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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

05.13 – 20.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

May 13, 2013 – May 20, 2013

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Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead: Committee Schedule for May 20-May 24, 2013 – U.S. House of Representatives (05.20.2013)

Postponed Hearing: ‘Why Can’t DHS Better Communicate with the American People?” – U.S. House (TBD)

Written Testimony: ‘Facilitating Cyber Threat Information Sharing and Partnering…’ – DHS (05.16.2013)

Written Testimony: Admiral Papp on USCG FY 2014 Budget Request – DHS (05.14.2013)

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Bipartisan Consensus on Drone Legislation Emerges in Congress – Homeland Security News Wire (05.20.2013)

Panel’s Draft Bill Shields DHS Funds – Homeland Security News Wire (05.20.2013)

House Appropriators Mark Up Homeland Security Spending Bill – Homeland Security Today (05.17.2013)

DHS Eyes Sharing Zero-Day Intelligence with Businesses – Information Week (05.16.2013)

Sequestration Continues to Impact Homeland Security, House Democratic Report Says – HS Today (05.16.2013)

Draft 2014 Homeland Bill Reverses Obama Cut to Bomb Prevention – The Hill (05.15.2013)

FBI Info-Sharing Portal to Consolidate Resources for Active Shooter Response – HS Today (05.14.2013)

Border Protection

Senate Panel Considering, and Voting on, Nearly 300 Immigration Bill Amendments – HS News Wire (05.20.2013)

ICE Admits Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants with Criminal Records Released – Fox News (05.16.2013)

Chairman McCaul Statement at Markup of the Border Security Results Act of 2013 – U.S. House (05.15.2013)

Biometric Database of All Adult Americans Hidden in Immigration Reform – Wired (05.10.2013)

Canada, U.S. Report Progress on Entry/Exit Initiative – Homeland Security Today (05.14.2013)

Cruz: Homeland Security Has Its Mind Made Up on Border Security – The Hill (05.09.2013)

CBP CTO Emphasizes Open Standards in Identity Verification – Homeland Security Today (05.09.2013)

Fed Study: Senate Bill Doesn’t Stop Most Illegal Immigration – The Washington Times (05.08.2013)


Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure: Analysis of Initial Comments – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.20.2013)

California Launches Cybersecurity Task Force – Government Technology (05.17.2013)

Criminals May Use New Channels to Trigger Mobile Malware – Homeland Security News Wire (05.17.2013)

Obama Administration Shifting Cybersecurity Legislative Strategy – Homeland Security News Wire (05.16.2013)

NIST: Public Says Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Framework Should be Risk-Based – Fierce HS (05.16.2013)

U.S. to Protect Private Sector from Secret Software Attacks – Reuters (05.15.2013)

New Software Protects Networked Control Systems from Cyber Attack – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.15.2013)

Wave of Cyberattacks Targets American Energy Companies – Homeland Security News Wire (05.14.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

Trains Collide in Connecticut, Dozens Hurt – NBC11 WBAL (05.18.2013)

DHS Advises Michigan State University on Football Stadium Safety – Homeland Security News Wire (05.17.2013)

State Agency Imposes Heavy Fine on PG&E for San Bruno Blast – Homeland Security News Wire (05.17.2013)

DHS: Critical Infrastructure Threats Up 68% in 2012 – Info Security (05.16.2013)

North Anna Plant Passes NRC Review – Fredericksburg.com (05.16.2013)

A ‘Cauldron of Events’ Has Brought the Nuclear Industry to a Halt – Homeland Security News Wire (05.15.2013)

Few Texas Counties Follow Federal Chemical Preparedness Law – WFAA News Dallas / Fort Worth (05.14.2013)

7 Caught Trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir; Patrols Stepped Up Across State – CBS Boston (05.14.2013)

NRC to Discuss 2012 Review of Virginia Nuclear Power Plant – ABC13 Lynchburg (05.14.2013)

TSA Defends TWIC Reader Program – Homeland Security Today (05.13.2013)


Leak Exposed Valuable Informant, Jeopardized Counterterrorism Efforts – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.20.2013)

FBI Defends Handling of Boston Bombing, Admits FBI-CBP Miscommunication – HS News Wire (05.17.2013)

Mathematical Models Can Be Used to Detect, Disrupt Terror Networks – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.17.2013)

Canadian Government Finally Deports Terrorist – Homeland Security News Wire (05.17.2013)

Witness Protection Lost Track of ‘Known or Suspected Terrorists’, Let Others Board Plane – Fox (05.16.2013)

DHS Refuses FOIA Requests for the Tsarnaev Brothers’ Immigration Papers – HS News Wire (05.16.2013)

Boston Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ‘Left Note in Boat’ – BBC News (05.16.2013)

How Twitter is Messing with Al Qaeda’s Careful PR Machine – The Atlantic (05.14.2013)

The Administration’s Struggle to Define Benghazi Attack as ‘Terrorism’ – Homeland Sec. News Wire (05.14.2013)

Saudi Man Arrested at Detroit Airport with Two Pressure Cookers in Luggage – HS News Wire (05.14.2013)

Anti-Terrorism Grants for Cities at Risk – Emergency Management (05.13.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

GPS Technology Offers 3-Minute Tsunami Alerts – Homeland Security News Wire (05.20.2013)

The Contribution of Geophysics to Disaster Planning – Homeland Security News Wire (05.20.2013)

Emergency Risks Remain as Federal Grants Dwindle – The Virginia Pilot (05.19.2013)

Tornados Rip through North Texas, Killing 6 – Homeland Security News Wire (05.17.2013)

Fake Advisories Warning of Nuclear Disaster, Terrorist Threat Frighten NYC Sub Riders – Daily Mail (05.17.2013)

World’s Melting Glaciers Making Large Contribution to Sea Rise – UC Boulder (05.16.2013)

U.N.: $2.5 Trillion in Disaster Losses since 2000 – ABC News (05.16.2013)

Lessons Learned About the Social Toll of Major Disasters – Emergency Management (05.15.2013)

Long-Term Recovery Planning: What You Need to Know – Emergency Management (05.15.2013)

AccuWeather Predicts Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season – USA Today (05.15.2013)

Virginia Department of Emergency Management Update: Issue #110 – VDEM (05.15.2013)

Report: Fed’s Warning about Sandy Were Confusing – ABC News (05.15.2013)

DHS Lab Seeks Info on Fixed Fingerprint Systems for First Responders – Homeland Security Today (05.14.2013)

Course on Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities Offered June 28 – The Chattanoogan (05.14.2013)

Public Health

New Malaria Test Kit Would Help Global Elimination Efforts – Homeland Security News Wire (05.20.2013)

Bird Flu in Live Poultry Markets Source of Viruses Causing Human Infection – HS News Wire (05.15.2013)

Studying Botulinum Genome to Understand Botulism Harm – Homeland Security News Wire (05.15.2013)



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