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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

02.11-18.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media

February 11, 2013 – February 18, 2013

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Subcommittee Hearing: What Does a Secure Border Look Like? – U.S. House of Representatives (02.18.2013)

Subcommittee Hearing: How Wisely is DHS Spending Taxpayer Dollars? – U.S. House of Rep (02.15.2013)

DHS to Buy 1.6 Billion Rounds of Ammunition – Homeland Security News Wire (02.15.2013)

Written Testimony of Secretary Napolitano Regarding the Impacts of Sequestration – DHS (02.14.2013)

Þ    Spending Cuts to Hurt Homeland Security – CNN Money (02.13.2013)

Homeland Security Approves Their Right to Search & Seize Electronics without Suspicion – Forbes (02.14.2013)

Senate Judiciary Committee Launches Immigration Hearings – Homeland Security News Wire (02.14.2013)

McCaul Pushing for DHS Revamp on Border Security – U.S. House of Representatives (02.13.2013)

Þ    McCaul Guiding Principles and Opening Statement at Hearing – U.S. House of Rep (02.13.2013)

Þ    Secretary Napolitano Testimony on Comprehensive Immigration Reform (02.13.2013)

The State of the Homeland Security Market in 2013 – Homeland Security Today (02.13.2013)

Five House Republicans Who Are Key to Immigration – U.S. House of Representatives (02.12.2013)

McCaul: Strengthen Nation’s Security with Improvements to DHS – U.S. House of Representatives (02.12.2013)

Border Protection

US/Canada Border Conference Set for 12-13 September 2013 – Homeland Security News Wire (02.15.2013)

Courts Largely Ignore Immigration Status in Lawsuits: Study – Homeland Security News Wire (02.13.2013)

Problems-Plagued Border Sensor Program Put On Hold by CBP – Homeland Security News Wire (02.13.2013)

Stage Set for Battle Over Domestic Drones – Homeland Security Today (02.11.2013)


Members of a Sophisticated Ransomware Ring Arrested in Europe – Homeland Security News Wire (02.15.2013)

DHS to Publish Mobile Security Playbook in May – Fierce Mobile Government (02.13.2013)

Obama Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity – Emergency Management (02.13.2013)

Þ    President Obama Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity – Government Technology (02.13.2013)

Þ    Cybersecurity Executive Order Leaves Tough Work Undone – Information Week (02.13.2013)

Þ    Cybersecurity EO: Heart In The Right Place, But There Is Little Teeth – Forbes (02.14.2013)

Why So Quiet on Cyber Threat? – Government Technology (02.13.2013)

DHS Highlights Efforts to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the Nations Critical Infrastructure – DHS (02.13.2013)

Þ    Fact Sheet: Executive Order on Cybersecurity/PPD-21 – DHS (02.13.2013)

Þ    Legislation Needed to Bolster Cybersecurity Executive Order – U.S. House of Rep (02.12.2013)

Hackers Broadcast Zombie Emergency Alert on TV – Emergency Management (02.12.2013)

America’s Embarrassingly Redundant and Entangled Cybersecurity Complex – The Week (02.11.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

Quantum Cryptography to Secure Electric Grid – Homeland Security News Wire (02.15.2013)

Final U.S. Infrastructure Report Offers a Sober Message – Homeland Security News Wire (02.13.2013)

Infrastructure Sees Drop in Funding Last Year – Homeland Security News Wire (02.12.2013)


Iran Installs Faster Centrifuges at Natanz – Homeland Security News Wire (02.14.2013)

North Korea Conducts its Third Nuclear Test – Homeland Security News Wire (02.12.2013)

Al Qaeda Planning Attack on US Consulate: Thailand – ND TV (02.12.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

Making Communities More Resilient to Climate-Induced Weather Disasters – HS News Wire (02.18.2013)

Ohio County Authorized to use Drones to Look for Missing Persons – Homeland Security News Wire (02.15.2013)

Quarterly Siren Test for North Anna Power Station Set for February 20th – Emergency Management (02.14.2013)

Maryland Drills First Responders in Response to ‘Large-Scale’ Incident – Homeland Sec. News Wire (02.14.2013)

Will FirstNet Move Forward with Local Broadband Projects? – Emergency Management (02.13.2013)

Seattle Mayor Nixes Drone Program – Emergency Management (02.12.2013)

Schumer Calls on FEMA to Put ‘Fear of God’ into Private Contractors after Sandy – NY Daily News (02.11.2013)

Public Health

Third UK Coronavirus Infection Suggests Person-to-Person Transmission – HS News Wire (02.15.2013)


Russia Meteor a ‘Once Every 100 Years’ Event – Homeland Security News Wire (02.18.2013)

System to Vaporize Asteroids That Threaten Earth – Homeland Security News Wire (02.18.2013)

Stock Your Toolbox at GRAVA’s 2013 Professional Development Conference – Virginia Service (02.13.2013)

FCC’s Expansion Could Threaten Connected Vehicles Technology – Government Technology (02.13.2013)

Rhode Island Emergency Management Executive Director to Resign – Emergency Management (02.11.2013)



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