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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

09.23 – 30.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media
September 23, 2013 – September 30, 2013


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Written Testimony: ‘Fulfilling a Key 9/11 Recommendation: Implementing Biometric Exit’ – DHS (09.26.2013)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

NGA Releases Report, Briefs Congress on State-Fed Cybersecurity Coordination – HS Today (09.26.2013)

DHS Finds No Racial Profiling at Logan Airport – HS News Wire (09.24.2013)


Border Protection / Immigration

Texas Draws More Illegal Immigrants, but Overall Numbers Fall – HS News Wire (09.30.2013)

Behind the Recent Reports on Corruption in Customs and Border Protection – HS News Wire (09.27.2013)

CBP Unveils Measures to Address Use of Force along Border – HS News Wire (09.27.2013)

More Americans See Their Electronic Equipment Seized by DHS at the Border – HS News Wire (09.25.2013)



NSA Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens – New York Times (09.28.2013)



7 Sneak Attacks Used by Today’s Most Devious Hackers – CIO (09.30.2013)

U.S. Officials Accuse Iran Hackers of Breaking into Navy’s Computers – Engadget (09.28.2013)

GAO: Fifty Percent of Feds Aren’t Informed of Cyber Risks – Next Gov (09.27.2013)

Audit Finds Most Agencies Haven’t Implemented Mandated Computer Security Program – HS Today (09.27.2013)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Starts October 1st – HS News Wire (09.26.2013)

Feds Already Knew It’s Too Soon for Cyber Workforce Standards – Next Gov (09.26.2013)

Government IT Leaders Wrestle with Security Risks – CIO (09.26.2013)

NSA Chief Appeals for Cybersecurity Legislation – Next Gov (09.25.2013)

Social Media, Mobile Phones Top Attack Targets – CIO (09.25.2013)

Cyber Experts Don’t Put Much Stock in Security Compliance Measures – Next Gov (09.25.2013)

Evaluating the IT Security Posture of Business Partners – HS News Wire (09.24.2013)

Virginia Tech Breach Exposes Data on 145K Job Applicants – CIO (09.24.2013)

Battling a Common Cyber-Enemy – Gov Info Security (09.24.2013)

New Jersey’s Cyber Fusion Cell Collaborates on Cyberthreats – Emergency Management (09.23.2013)

How to Stop Hackers – Popular Science (09.23.2013)

NIST Updates Guidelines for Security the DNS – GCN (09.23.2013)


Infrastructure Protection

Forget Fingerprints: Your Iris is Your New Identity – CIO (09.30.2013)

Hand Scanners as ‘Mark of the Beast’ – HS News Wire (09.30.2013)

Virginia Starting to Develop a Master Identity Database – Richmond Times Dispatch (09.30.2013)

Plastic with Invisible Images May Allow Swipe-Free Payments, Prevent Hacks – Next Gov (09.27.2013)

U.S. Nuclear Power Industry Facing Dire Prospects – HS News Wire (09.26.2013)

Man with Razor Blades in Shoe Stopped at BWI – Baltimore Sun (09.26.2013)

States Test New Credentialing Approaches – Gov Info Security (09.25.2013)

Navy Blimp Conducts Aerial Mapping Operations in D.C. Flight Restriction Zone – HS News Wire (09.24.2013)

Energy Department Invests $30 Million in Utility Security – Information Week (09.23.2013)

Northwestern Establishes Emergency Response and Violence Prevention Plans – Northwestern Univ. (09.23.2013)



Training People to Fight Terrorism at Grassroots – HS News Wire (09.30.2013)

Experts: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Can Be Destroyed within Nine Months – HS News Wire (09.27.2013)

FBI Agents Work in Nightmarish Scene at Kenya Mall – CT Post (09.26.2013)

Law Enforcement Shares Findings of the Investigation into Washington Navy Yard Shootings – FBI (09.25.2013)

Terror Strike at Kenya Mall Stirs Worries of Al-Shabaab Domestic Attack – The Hill (09.25.2013)

Al Qaeda Increases Efforts to Defeat U.S. Drones – HS News Wire (09.25.2013)

Three Charged in Brooklyn with Training to be Suicide Bombers for Al-Shabaab – HS News Wire (09.24.2013)

Al Qaeda: A Spent Force, Or a Powerhouse? – HS Today (09.23.2013)


Emergency Preparedness

Earthquake Early Warning System Coming to California – Emergency Management (09.26.2013)

How Sandy has Changed Storm Warning Procedures – HS News Wire (09.26.2013)

Traffic Signal Tech Improves Rescue Response Time – Emergency Management (09.25.2013)

U.S. to Face an Increased Risk of Severe Thunderstorms – HS News Wire (09.25.2013)

Sign Up Now for the October 17th ‘Great SouthEast ShakeOut’ – VDEM (09.24.2013)

Cost of Flood Insurance Poised to Rise for Thousands – Pilot Online.com (09.24.2013)

Colorado’s New Chief Recovery Officer to Help Lead Flooding Response – Emergency Management (09.24.2013)

Sen. Warren Raises Concerns about Implementation of New FEMA Flood Insurance Rules – INN (09.23.2013)

N.J. Still Needs Better Disaster Coordination – Philly.com (09.23.2013)

‘The Old FEMA is Gone’: Craig Fugate’s Cleaned-Up FEMA – NBC News (09.23.2013)


Public Health

Lyme Disease On The Rise In Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (09.30.2013)

Mystery Illness in Florida Sends 300 Students Home – WFLX Fox29 (09.26.2013)

VCU Says 300 Students Possibly Exposed to TB – WRIC ABC8 (09.25.2013)


Communications & Interoperability

Troubled Navy Yard Radio System Was Operated by Army – Next Gov (09.30.2013)

Twitter Partners with FEMA, American Red Cross and Others for Emergency Alerts Feature – CIO (09.25.2013)

White House Toolkit Helps Deliver Federal Broadband – GCN (09.24.2013)



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