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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

03.10-17.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

 Virginia Homeland Security Media
March 10, 2014 – March 17, 2014


 Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Testimony: ‘The President’s FY 2015 Budget Request for the Dept. of Homeland Security’ – DHS (03.13.2014)

Testimony: FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on FEMA FY 2015 Budget Request – DHS (03.13.2014)

Testimony: ‘The Arizona Border Technology Plan and Its Impact on Border Security’ – DHS (03.12.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Congressional HS Committee Chairmen Question Admin’s FY 2015 DHS Budget – HS Today (03.14.2014)

Congressmen Introduce Legislation to Reform DHS’s Acquisition Process – U.S. House of Reps (03.13.2014)

Report: DHS Databases Still Not Integrated and Hard to Navigate – HS Today (03.12.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

Passports of Millions of Travelers to U.K. not Thoroughly Checked – HS News Wire (03.11.2014)

Kerlikowske Sworn-In as New CBP Commissioner – Government Security News (03.11.2014)

INTERPOL Chief Scolds Security Authorities for Not Routinely Using Passport Database – HS Today (03.10.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

MetaPhone: The Sensitivity of Telephone Metadata – HS News Wire (03.14.2014)

NSA’s Plans Reportedly Involve Infecting Millions of Computers with Surveillance Malware – CIO (03.12.2014)



NERC Drill Finds U.S. Grid Preparedness Insufficient – HS News Wire (03.17.2014)

U.S. Government to Give Up Key Internet Powers – Next Gov (03.17.2014)

4 Lessons CIOs Can Learn from the Target Breach – CIO (03.17.2014)

Security Weakness Found In iOS7 – CIO (03.14.2014)

Major Companies, like Target, Fail to Act on Malware Alerts – CIO (03.14.2014)

Washington, D.C. Area Leads Nation in Cybersecurity Jobs – HS News Wire (03.14.2014)

Cyber War in Ukraine; Business as Usual for the Russian Bear – HS News Wire (03.13.2014)

Local Authorities Improve Technology to Crack Down on Cyber Crime – WSAW CBS7 (03.13.2014)

Can Antivirus Technology Morph into Breach Detection Systems? – CIO (03.12.2014)

Bill to Secure Government Websites Clears House Committee – Government Security News (03.12.2014)

Cyberattacks Could Paralyze U.S., Former Defense Chief Warns – CIO (03.11.2014)

Windows XP Users Should Ditch Internet Explorer, Say U.S. DHS – Digital Trends (03.11.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

Should Consumers Bear the Cost to Upgrade the Grid? – Next Gov (03.17.2014)

7 Victims of NYC Blast Died of Smoke or Trauma – Go Dan River.com (03.17.2014)

Report: New Mexico Nuke Dump Fire was Preventable – ABC13 WSET (03.15.2014)

Local Police to Beef-Up Boston Marathon Security – Emergency Management (03.14.2014)

LAX Union Wants Emergency Training – ABC13 WSET (03.14.2014)

Blurred Future for Iris Recognition – GCN (03.14.2014)

After Attacks, VSU Takes Steps to Increase Campus Security – ABC8 WRIC (03.14.2014)

Bomb Threat Closes GMU Prince William Campus – Inside NOVA (03.13.2014)

Government Report: Climate Change Threatens Energy Infrastructure – Green Tech Media (03.13.2014)

US Infrastructure Vulnerable to ‘Cascading System Failures’ from Weather Disasters – HS News Wire (03.13.2014)

Los Alamos Lab Has Nowhere to Send Its Nuclear Waste – HS News Wire (03.13.2014)

TSA Suspends Program Aiming to Screen Passenger Online Info – HS News Wire (03.13.2014)

Power Grid Preparedness Falls Short, Report Says – New York Times (03.12.2014)

Report: U.S. Electric Grid ‘Inherently Vulnerable’ to Sabotage – HS Today (03.12.2014)

North Anna Nuke Power Plant Review to Be Discussed – NBC29 WVIR (03.12.2014)

FERC Orders Physical Security Standards, but More Needs to be Done – HS Today (03.11.2014)

GAO: Emergency Nuclear Response System Needs Upgrade (Subscription Needed) – WSJ (03.11.2014)

Troopers Increase Security at Virginia Substations Critical to Grid – CBS6 WTVR (03.11.2014)

Hersman, Public Face of U.S. Transportation Safety, Steps Down – Reuters (03.11.2014)



Feds: 9/11 Mastermind’s Testimony Should Be Barred – ABC13 WSET (03.17.2014)

Al Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Targeting Western Jihadists – HS Today (03.12.2014)

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Missing Plane Defies Search Technology – Emergency Management (03.11.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

NIST Launches Workshops to Improve Disaster Resilience of Communities – GSN (03.17.2014)

There’s More to NFIP than Just the Policy – FEMA (03.17.2014)

March 16-22 is Flood Safety Awareness Week – FEMA (03.14.2014)

The National Guard’s Evolution toward All-Hazards Response – Emergency Management (03.14.2014)

Free Technical Brief on Acetyl Fenatyl Provided to First Responders – HS Today (03.14.2014)

Innovative Nuclear Radiation Detector Reaches the Market – HS News Wire (03.12.2014)

Radiation from Fukushima to Reach West Coast by April – HS News Wire (03.12.2014)

Examining Fire Safety Concerns Raised by Green Buildings – HS News Wire (03.11.2014)

Governor Proclaims March 11 as Tornado Preparedness Day – VDEM (03.11.2014)

FEMA Disaster Assistance Formula Does Not Compute – Chicago Sun-Times (03.11.2014)

Nonprofits Don’t Plan for when Disaster Strikes Them – Coloradoan.com (03.10.2014)

Lessons from Japan’s Triple Disaster: Three Years On – Brookings Institute (03.10.2014)

Virginia Officials Look for Long-Term Damage from NC Coal Ash Spill – Huffington Post (03.10.2014)


Public Health

Help for Hospitals under Cyberattack – Government Health IT (03.13.2014)

Stomach Bug Forces Closure of School for Cleaning – The State (03.13.2014)

Hospital Preparedness Budget Cuts Could Severely Impact Emergency Response – EM Magazine (03.12.2014)

Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans – New York Times (03.11.2014)

CDC: Flu Widespread in Virginia – NBC29 WVIR (03.10.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

FirstNet Moves into First Gear – Emergency Management (03.13.2014)

Wireless Emergency Alerts: A Work in Progress? – Emergency Management (03.10.2014)



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