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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

02.18-25.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

February 18, 2013 – February 25, 2013

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Scientists Warn of Sequestration’s Impact on Basic Research – Homeland Security News Wire (02.25.2013)

Week Ahead: Committee Schedule for February 25-March 1, 2013 – U.S. House of Rep (02.22.2013)

Climate Change as a National Security Issue – Homeland Security News Wire (02.22.2013)

Homeland Security: Let’s Be Clear About Aerial Drone Privacy – CNET (02.22.2013)

Ex-D.C. Homeland Security Official to Plead Guilty to Tax Charge – The Washington Post (02.21.2013)

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to Florida – Department of Homeland Security (02.20.2013)

Joint Statement by Secretary Napolitano and Senate Homeland Security Chairman Carper – DHS (02.19.2013)

No Existing Technology Can Ensure Drone Safety, GAO Official Says – NextGov (02.19.2013)

More Risk-Based Prioritization of DHS Missions Would Save Money, Improve Coord. – HS Today (02.19.2013)

Border Protection

Primary Border Security System Cannot Distinguish Between Cow and Terrorist – HS News Wire (02.25.2013)

McCain, McCaul Press for Border Security Metrics – U.S. House of Representatives (02.20.2013)

Homeland Security May Soon Deploy Commercial Planes for Cheaper Border Patrol – Popular Sci (02.19.2013)


Seven Actions for Governors on Cybersecurity – Government Technology (02.24.2013)

DHS Launches National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies – DHS (02.21.2013)

Privacy Advocates Prefer Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan over CISPA – Forbes (02.21.2013)

U.S. Outlines More Robust Cybersecurity Plan – WPTZ NBC News (02.21.2013)

Chinese Set to Buy Yet Another U.S. Taxpayer-Backed Hi-Tech Firm – Homeland Sec. News Wire (02.21.2013)

U.S. Responds to China’s Cyber Attacks with Anti-Theft Trade Strategy – Homeland Sec. News Wire (02.21.2013)

Þ    U.S. Weighing Retaliatory Measures Against China for Hacking Campaign – HS News Wire (02.20.2013)

Þ    Chinese Army Rejects U.S. Report on Cyber Hacking – VOA News (02.20.2013)

Þ    China Orchestrates Cyberattacks on U.S.: Experts – Homeland Security News Wire (02.19.2013)

Spotting Potential Targets of Nefarious Email Attacks – Homeland Security News Wire (02.20.2013)

Beefing Up Public Key Encryption – Homeland Security News Wire (02.19.2013)

Reactions to the President’s EO on Cybersecurity are All Over the Map – Government Technology (02.19.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

Computers, Data Help Police Prevent Violence – Homeland Security News Wire (02.25.2013)

New Explosives Vapor Detection Technology – Homeland Security News Wire (02.22.2013)

Water Managers Can Now Consult New U.S. Water Evaporation Maps – Homeland Sec. News Wire (02.21.2013)

Physical Security Standards Neglected by Agencies, Audit Warns – Homeland Security Today (02.21.2013)

Keeping an Eye on the World’s Most Dangerous Chemicals – Homeland Security News Wire (02.20.2013)

The Sobering Reality of Water Security – Homeland Security News Wire (02.20.2013)

Genetically Modified Crops are Over-Regulated: Expert – Homeland Security News Wire (02.19.2013)


North Korea Warns U.S. Forces of ‘Destruction’ Ahead of War Drills – Reuters (02.23.2013)

Terrorist Leader Arrested in Pakistan – ABC News (02.22.2013)

Deadly Terrorist Group Emerges in Nigeria: Ansaru – Counter Terrorism Forum (02.21.2013)

Feds: Pyro-Terrorism a Real Threat in the U.S. – Officer.com (02.21.2013)

Improving Detection of, Responses to Biological Warfare – Homeland Security News Wire (02.21.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

Hurricane Sandy: New York Recovery by the Numbers – FEMA (02.22.2013)

Hurricane Isaac Six Months Later: $500 Million in Recovery Dollars, and Counting – FEMA (02.22.2013)

The Joint Commission and JCR Present the 2013 Emergency Preparedness Conference – TMC News (02.22.2013)

Michael Sprayberry Appointed Director of NC Emergency Management – Emergency Management (02.21.2013)

Earthquake Catastrophes and Fatalities to Rise in 21st Century – Homeland Security News Wire (02.21.2013)

Diffusing the Threat of Ionizing Radiation – Homeland Security News Wire (02.21.2013)

Flurry of Weekend Activity Pushes SBA’s Sandy Disaster Loans Past $1 Billion – FEMA (02.20.2013)

Public Assistance is for Infrastructure Recovery – FEMA (02.20.2013)

FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council – FEMA (02.19.2013)

Don’t Let Winter Storms Catch You Off Guard – FEMA (02.19.2013)

Public Health

Malaria Infection Risks Influenced by Daily Variations in Temperature – Homeland Sec. News Wire (02.25.2013)

Promising Signs for a Better Flu Vaccine – Richmond Times Dispatch (02.25.2013)

Countering the Threats of Fake or Substandard Medications – Homeland Security News Wire (02.21.2013)


Russian Fireball Largest Ever Detected by Nuke Monitoring Organization – Homeland Sec News Wire (02.25.2013)

Cockroaches Gait Informs Search and Rescue Robot Design – Homeland Security News Wire (02.25.2013)

Self-Healing Protective Coating for Concrete – Homeland Security News Wire (02.22.2013)

Virginia House Votes to Ground Drones for Two Years – Richmond Times Dispatch (02.20.2013)

Auto Tweets Mimic Police Scanner – Government Technology (02.19.2013)



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