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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

07.29.2013 – 08.05.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

July 29, 2013 – August 5, 2013

Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead: House Homeland Security Committee August 5-August 9, 2013 – U.S. House of Rep. (08.05.2013)

Written Testimony: ‘The Problem of Unidentified Chemical Facilities’ –Dept. of Homeland Sec. (08.01.2013)

Written Testimony: ‘Better Use and Integration of Maritime Domain Awareness Data’ – DHS (07.31.2013)

Written Testimony: ‘Examining Misconduct by Airport Security Personnel’ – DHS (07.31.2013)

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Muslim American Groups Launch Campaign to Block Kelly’s Nomination to DHS Post – HSN Wire (08.05.2013)

States Consider Regulation of Drones in U.S. Skies – ABC News (08.04.2013)

Another Leadership Shakeup at DHS – Gov Info Security (08.02.2013)

Largest Annual Homeland Security Exercise to Start Monday in Indiana – Homeland Sec. News Wire (08.02.2013)

Watchdog: TSA Misconduct Cases Grew 26% in Three Years – USA Today (07.31.2013)

States Worry that Federal Action Could Limit Their Control of Chemicals – Miami Herald (07.30.2013)

DHS Opens New Headquarters on St. Elizabeth’s Campus – Department of Homeland Security (07.29.2013)

Þ    Coast Guard Headquarters Opens Amid Vows to Complete DHS Campus – Federal Times (07.29.2013)

DHS Ups Its Big Data Game, Asks Vendors What They’ve Got – Next Gov (07.29.2013)

Border Protection / Immigration

1 Million Visitors Who Overstayed Period of Admissions Not Accounted For, Audit Says – HS Today (07.31.2013)

Court Declares Hazelton, PA Immigration Unconstitutional – Homeland Security News Wire (07.30.2013)

Immigration Bill: John McCain Says ‘Border Surge’ Isn’t Certain – Politico (07.30.2013)

Virginia National Guard Pilots Help Patrol U.S.-Mexico Border – WSLS10 NBC Roanoke (07.30.2013)

CPB Border Crossing Commercial Wait Time Data Unreliable, Audit Finds – Homeland Sec. Today (07.26.2013)

Fixing the U.S.-Mexican Border Delay Problem Isn’t Easy – Daily News (07.26.2013)

Deciphering Border Security Requirements – Homeland Security Today (07.23.2013)

Surveillance / NSA Intelligence Leak

Locating Criminals by Tracking Their Cell Phones’ Digital Fingerprints – Homeland Sec. News Wire (08.05.2013)

Why Wasn’t the NSA Prepared? – Next Gov (08.05.2013)

Amash: Snowden a Whistle-Blower, ‘Told Us What We Need to Know’ – Fox News (08.04.2013)

Russia Grants Snowden a 1-Year Temporary Refugee Status – Homeland Security News Wire (08.02.2013)

Postal Service Confirms Photographing All U.S. Mail – The New York Times (08.02.2013)

NSA Director Faces Tough Crowd at Black Hat Conference – Homeland Security News Wire (08.02.2013)

NSA Program Reportedly Allows Analysts to Track Emails, Chats, Web Searches – Fox News (08.01.2013)

U.S. Appeals Court: Govt. Does Not Need Search Warrant to Track Cellphones – HS News Wire (08.01.2013)

In Law Suit, OK Woman Argues Biometric Driver’s License ‘Sign of the Antichrist’ – HS News Wire (08.01.2013)

Two Chicago Terrorism Cases Bring the Issue of Expanded Surveillance to the Fore – HS News Wire (08.01.2013)

Senators Push to Curb NSA’s FISA Authorities – CIO (07.31.2013)

Þ    Senate Panel Presses NSA on Phone Logs – The New York Times (07.31.2013)

Cybersecurity

Which Sectors are the Biggest Threats for Data Breaches? – GCN (08.05.2013)

$116,000: What You Need to Pay for the Average Cyber Pro – Next Gov (08.05.2013)

Cyber Funding Under Our Noses – Government Technology (08.02.2013)

A Call for Cyber Diplomacy – Next Gov (08.02.2013)

iOS Security Weaknesses Uncovered – Homeland Security News Wire (08.02.2013)

Cyber Command Seeks to Close Gaps in Offensive, Defensive Skills – Defense News (08.01.2013)

Fake USB Chargers Could Hack into iPhones – CIO (08.01.2013)

Senate Panel Signs Off on Cybersecurity Bill – Homeland Security News Wire (08.01.2013)

Former NSA Analysts Start Company to Research Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Websites – CIO (08.01.2013)

Commentary: Do We Need a U.S. Department of Technology? – Information Week (08.01.2013)

Cars’ Computers Could be the Next Targets of Cyberattacks – Homeland Security News Wire (07.31.2013)

Þ    Researchers Reveal Methods Behind Car Hack at Defcon – CIO (08.03.2013)

Using ‘Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles’ to Encrypt Software – Homeland Security News Wire (07.31.2013)

Insider Threats ≠ Hackers – Next Gov (07.31.2013)

Researchers Demo how Apps, Chargers Can Circumvent Apple iPhone, iPad Security – CIO (07.31.2013)

Introducing Threatwatch: A New Way to Explore the Evolving World of Cyber Dangers – Next Gov (07.31.2013)

