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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

05.06 – 13.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media

May 6, 2013 – May 13, 2013

Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Subcommittee Hearing: “Facilitating Cyber Threat Information Sharing…” – U.S. House (Scheduled 05.16.2013)

Written Testimony: “Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs” – DHS (05.09.2013)

Written Testimony: “The Role of the Private Sector in Preparedness and Emergency Response” – DHS (05.08.2013)

Written Testimony: FEMA Assoc Admin, “Reauthorizing the Defense Production Act” – DHS (05.08.2013)

Written Testimony: “Opportunities to Improve TSA Procurement and Save Taxpayer Dollars” – DHS (05.08.2013)

Written Testimony: DHS Office of Policy on Senate Bill 744 – Department of Homeland Security (05.07.2013)

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

U.S. Considering Revamping Wiretap Laws – Homeland Security News Wire (05.10.2013)

Privacy, Cost Concerns Check Drive for More Surveillance Cameras – Homeland Security News Wire (05.08.2013)

Spires Resigns Post as DHS CIO – Homeland Security Today (05.07.2013)

Border Protection

Full Committee Markup of H.R. 1417, Border Security Results Act of 2013 – U.S House of Reps (05.13.2013)

Lawmakers Defeat Senator Cruz’s Amendment Because of its Costs – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

CBP Reports 2012 Increase in Arrests on the Border – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

Sen. Rubio Slams Heritage Foundation Report on Cost of Immigration Reform – HS News Wire (05.10.2013)

Senators Debate Border Security Measurement Methodology – Homeland Security News Wire (05.10.2013)

DHS Now Willing to Discuss Deportation Policy with Agents’ Union – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.10.2013)

Biometric Tracking a Hurdle for Immigration Bill – USA Today (05.08.2013)

Sponsors: Immigration Bill Addresses Visa Flaws Highlighted by Boston Bombing – HS News Wire (05.07.2013)

U.S. May Acquire Additional Land for Constructing Border Fence – Homeland Security News Wire (05.07.2013)

Immigration Reform Bill Becoming Focal Point for Border Security Battles – Homeland Sec Today (05.07.2013)

Improper Rejection of Detention Invoices Threatened ICE Operations, IG Says – Homeland Sec Today (05.06.2013)

Homeland Security Wants Study on Possible Border Crossing Fee – The Brownsville Herald (05.06.2013)


Washington State Courts Office Suffers Data Breach – Government Technology (05.09.2013)

Small, Medium Businesses Suffer Record Levels of Cyber Attacks – Homeland Security News Wire (05.09.2013)

Cyberattacks Behind Possible Record-Breaking Bank Heist – CBS News (05.09.2013)

Cyberthreats Pose Unsettling Cyber-Consequences – Government Technology (05.08.2013)

U.S.: China Orchestrating Broad Cyberattack Campaign against the U.S. – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.08.2013)

Users of IE8 at Risk of ‘Water Hole Attack’, Urged to Take Security Measures – NBC12 Richmond (05.08.2013)

Homeland Security Working to Fight Cyberattacks, Napolitano Says – Bloomberg (05.08.2013)

Criminal Groups, Potential Jihadist-Linked Cyberattack ‘Campaign’ to Begin This Week – HS Today (05.07.2013)

U.S. Blames China’s Military Directly for Cyberattacks – The New York Times (05.06.2013)

The Worst Possible Cybersecurity Breaches Could Be Far Worse Than You Imagined – Next Gov (05.06.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

FAA May Allow Use of Electronic Devises on Flights – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

Illnesses in U.S. on the Rise due to Decline in Foreign Food Inspections – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.09.2013)

Terahertz Technology Helps to See More with Less – Homeland Security News Wire (05.09.2013)

Reducing the Volume of Nuclear Waste – Homeland Security News Wire (05.08.2013)

The Cost for Universal Access to Energy – Homeland Security News Wire (05.07.2013)

Protecting the Water Supply Requires a Multi-Pronged Approach – Emergency Management (05.06.2013)

TSA Again Extends Threat Assessment Contract with InfoZen – Homeland Security Today (05.06.2013)


Saudi Man Arrested in Detroit after Statement on Pressure Cooker – Yahoo News (05.13.2013)

Lawmakers Want Benghazi ARB Examined – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

Texas in House wins Bipartisan Praise for Boston Bombing Probe – U.S. House of Representatives (05.12.2013)

Cities’ Anti-Terror Grants at Risk under President’s Reform Proposal – Governing View (05.10.2013)

Report Warned Boston Marathon Finish Line was Target – USA Today (05.10.2013)

Officials: Federal Grant Funding Saved Lives after Boston Marathon Bombing – Homeland Sec Today (05.10.2013)

FBI Didn’t Tell Boston Police of Warning on Brother – U.S. House of Representatives (05.09.2013)

Þ    Hearing Confirms Info Not Shared with Boston Police Prior to Marathon Bombings – U.S. House (05.09.2013)

At Boston Marathon Hearing, Rep. McCaul Warns of Missed Signals and Global Jihad – U.S. House (05.09.2013)

FBI: Domestic Terror Attack Thwarted in Minnesota – ABC News (05.06.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

National Planning Frameworks Released – Federal Emergency Management Agency (05.13.2013)

Quickly Identifying Chemical, Biological Warfare Agents – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

FEMA Assistance Tops $2 Million in First Tribal Recovery – FEMA (05.10.2013)

Community Leaders Collaborate on Best Practices / Challenges of Irene & Lee Recovery – FEMA (05.10.2013)

Quarterly Siren Test for North Anna Power Station Set for May 15 – VDEM (05.09.2013)

Response to Sandy Demonstrates the Value of Training, Resiliency, and Collaboration – Emerg. Mgt. (05.09.2013)

Japan Has an Earthquake Early-Warning System, but CA Has Yet to Deploy One – HS News Wire (05.09.2013)

New Grass Hybrid Helps Reduce Runoffs, Flooding – Homeland Security News Wire (05.08.2013)

FEMA Announces 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge Recipients – FEMA (05.07.2013)

Public Health

Potential Flu Pandemic Looms – Homeland Security News Wire (05.13.2013)

Rendering Mosquitoes Immune to Malaria Parasites – Homeland Security News Wire (05.10.2013)

Virginia Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition Volunteers Needed! – Virginia Service (05.09.2013)

Ebola’s Secret Weapon Revealed: Its Ability to Short-Circuit the Immune System – HS News Wire (05.07.2013)

Communications & Interoperability

Verizon’s Plan to Push Wireless on Copper Landline Customers – The Verge (05.08.2013)



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