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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

06.16 – 23.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

June 16, 2014 – June 23, 2014


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

House Homeland Security Committee Schedule for June 23-27, 2014 – U.S. House of Reps (06.23.2014)

Testimony: ‘Maintaining Coast Guard Readiness’ – DHS (06.18.2014)

Testimony: ‘Securing Radiological Materials: Examining the Threat Next Door’ – DHS (06.12.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

DHS Releases Second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review – DHS (06.19.2014)

Homeland Security Tops FISMA Scorecard; How Do They Do It? – GCN (06.19.2014)

Senior DHS Adviser: ‘Inevitable that ‘Caliphate’ Returns’ – Washington Free Beacon (06.16.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

Border Patrol Scraps Plan to Fly Illegal Immigrants to California from Texas – Fox News (06.23.2014)

ICE Issues Rules for Contractors Dealing with Illegal Immigrants – Fox News (06.23.2014)

White House Vows Faster Deportation of Illegal Immigrants, Open New Detention Center – Fox News (06.22.2014)

Feds Apologize for Botched Virginia Immigrant Shelter Plan – Virginia Pilot (06.20.2014)

DHS Forms Interagency Group to Tackle Crush of Central American Immigrants – GSN (06.17.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

House Backs Limits on NSA Spying – Fox News (06.20.2014)

Drones are Prohibited in National Parks – WCYB.com (06.20.2014)

New Approach to Balancing Security and Privacy – HS News Wire (06.17.2014)



Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals a Risk to U.S. National Security – NHSA (06.22.2014)

Companies Warned of Major Security Flaw in Google Play Apps – CIO (06.20.2014)

Study: Concern over Mobile Device Theft on the Rise – CIO (06.19.2014)

Researchers Uncover Widespread Security Flaw in Google Play Apps – Gizmag.com (06.19.2014)

Bank Not Liable for Customer’s $440,000 Cybertheft – CIO (06.18.2014)

Today’s Top Skill Sets in Security and Why They’re in Demand – CIO (06.18.2014)

Microsoft Fixes Flaw in its Own Security Software – CIO (06.18.2014)

6 Ways to Prevent a Breach like the One at AT&T – CIO (06.18.2014)

Report: Neither iOS Nor Android Inherently More Secure than the Other – CIO (06.18.2014)

Senate to Mull Cyberthreat Sharing Bill – Gov Info Security (06.18.2014)

Cyber Attackers Target Small, Midsized Businesses – Information Week (06.18.2014)

3 Strategies for the New Era of Enterprise Cybersecurity – CIO (06.17.2014)

Hackers Use YouTube to Sell Stolen Credit Card Numbers, Group Says – CIO (06.17.2014)

Pittsburgh Cybersquad Leads the Way in Fighting Cybercrime – Emergency Management (06.17.2014)

Shortage of Cybersecurity Professionals Poses Risk to National Security – RAND Corporation (06.17.2014)

Here’s What Cyberspace Looks Like – Next Gov (06.17.2014)

China’s ‘Putter Panda’ Behind U.S. Cyberattacks – HS Today (06.16.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

L.A. to Catalog Buildings at Risk of Collapse during a Major Earthquake – HS News Wire (06.22.2014)

Firefighters Shot At in DC – WUSA CBS9 (06.22.2014)

FBI to Procure 3D Printer to Aid in Study of IEDs – HS Today (06.19.2014)

A New Way to Detect Leaks in Pipes – MIT News (06.19.2014)

State’s Secondary Roads are Deteriorating; VDOT Aims to Improve Their Condition – RTD (06.19.2014)

Texas Limits Release of Information about Toxic Chemicals Storage in the State – HS News Wire (06.18.2014)

Roanoke Co. Residents Worried about Long-Tern Effects of Chemical Spill – WDBJ7.com (06.18.2014)

Spotting Sewage Pipes in Need of Repair, Before They Burst – HS News Wire (06.17.2014)

School Blueprint Database is the ‘Next Step’ for Oregon Public Safety – Emergency Management (06.16.2014)

UT, ORNL Scientists’ Discoveries Could Help Neutralize Chemical Weapons – Univ. of Tenn (06.16.2014)



First Responders Share Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks – Security Management (06.18.2014)

RAND Study: Jihadist Threat Calls for New U.S. Strategy to Combat Terrorism – HS Today (06.18.2014)

Two Men Charged in Austin with Providing Support to Terrorists – Statesman.com (06.18.2014)

Extremists Attack Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery – New York Times (06.18.2014)

Terrorism Trial in Britain Sparks Accusations of Excessive Secrecy – Time (06.18.2014)

Experts: Pentagon is Capable of Tracking the Taliban 5 Freed from Guantanamo – NHSA (06.17.2014)

China Executes 13 Convicted of Terrorism – CNN (06.16.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

Virginia Will Share Additional Information on Movement of Bakken Crude Oil by Rail – VDEM (06.21.2014)

NBC29 Looks Inside Virginia Search and Rescue – WVIR-TV NBC29 (06.21.2014)

New York City’s Emergency Management Commissioner Resigns – Emergency Management (06.19.2014)

Upgraded Ready Georgia Emergency App Adds New Features – Emergency Management (06.18.2014)

Disaster Pilot Project Seeks Better Alternative to FEMA Trailers – Emergency Management (06.18.2014)

New Report Addresses International Disaster Resilience for U.S. and Partner Countries – NIST (06.17.2014)

Waters Keep Rising along U.S.-Canadian Border – Emergency Management (06.17.2014)

Consortium Test Tools for Earthquake Response – GCN (06.16.2014)


Public Health

Researchers Discover ‘Achilles’ Heel’ in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – NHSA (06.20.2014)

As Many as 75 CDC Scientists Exposed to Anthrax after Violation of Handling Procedure – NHSA (06.20.2014)

Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Nightmare Germs’ Found Across Florida – NHSA (06.18.2014)

Gov’t Warnings about Antidepressants May Have Led to More Suicide Attempts – Washington Post (06.18.2014)

Report: Sandy Left Mental Health Issues in its Wake – USA Today (06.18.2014)

WHO Says Antibiotic Resistance is Serious, Worldwide Threat to Public Health – HS Today (06.17.2014)

HIV Rate on the Rise in Southwest Virginia – WSLS NBC10 (06.17.2014)

Better Methods to Detect E. Coli Developed – Science Daily (06.16.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

California’s ‘SmartJustice’ Mimics Google Search for Cops – Emergency Management (06.20.2014)

Next-Generation 911 Offers Updates in Technologically Advanced Society – NHSA (06.16.2014)



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