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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

04.14 – 21.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

April 14, 2014 – April 21, 2014


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Written Testimony: ‘How Law Enforcement Works with Private Sector to Prevent Cybercrime’ – DHS (04.16.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

DHS Announces Nomination Period for 2014 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience – DHS (04.17.2014)

Statement by Secretary Johnson Regarding the One Year Anniversary of the Boston Bombing – DHS (04.15.2014)

Two Reports on TSA Officer Killing at LAX Offer Similar Recommendations – HS Today (04.14.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

House Judiciary Committee Wants Data on Released Criminal Aliens from DHS – HS Today (04.14.2014)

Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border – HS Today (04.14.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

NYPD Shuts Down Controversial Muslim Surveillance Program – HS News Wire (04.18.2014)

IRS, Other Federal Agencies Reportedly Used License Plate-Tracking Technology – Fox News (04.18.2014)

Web App Tracks Prison Probationers – GCN (04.18.2014)



Deltek Breach Raises Questions about Widespread Hacking – Next Gov (04.21.2014)

Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack – New York Times (04.18.2014)

Local Government Public Safety Technology Priorities for 2014 – Public CEO (04.18.2014)

States Advance Breach Notification Laws – Gov Info Security (04.18.2014)

Satellite Communication Systems Rife with Security Flaws, Vulnerable to Remote Hacks – CIO (04.18.2014)

Michaels Says Breach at its Stores Affected Nearly 3 Million Payment Cards – CIO (04.17.2014)

DDoS Attackers Change Techniques to Wallop Sites – CIO (04.17.2014)

Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity beyond Compliance – CIO (04.17.2014)

Heartbleed: Security Experts Reality-Check the 3 Most Hysterical Fears – CIO (04.17.2014)

Facebook Users Targeted by iBanking Android Trojan App – CIO (04.17.2014)

Report Slams Government’s Cybersecurity Fix – Time (04.17.2014)

Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years to Find – Boston Herald (04.17.2014)

SEC to Launch Cybersecurity Exams – Gov Info Security (04.17.2014)

Kettering, Ohio, ‘Optimum’ Site for Cybersecurity Center – Government Technology (04.17.2014)

A Simple Cure for the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage – CIO (04.16.2014)

Big Bucks Going to Universities to Solve Pressing Cybersecurity Issues – CIO (04.15.2014)

West Point Wins Cyber Defense Exercise, Launches Army Cyber Institute – HS News Wire (04.15.2014)

NIST Releases Mobile App Vetting Tool – Federal Times (04.15.2014)

The U.S. Government Wants 6,000 New ‘Cyberwarriors’ by 2016 – Business Week (04.15.2014)

Announced Cyber Attack on Israel Fizzled – HS Today (04.15.2014)

How to Create Awareness of the Insider Threat – CIO (04.14.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

Long-Term Predictions for Miami Sea Level Rise Could be Available Soon – HS News Wire (04.17.2014)

Door Security System from Smarter Security Helps University Keep Students Safe – HS Today (04.17.2014)

Proposal to Prevent Grid Attack Lacks Power, Critics Say [Registration Required] – WSJ (04.17.2014)

Security Holes in Power Grid Have Federal Officials Scrambling – Emergency Management (04.16.2014)

Texas Could Get Millions for ‘Active Shooter’ Training – The Texas Tribune (04.16.2014)

Connecticut Plans to Protect Utilities from Cyberthreats – Emergency Management (04.15.2014)

There Is No Perfect Solution to Preventing School Violence – Emergency Management (04.15.2014)

More States Tell Utilities to Protect the Grid from EMP – HS News Wire (04.15.2014)

Supremacist Faces Murder Charges in Kansas Deaths – GoDanRiver.com (04.15.2014)

Dominion Power to do New Seismic Risk Assessment for North Anna Nuclear Power – Daily Progress (04.14.2014)

Indiana University Puts IT and Safety under One Umbrella – Chronicle of Higher Education (04.14.2014)

Coast Guard Seeks Comment on New Safety Training – Marine Link (04.14.2014)



Source: ‘Massive and Unprecedented’ Attack Targets Al Qaeda in Yemen – CNN (04.21.2014)

Four Former TAs from Birmingham School’s ‘Trojan Horse’ Plot Arrested – HS News Wire (04.21.2014)

Congress Urged to Renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act – HS News Wire (04.18.2014)

A Year Later, Little Government Response to Boston Bombing as Politics of Terrorism Shift – Fox (04.17.2014)

Teen in ‘Jihad Jane’ Case Sentenced to Five Years in Prison – Reuters (04.17.2014)

Man Charged With Hoax near Boston Marathon Finish Line – Richmond Times Dispatch (04.16.2014)

Unsettling Video Shows Large Al Qaeda Meeting in Yemen – HS Today (04.16.2014)

Evaluating English-Language Jihadist Magazine ‘Inspire’ – HS News Wire (04.15.2014)

Peace in the Philippines, but What Next for the MILF? – HS News Wire (04.15.2014)

Saudi Terror Network Behind 9/11 Still Active, Senator Warns – HS Today (04.15.2014)

More Boston Bomber Types Lurk, Officials Warn – The Washington Times (04.14.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

Small Virginia Town Debates Cost of Emergency Siren System – HS News Wire (04.21.2014)

National Hurricane Center Plans New Storm Surge Warnings Starting in 2015 – Washington Post (04.18.2014)

Will Pre-Alerting Responders Cut Emergency Response Times? – Emergency Management (04.17.2014)

What’s the Best Way to Deliver Emergency Management Training? – Emergency Management (04.17.2014)

Disaster Experts Challenge EMs, Forecasters to Educate Public – Montgomery Advertiser (04.17.2014)

Learning from Ant Colonies: How to Evacuate Disaster Zones – HS News Wire (04.17.2014)

How the Red Cross is Saving Lives through Social Data – Huffington Post (04.17.2014)

FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for FY2014 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants – FEMA (04.16.2014)

How Building Codes Save Homes from Cyclones, and How They Don’t – HS News Wire (04.16.2014)

Homeowners Beef Up Preparedness with Storm Shelters – Emergency Management (04.15.2014)

Does Fracking Cause Earthquakes? – Emergency Management (04.15.2014)

2014 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Application Period Now Open – FEMA (04.15.2014)

A Year Later, West, Texas is Still a Long Way from Recovery – Emergency Management (04.14.2014)


Public Health

New MRSA Superbug Discovered in Brazil – HS News Wire (04.18.2014)

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Need for Global Surveillance Strategies – HS News Wire (04.18.2014)

Biosurveillance Bulks Up – GCN (04.18.2014)

Ohio Mumps Outbreak Spreads to Belmont County – WTRF7 (04.17.2014)

A Year After Marathon Bombs, Boston Hospitals Apply Lessons Learned – Reuters (04.17.2014)

Wikipedia Is Better Than Google at Tracking Flu Trends – Next Gov (04.17.2014)

Rearming Penicillin for the Twenty-First Century – HS News Wire (04.16.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

FirstNet Explained – Government Technology (04.17.2014)



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