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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

02.03 – 10.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media
February 3, 2014 – February 10, 2014


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Week Ahead for the House HS Committee February 10-February 14, 2014 – U.S. House of Reps (02.10.2014)

Testimony: “…Wasted Taxpayer Dollars in Modernizing Border Security IT Systems” – DHS (02.06.2014)

Testimony: “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches be Prevented?” – DHS (02.05.2014)

Testimony: Privacy in the Digital Age: Preventing Data Breaches and Combating Cybercrime – DHS (02.040.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress – Emergency Management (02.10.2014)

DHS Secretary Outlines Priorities for 2014 – Security Management (02.07.2014)

DHS Secretary Cites Threat from Americans Fighting in Syria, Returning Home – Fox News (02.07.2014)

Meehan Introduces CFATS Authorization Bill – U.S. House of Representatives HS Committee (02.06.2014)

Report: DHS’s Efforts to Protect Itself from Cyberattack Falls Short – HS Today (02.06.2014)

HS Committee Unanimously Passes Legislation to Protect CIKR from Cyber Attack – U.S. House (02.05.2014)

DHS, Stakeholders Need to Address Cybersecurity Implications of Public Safety Tech – HS Today (02.03.2014)

New Homeland Security Chief of Staff Played Prominent Role in Penn Political Scandal – Fox News (02.03.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

GOP Objects to Administration Easing Immigration Rules for Terror Supporters – Fox News (02.09.2014)

HS Drones Return to the Air along U.S. Borders after Crash into Pacific Ocean – Fox News (02.07.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

Investigators Reportedly Believe NSA Should Have Detected Snowden – Fox News (02.09.2014)

NSA Reportedly Collects Less than 30 Percent of U.S. Phone Data – Fox News (02.09.2014)

Mass Protests Planned for Tuesday over NSA Surveillance – Fox News (02.07.2014)

New Surveillance Technology Can Track Everyone in an Area for Several Hours – Washington Post (02.05.2014)

Florida Mulling Banning School Collections of Students’ Biometric Information – HS News Wire (02.05.2014)

McCain Proposes New Select Committee on NSA Leaks – Secrecy News (02.05.2014)

‘Patrol-Bots’ Eyed as Surveillance Answer – Fox News (02.03.2014)



On Deck: The Cybersecurity Framework – Gov Info Security (02.08.2014)

Cybercriminals Compromise Home Routers to Attack Online Banking Users – CIO (02.07.2014)

Target Attack Shows Danger of Remotely Accessible HVAC Systems – CIO (02.07.2014)

Snowden Leaks Derailed Important Cybersecurity Initiative – HS News Wire (02.06.2014)

Target Contractor says it Was Victim of Cyberattack – CIO (02.06.2014)

New State-of-the-Art Cybersecurity Resource Available to Software Developers – HS News Wire (02.06.2014)

The Top 10 Key Secure Identity Trends – Information Security Buzz (02.06.2014)

Hackers Set Sights on Market Mayhem – Fox News: Business (02.06.2014)

Cyberattacks Are on the Rise, and Health-Care Data is the Biggest Target – Washington Post (02.05.2014)

Senate Cybersecurity Reports Finds Agencies Often Fail to Take Preventive Measures – Wash Po (02.04.2014)

11 Sure Signs You’ve Been Hacked – CIO (02.03.2014)

NIST to Update Education Guidance – Gov Info Security (02.03.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

Experts: Security of Dirty Bomb Materials in U.S. Inadequate – HS News Wire (02.10.2014)

Coastal Areas Must Adapt to Sea-Level Rise, Surges or Suffer Massive Damage – HS News Wire (02.10.2014)

Lawmakers Want Mandatory Security Standards for National Grid – HS News Wire (02.10.2014)

Bill Would Provide Comprehensive Study of Electric Grid Resiliency – HS Today (02.08.2014)

Aging Grid Cannot Keep Up with Growing Demand for Electricity – HS News Wire (02.04.2014)

Chemical, Defense Companies Subject to Chinese Nitro Attacks – HS News Wire (02.04.2014)



NV Trial of Sikh Terrorist Postponed by Two Years to Clarify FISA-Related Issues – HS News Wire (02.10.2014)

Plane Lands in Turkey after Passenger Makes Bomb Threat, asks Plane to Land in Sochi – ABC 15 (02.07.2014)

Kansas Debating Expanding Definition of Terrorism – HS News Wire (02.05.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

Experimental Storm-Surge Maps to Accompany NOAA Hurricane Projections – Emer. Management (02.06.2014)

New FEMA Floodmaps Show Changes in Virginia Beach – WTKR (02.06.2014)

More than 80,000 Tons of Coal Ash Flow into N.C. River – National Public Radio (02.05.2014)

DHS-Army Game Engine Gives First Responders an EDGE – GCN (02.05.2014)

Smartphones to Help Find Avalanche Victims – HS News Wire (02.04.2014)

How One Agency Handled a Tragedy as it Unfolded Live on Twitter – Emergency Management (02.03.2014)

Georgia Governor Implements Reforms for Storm Warnings – Emergency Management (02.03.2014)

What It’s Like to Run a One-Person Department – Emergency Management (02.03.2014)


Public Health

HHS to Fund Development of Drug for Bioterrorism – HS News Wire (02.10.2014)

House Passes Measure to Enhance Medical Preparedness during Disaster – HS Today (02.03.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

New Software Obfuscation System a Cryptography Game Changer – HS News Wire (02.07.2014)

Boston’s Experience with Social Media is Key during Emergencies – Emergency Management (02.05.2014)

911 Expected to Take Center Stage at the FCC – IWCE’s Urgent Communications (02.04.2014)



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