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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

05.12 – 19.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

May 12, 2014 – May 19, 2014


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

House Homeland Security Committee Schedule for May 19-23, 2014 – U.S. House of Reps (05.19.2014)

Testimony: ‘The Role of Mitigation in Reducing Federal Expenditures for Disaster Response’ – DHS (05.14.2014)

Testimony: ‘Charting a Path Forward for the CFATS Program’ – DHS (05.14.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

Senate Panel Confronts Backlog of Chemical Facility Security Plans – HS Today (05.19.2014)

Supreme Court Takes Up Case of Fired Air Marshal – Fox News (05.19.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

Records Show CBP Agents Typically Not Disciplined for Abusing Immigrants – HS News Wire (05.19.2014)

Lawmakers Criticize DHS’ Spending On Border Security Projects – HS News Wire (05.19.2014)

Homeland Security Chief Says ‘Fresh Start’ Needed for Deportation Program – Washington Post (05.16.2014)

NE City Free to Enforce Ordinance Banning Renting to Undocumented Immigrants – HS News Wire (05.14.2014)

Public Schools Must Accept Children Regardless of Citizenship, Immigration Status – HS News Wire (05.13.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

The NSA Is Listening To Every Phone Call in the Bahamas – Next Gov (05.19.2014)

Fewer Americans Getting Security Clearances, Says Report – Government Security News (05.18.2014)

Who Watches the Watchers? Big Data Goes Unchecked – Politico (05.17.2014)

Telecom Firm Pushed Back on NSA Data Collection, Papers Show – CNN (05.15.2014)



DOJ Brings First-Ever Cyber-Espionage Case against Chinese Officials – Fox News (05.19.2014)

Home Routers: Broken Windows to the World – CIO (05.19.2014)

Dealing with the Heartburn of Heartbleed – CIO (05.19.2014)

Governor McAuliffe Names Members of Virginia Cyber Security Commission – Governor’s Office (05.16.2014)

More Fake Antivirus Programs Found in Google Play, Windows Phone Store – CIO (05.16.2014)

Online Advertising Poses Significant Security, Privacy Risks to Users, U.S. Senate Report Says – CIO (05.15.2014)

How Retailers Can Boost Security through Information Sharing – CIO (05.15.2014)

Report: Average U.S. Business Fields 10,000 Security Alerts a Day – CIO (05.14.2014)

FOSE Briefs: IT Management, BYOD, Open Source, Cybersecurity Framework – GCN (05.14.2014)

Internet of Things: Who Gets the Data? – Information Week (05.14.2014)

Cyber Threats are Spreading, Becoming More Dangerous – GCN (05.13.2014)

Cybersecurity Bill Not Likely before a Crisis Proves Its Necessity – HS News Wire (05.13.2014)

New NIST Guidance: Don’t Make Security an Afterthought – Next Gov (05.13.2014)

Cybersecurity Options Lag behind Hackers’ Abilities – Government Technology (05.13.2014)

Reported NSA Backdoors Might Open up Networks to More Threats – CIO (05.12.2014)

Research Gives Reason to Double-Check Heartbleed Fix – CIO (05.12.2014)

State CIOs Take Cybersecurity, Broadband Concerns to Washington – Fierce CIO (05.12.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

How Vulnerable is America’s Power Grid? – Emergency Management (05.16.2014)

U.S. to Require Railroads to Notify States When Oil is Shipped – HS News Wire (05.16.2014)

Absorbent Used in Cat Litter May Be Cause of Radiation Leaks in U.S. Nuke Dump – HS News Wire (05.16.2014)

 Leadership and First meeting of Railroad Safety & Security Task Force – Governor’s Office (05.15.2014)

New Orleans’ Flood Protection: Stronger than Ever, Weaker than Supposed to be – Government Tech (05.15.2014)

EMP Attack on U.S. Would Be ‘Catastrophic’, Congress Told – HS Today (05.14.2014)

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting – The White House (05.14.2014)

Coral Reefs Offer Valuable Protection for Coastal Infrastructure – HS News Wire (05.14.2014)

24 U.S. Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Earthquakes – HS News Wire (05.13.2014)

Which Cities Have the Biggest Police Presence? – Emergency Management (05.13.2014)

Loss of West Antarctic Glacier Unstoppable, Contributing Significantly to Sea Level Rise – HSN Wire (05.13.2014)



Ambassador Bolton: Boko Haram’s Threat Goes Beyond Africa – Fox News (05.19.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

Need GEOINT? There’s an App for That, Even When Disconnected – GCN (05.19.2014)

April Storms Lead to First Billion-Dollar Losses of 2014 – HS News Wire (05.16.2014)

Emergency Managers Stress the Need for Social Media Volunteers – Emergency Management (05.16.2014)

How Twitter Will Change the Next Hurricane – Emergency Management (05.15.2014)

Improving Gloves to Enhance First Responders’ Safety – HS News Wire (05.15.2014)

Quarterly Siren Test for North Anna Power Station Set for May 21, 2014 – VDEM (05.15.2014)

Do You Know the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule? Natural Lightning Awareness Week – VDEM (05.14.2014)

Governor Announces Appointment of New Adjutant General of Virginia – Governor’s Office (05.14.2014)

Remember Pets When Planning For Emergencies – FEMA (05.14.2014)

Fire Experiments Will Test New Firefighting Tactics – HS News Wire (05.14.2014)

Congress Tries (Again) to Sustain the National Flood Insurance Program – Emergency Management (05.13.2014)

Colorado to Invest $20 Million in Aerial Firefighting – Emergency Management (05.13.2014)


Public Health

Foreign Doctors, Nurses in Saudi Arabia Could Take MERS Global – Fox News (05.19.2014)

Bill Would Encourage Development of Drugs to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – HS News Wire (05.19.2014)

Pandemics: Who Should Be Given Life-Saving Treatment First/Makes the Decision? – HS News Wire (05.15.2014)

Understanding of 1918 Flu Pandemic Aids in Better Infectious Disease Response – HS News Wire (05.15.2014)

GAO: DOD Can Improve Medical Countermeasures Threat Prioritization – HS Today (05.15.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

New Algorithm Revolutionizes Cryptography – HS News Wire (05.19.2014)

Carriers Adopt Text-to-911, but Jurisdictions Lag – Emergency Management (05.16.2014)

Pierce County, Washington Plans for Future 911 Outages – Emergency Management (05.14.2014)

South Bloomfield Police Use Technology to Save Time, Money – Circleville Herald (05.14.2014)

Teri Takai Discusses FirstNet’s Challenges – Emergency Management (05.12.2014)

Ham Radio Operators Train National Guard on the Communications Tool – Emergency Management (05.12.2014)



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