NextGov (11.14.2012)

Five Virginia Cities Recognized for IT Best Practices – Government Technology (11.14.2012)

Increasing the Efficiency of Wireless Networks – Homeland Security News Wire (11.14.2012)

Michigan Launches Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Training Program – Homeland Security News Wire (11.12.2012)

Lawmakers Want Feds to Oversee Power Fixes – U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security (11.10.2012)

EMP Consequences from a Nuclear Attack a Real Risk – Advisor One (11.08.2012)


DARPA Seeking Surveillance Technology to Predict Future Behavior – Homeland Sec. News Wire (11.19.2012)

Child Soldiers: al Qaeda Training Children to Kill with Pistols and Rifles – U.K. Daily News (11.18.2012)

Bomb Materials, Weapons Found in Ridgewood Home – The Record (11.17.2012)

Petraeus Believed Terrorists behind Libya Attacks – U.S. House of Representatives (11.16.2012)

FBI: Two Most Wanted Terrorists Named – FBI (11.15.2012)

Terrorists Can Take Down an Entire City’s Entire LTE Network for Just $650 – Gizmodo (11.15.2012)

Israel kills Hamas top military leader, destroys Hamas Fajar missiles – Homeland Security News Wire (11.14.2012)

New Database Offers Insights into Terrorism Countermeasures – Homeland Security News Wire (11.14.2012)

Radical Islamist Cleric Abu Qatada Freed from UK Jail – France 24 (11.13.2012)

Anti-Terrorism Expert Advises Against BioWatch Upgrade – Los Angeles Times (11.13.2012)

Analysts search for clues in al-Zawahiri remarks on Benghazi – CNN (11.12.2012)

Indiana Mall Shooting Emphasizes Security for Upcoming Holiday Season – Examiner (11.11.2012)

DHS Tries Monitoring Social Media for Signs of Biological Attacks – Nextgov (11.09.212)

Employee Charged in Plot to Bomb Home Depot Stores – New York Times (11.08.2012)

Emergency Preparedness

‘Local Planning for Terror & Disaster’ Important Book of the Year – New Jersey News Room (11.18.2012)

Governor McDonnell Requests Federal Disaster Assistance in Wake of Hurricane Sandy – VDEM (11.16.2012)

‘Black Swans’ and ‘Perfect Storms’ Lame Excuses for Bad Risk Mgt.  – Homeland Sec. News Wire (11.16.2012)

The Current Issue of VDEM’s Emergency Management Newsletter – VDEM (11.15.2012)

Ebola May Go Airborne – Science News (11.15.2012)

Contamination Levels Still High in Three Virginia Waterways – Richmond Times Dispatch (11.14.2012)

‘Recovery in a Box’ Aims to Organize Critical Resources – Emergency Management (11.14.2012)

Thanksgiving Week Storm may Miss D.C., but Batter Coast – Washington Post (11.14.2012)

Governor McDonnell Declares December 2-8, 2012 as “Winter Preparedness Week” – VDEM (11.14.2012)

Storm’s Toll Compared to Katrina’s – U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security (11.13.2012)

VA Utility Workers Return Home after Helping with Sandy Cleanup – NBC WVIR (11.13.2012)

40 Red Cross Workers from Western Virginia Deployed in Hurricane Relief Effort – CBS WBDJ (11.13.2012)

2012-13 Winter Outlook for Washington D.C. “Near Normal” – Washington Post (11.13.2012)

Investigation Launched into New York Utilities after Sandy – Reuters (11.13.2012)

The Preparedness Message Isn’t Reaching the Public – Emergency Management (11.12.2012)


Tehran, the Terror Capitol of the World – Canada Free Press (11.18.2012)

Commissions to Improve New York’s Emergency Preparedness & Response Capabilities – WBNG (11.15.2012)



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