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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

10.21 – 28.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security

Virginia Homeland Security Media

October 21, 2013 – October 28, 2013


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead for the House HS Committee October 28-November 1, 2013 – U.S. House of Reps (10.28.2013)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

TSA Tells Airports to Guard Exit Lanes – HS News Wire (10.24.2013)

Stabilizing DHS Cybersecurity Leadership – Gov Info Security (10.23.2013)

Legislators Introduce FEMA Reauthorization Act of 2013 – HS Today (10.22.2013)

Nomination Revives Debate over Homeland Security – New York Times (10.18.2013)


Border Protection / Immigration

Strike Two: The CBP’s Failure to Polygraph Its Future Employees – HS News Wire (10.28.2013)



NSA Surveillance Back in Crosshairs on Hill – Next Gov (10.28.2013)

Protesters Call for an End to NSA Mass Surveillance – CIO (10.26.2013)

Hagel Could Remove One of the NSA Chief’s Key Duties: Running Cyber Command – Next Gov (10.25.2013)



Stop. Think. Connect. Cyber Tips – Department of Homeland Security (10.28.2013)

Vote Set on DHS Cybersecurity Workforce Plan – Gov Info Security (10.28.2013)

One City Feds Off Cyberespionage Attacks, and Collaboration is Key – GCN (10.25.2013)

Michigan Launches Volunteer Cybersecurity Corps – Government Technology (10.25.2013)

Security Meets the Enemy, and it’s the Users – GCN (10.25.2013)

NIST Releases Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework – HS News Wire (10.24.2013)

NIST Offering 5th Cybersecurity Framework Workshop on November 14th – NIST (10.23.2013)

Cyber Grand Challenge for Automated Network Security-Correcting Systems – HS News Wire (10.23.2013)

U.S. NIST Recommends Ways Businesses Can Improve Cybersecurity – CIO (10.22.2013)

Department of Energy Breach: Bigger Than We Realized – Information Week (10.22.2013)

Cyberattack Drill on U.S. Stock Market Prompts Call for Action – CRN (10.22.2013)

DHS, Fortune 500 CEOs and Digital Industry Leaders Launch Cyber Awareness Events – HS Today (10.22.2013)

State CIOs Answer Questions on Cybersecurity and Disaster Recovery – Government Technology (10.20.2013)

Cybersecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility – CHHS (10.16.2013)


Infrastructure Protection

Suspicious Package at Montreal Airport; 1 Held – ABC News (10.28.2013)

New Method to Help Coastal Communities Adapt to Sea-Level Rise – HS News Wire (10.28.2013)

Sharp Increase in Radioactive Water Leaks at Fukushima – HS News Wire (10.28.2013)

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors – HS News Wire (10.28.2013)

8 Areas for Improvement in Securing Critical Infrastructure – GCN (10.25.2013)

Acoustic Detection Identifies IEDs and their Explosive Yield – HS News Wire (10.25.2013)

Supervisor at Los Angeles Airport Becomes Second Man Charged in Dry Ice Explosions – Fox News (10.21.2013)



Death of Muslims Used by Extremists for Recruitment, Propaganda – HS News Wire (10.28.2013)

Industry: Terrorism Insurance Should Cover Cyberterrorism – HS News Wire (10.24.2013)

Al Qaeda-Linked Groups among World’s Most Active Terrorist Groups – HS News Wire (10.23.2013)


Emergency Preparedness

$32 Million NSF Grants for Improving Prediction of, Response to Natural Disasters – HS News Wire (10.24.2013)

Why Is Crisis Mapping So Popular? – Emergency Management (10.23.2013)

The Only Effective Asteroid Defense: Early Detection, Evacuation of Impact Area – HS News Wire (10.22.2013)

George Mason Rolls Out App for Emergency Scenarios on Campus – Emergency Management (10.23.2013)

NIMS Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance & Field Operations Guide Released – FEMA (10.17.2013)


Public Health

New Apps to Keep You Healthy – HS News Wire (10.23.2013)

1930s Fight Against Malaria in U.S. a Model for Today’s Global Campaign – HS News Wire (10.23.2013)

Small Changes in Agricultural Practices Reduce Produce-Borne Illness – HS News Wire (10.22.2013)


Communications & Interoperability

KETR to Participate in FEMA Emergency Alert Project – NPR 88.9 KETR (10.22.2013)

Google and San Francisco Launch Real-Time Crisis Map – Emergency Management (10.21.2013)

Leadership Profile: Raytheon’s Michael J. Bostic on Interoperability – HS Today (10.21.2013)



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