E-Authentication: What IT Managers Will be Focusing On over the next 18 Months – GCN (07.31.2013)

A Breakthrough in Cryptography Could Thwart a Favorite Attack of Hackers – Next Gov (07.31.2013)

Government Gets Closer to Launching Cybersecurity Framework – Information Week (07.30.2013)

DDoS is Back; 2 Banks Attacked – Gov Info Security (07.30.2013)

West Virginia Holding Statewide Technology Conference – Miami Herald (07.30.2013)

Move Over Huawei, There’s a New Bogeyman in Town and It’s Called Lenovo – Next Gov (07.29.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

Mini-Nuclear Power Plants May Pull the Nuclear Industry Out of a Tight Spot – HS News Wire (08.02.2013)

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge from Geo-Coded Tweets – Next Gov (08.02.2013)

Executive Order: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security – The White House (08.01.2013)

Þ    Fact Sheet: Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security – White House (08.01.2013)

Þ    Obama Orders Safety and Security Review of Chemical Plants – Homeland Sec. News Wire (08.02.2013)

Online Tools Accelerate Progress in Earthquake Engineering, Science – Homeland Sec. News Wire (08.01.2013)

Simulations Help in Studying Earthquake Dampers for Structures – Homeland Security News Wire (08.01.2013)

The Billion-Dollar Technology that May or May Not Prevent the Next Big Train Crash – Next Gov (07.31.2013)

10 Signs that U.S. Infrastructure is a Disaster – Business Insider (07.30.2013)

Þ    2013 ASCE American Infrastructure Report Card (Spoiler Alert: D+) – ASCE (08.01.2013)

At Least 7 States Now Have Armed Staff in Schools – U.S. News (07.30.2013)

Black Hat Event Highlights Vulnerability of U.S. Critical Infrastructure – Homeland Sec. News Wire (07.30.2013)

TSA Adds Intellicheck Mobilisa’s TWIC Card Reader to its Qualified Technology List – GSN (07.30.2013)

NIST Seeking Comments on Energy Industry Security Scenarios – Homeland Security News Wire (07.30.2013)

NY Adds 100 Transportation Data Sets to Open.NY.gov – Government Technology (07.26.2013)

Terrorism

FBI Terrorism Unit Investigates Animal Rights Group after Pheasant Farm Attack – HS News Wire (08.05.2013)

Senior U.S. Official: Intercepted Al Qaeda Communications Indicate Planned Attack – ABC News (08.04.2013)

Þ    Interpol Issues Global Alert Following 9 Al Qaeda-Linked Prison Breakouts – HS News Wire (08.05.2013)

Þ    Source: Terrorists Behind Embassy Threat in Place – CBS News (08.03.2013)

Þ    U.S. to Temporarily Shut Down Embassies Around the World Amid Security Concerns – Fox (08.02.2013)

San Francisco on High-Alert after Terror Threat – KGOTV ABC7 (08.04.2013)

Readout of Principals Committee Meeting on Current Threat – The White House (08.03.2013)

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Renounces Citizenship – Army Times (08.01.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

CSU Forecasters Still Think 3 Major Hurricanes will Form in Atlantic This Summer – Nat’l Geo (08.03.2013)

Climate Change May Fuel Extreme Wildfires – Homeland Security News Wire (08.02.2013)

FEMA Obligates Nearly $2.8 Million to West, Texas Independent School District – FEMA (08.01.2013)

Quake Summit 2013: Showcasing Research on Earthquakes, Tsunamis – Homeland Sec. News Wire (08.01.2013)

NOVA Introduces Homeland Security Degree – Fairfax News (08.01.2013)

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year? – Mother Jones (08.01.2013)

Opinion: Is Emergency Management a Profession? – Emergency Management (07.31.2013)

Tornadoes Do Not Take Weekends Off – Homeland Security News Wire (07.31.2013)

‘Firebot’ Prototype to Use Thermal Imaging to Fight Fires – Emergency Management (07.31.2013)

David Passey Named FEMA Region 6 Deputy Administrator – FEMA (07.30.2013)

Oklahoma Tornadoes Underscore Importance of GIS in Disaster Recovery Efforts – Domestic Prep (07.30.2013)

Hazmat Challenge Tests Skills of Hazmat Response Teams from Three States – HS News Wire (07.30.2013)

New ‘Brown Ocean’ Effect Could Make Hurricanes Even Stronger When Reaching Land – U.S. News (07.30.2013)

Study: Sea-Level Rise Threatens 1,400 U.S. Cities – USA Today (07.29.2013)

Connecticut Codifies Pet Therapy for Kids after an Emergency – Emergency Management (07.29.2013)

NOAA’s National Weather Service More than Doubles Computing Capacity – NOAA (07.29.2013)

Public Health

Lawmakers Criticize FDA, CDC for Cyclospora Outbreak Foot-Dragging – Homeland Sec News Wire (08.05.2013)

Þ    Stomach Bug Outbreak Linked to Salad Mix – ABC News (07.30.2013)

CDC Warns of Parasites-Related Illnesses in Fifteen States – Homeland Security News Wire (07.31.2013)

Communications & Interoperability

Universities Show How Emergency Communications Have Evolved – Emergency Management (08.01.2013)

One Way to Get Real-Time Info to Crews Fighting Wildfires – GCN (07.31.2013)

FirstNet Planning Grants Awarded – Homeland Security Today (07.27.2013)

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