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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

11.12 – 18.2013 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media
November 12, 2013 – November 18, 2013

 

Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead for the House HS Committee November 18-November 22, 2013 – U.S. House of Reps (11.18.2013)

“Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies” – DHS (11.18.2013)

“DHS Financial Management: Investigating DHS’ Stewardship of Taxpayer Dollars” – DHS (11.15.2013)

Written Testimony: DHS Acting Secretary Rand Beers, ‘Threats to the Homeland’ – DHS (11.14.2013)

“Progress Report: Hurricane Sandy Recovery – One Year Later” – DHS (11.14.2013)

“TSA’s SPOT Program and Initial Lessons from the LAX Shooting” – DHS (11.14.2013)

“Border Security Oversight, Part III: Border Crossing Cards and B1/B2 Visas” – DHS (11.14.2013)

“Insider Threat to Homeland Security: Examining Our Nation’s Security Clearance Process” – DHS (11.13.2013)

“Implementation of an Entry-Exit System: Still Waiting after All These Years” – DHS (11.13.2013)

NPPD: “How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?” – DHS (11.13.2013)

 

National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

GAO Says TSA’s Costly Behavioral Detection Program Falls Short – HS News Wire (11.18.2013)

DHS Nominee Prioritizes Filling Leadership Vacancies and Morale over Counterterrorism – Fox News (11.13.2013)

DHS Helps Implement Obamacare in Some Ways, but Not Others – Government Security News (11.13.2013)

Homeland Security Ranks among Lowest for Employee Satisfaction Again – Washington Post (11.12.2013)

 

Border Protection / Immigration

Local Enforcement of Immigration Law Does Not Achieve Intended Goals – HS News Wire (11.18.2013)

 

Surveillance

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Limit Use of Drones by Law Enforcement – HS News Wire (11.15.2013)

Justice Department Will Notify Defendants on Surveillance – Fox News (11.15.2013)

U.S. Intelligence Community Seeking Better Face Recognition Biometrics – HS News Wire (11.14.2013)

 

Cybersecurity

Adoption, Privacy Biggest Topics as NIST Cybersecurity Framework Nears February Deadline – CIO (11.18.2013)

Official: Hackers Tried Repeatedly to Attack Obamacare Website – CNN (11.18.2013)

Inkblots Bolster Security of Online Passwords – HS News Wire (11.18.2013)

FBI: Anonymous Hackers Stole Info on 100,000 Federal Employees, Contractors – Next Gov (11.16.2013)

ISA Details Proposal for Next Steps on Cyber Executive Order – HS Today (11.15.2013)

Cybersecurity Experts will Face Off in Mock Netwars – Next Gov (11.15.2013)

People’s Ignorance of Online Privacy Puts Employers at Risk – CIO (11.15.2013)

Homeland Security has Tip for Healthcare – Healthcare IT News (11.15.2013)

The Best Data Security Offense is a Good Defense – CIO (11.15.2013)

FBI Director Warns of Cyberattacks; Other Security Chiefs Say Terrorism Threat has Altered – WaPo (11.14.2013)

Some Hidden Pitfalls of Government BYOD – GCN (11.14.2013)

Israeli Cyber Game Drags U.S., Russia to Brink of Mideast War – Defense News (11.14.2013)

Are CIOs Still Relevant? – Next Gov (11.13.2013)

The Quest for Weak Links in Information Security – CIO (11.12.2013)

 

Infrastructure Protection

Coordinating Responses to Cloud, Infrastructure Vulnerabilities – HS News Wire (11.18.2013)

Wrong Crowd: Social Networks are Key to City Violence – HS News Wire (11.15.2013)

California School to Test Gunshot Detection Software – Emergency Management (11.12.2013)

Power Plants and Other Vital Systems are Totally Exposed on the Internet – Wired (11.08.2013)

 

Terrorism

White House Pushing to Loosen Rules on Gitmo Transfers – Fox News (11.18.2013)

U.S. Designates Nigeria’s Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Group – HS News Wire (11.15.2013)

 

Emergency Preparedness

FEMA Unveiling New Hub Flood Zone Maps – Boston Herald (11.16.2013)

Past as Prologue: Insights from Past natural Disasters Relevant Today – HS News Wire (11.14.2013)

The Philippines is Victim of Geography, Poor Infrastructure, Poverty – HS News Wire (11.14.2013)

VDOT Prepares for Winter Weather – WVIR NBC29 (11.13.2013)

Relief Teams Rush to Typhoon-Devastated Philippines – Emergency Management (11.13.2013)

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania – Federal Emergency Management Agency (11.13.2013)

California’s Earthquake Early Warning System Bill Approved – HS News Wire (11.13.2013)

How You Can Help Crowdsource Typhoon Yolanda Response – Emergency Management (11.13.2013)

Are Democracies Better at Dealing with Disasters? – Goshen News (11.12.2013)

 

Public Health

Malaria Parasite Circumvents Natural Defense – HS News Wire (11.18.2013)

Lying in Wait: Anthrax Toxin May Lurk for Days in Cells as a Lingering Threat – HS News Wire (11.15.2013)

CDC Accredited for Emergency Management – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (11.14.2013)

 

Communications & Interoperability

Federal System to Allow DOD and Civilian Partners to Connect – Emergency Management (11.14.2013)

Data Shows More Wireless 911 Calls Arrived with No Location Information – HS Today (11.13.2013)

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