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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

09.09 – 16.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

September 9, 2013 – September 16, 2013

Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead: Committee Schedule September 16-September 20 – U.S. House of Representatives (09.16.2013)

McCaul Statement on the Anniversary of 9/11 – U.S. House of Representatives (09.11.2013)

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

New Report Highlights Unfulfilled Recommendation by 9/11 Commission – HS News Wire (09.16.2013)

Ten Years On, Tough Questions Remain about DHS, Cybersecurity – HS Today (09.12.2013)

Congressional Oversight of DHS Must Change, Says New Task Force Report – GSN (09.11.2013)

Border Protection / Immigration

California Granting Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens Threatens Homeland Security – HS News Wire (09.16.2013)

Surveillance / NSA Intelligence Leak

Surveillance Court Orders Transparency Review of its NSA Opinions – CIO (09.13.2013)


October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – HS News Wire (09.16.2013)

Department of Homeland Security Weighs In on Threats to Mobile Devices – Info Q (09.14.2013)

iPhone Fingerprint Scanner Could Boost BYOD – Next Gov (09.13.2013)

Beer-Sheva Cyber Security Park Inaugurated by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

Find Out How Secure Your Agency’s Mobile Devices Are – Next Gov (09.12.2013)

9/11 DDoS Attacks Flop, But What’s Next? – Gov Info Security (09.12.2013)

Cyberweapons Likely to be an Integral Part of Any U.S.-Syria Clash – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

Identifying Gaps in Cyber Framework – Gov Info Security (09.11.2013)

Cyberspies Attack Key South Korean Institutions, North Korean Hackers Suspected – CIO (09.11.2013)

Infrastructure Protection

JusticeMobile App Gives Officers Direct Access to Criminal Information – Emergency Management (09.12.2013)

Incentives Needed to Secure Electric Grid from Cyber Attacks, Private Group Says – HS Today (09.12.2013)

Bomb Threat Leads to Gridlock at Bridge-Tunnels – Virginia Pilot (09.12.2013)

PIV Credentials Can Now Be Used with Mobile Devices – GCN (09.11.2013)

TSA to Pick Fliers Randomly for Faster Security Lines – National Terror Alert Response Center (09.09.2013)


Terrorism Threat at Home: Shift from Radicalized Groups to Radicalized Individuals – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

Nigerian Terrorist to Be Extradited To U.S. – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

From Boston to Syria, U.S. Faces More Complex Terror Threat – HS Today (09.09.2013)

Emergency Preparedness

More Equitable Access to DNA Identification after Disaster or Conflict Needed – HS News Wire (09.16.2013)

FEMA Continues to Support Response to Colorado Flooding – FEMA (09.15.2013)

Get Tech Ready – Federal Emergency Management Agency (09.14.2013)

EPA Documents Raise Doubts over Intent of New Nuclear-Response Guide – Next Gov (09.13.2013)

Studying Tsunami Resilience in California – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

New Model Corrects Tornado Records – HS News Wire (09.12.2013)

Navy Explores Potential of Social Media Crowdsourcing in Disaster Response – Emergency Mgt. (09.10.2013)

New Technique Developed to Assess the Cost of Major Flood Damage – HS News Wire (09.10.2013)

Surges are the Overlooked Storm Threat, But Not for Much Longer – Emergency Management (09.09.2013)

Public Health

Hospital Infections Cost U.S. $10 Billion a Year – Baltimore Sun (09.12.2013)

Virginia Records 1st Case of West Nile Virus of Year – News Plex (09.12.2013)

Communications & Interoperability

Information Sharing: Feds Cite Progress – Information Week (09.10.2013)

Fugate’s Digital Push Includes Improved FEMA App, Social Media – Emergency Management (09.09.2013)



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