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Weekly Homeland Security Media Reports

06.23 – 30.2014 Virginia Homeland Security Media

Virginia Homeland Security Media

June 23, 2014 – June 30, 2014


Congressional Homeland Security Committee/Sub-Committee Testimony

Testimony: ‘…The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors’ – DHS (06.25.2014)

Testimony: ‘Utilizing Canine Teams to Detect Explosives and Mitigate Threats’ – DHS (06.24.2014)

Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House Committee on Homeland Security – DHS (06.24.2014)

Testimony: ‘Mass Gathering Security: A Look at the Coordinated Approach to Super Bowl…’ – DHS (06.23.2014)


National Homeland Security Policy & Issues

DHS Receives Top FISMA Score for the Second Year in a Row – HS News Wire (06.26.2014)

Addressing Cyberthreats and the Risks of a Changing Climate among DHS Goals – EM (06.25.2014)

No-Fly List Violates Constitutional Rights, Judge Rules – Fox News (06.24.2014)


Border Protection / Immigration

U.S. Should Re-Evaluate Definition of Skilled Workers in Immigration Policy – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

Obama to Reportedly Seek $2 Billion to Respond to Immigrant Surge – Fox News (06.29.2014)

DHS Chief Won’t Rule Out Using National Guard to Deal with Border Surge – HS Today (06.27.2014)

Texas Border ‘Surge’ Aimed at Combating Emergency Situation – Emergency Management (06.26.2014)

Border Patrol Overtime Pay Reform Advances in Senate – Federal Times (06.25.2014)


Surveillance and Intelligence

Drones Must Be Used Wisely to Help Advance U.S. Interests – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

NSA Phone Searches Increased by 50% in 2013, Report Finds – Fox News (06.28.2014)

Supreme Court: Police Must Obtain a Warrant to Search Suspect’s Cellphone – HS News Wire (06.27.2014)

Miniature Radar May Put UAVs in the Air – GCN (06.24.2014)



Striking a Cyber Balance between State, Federal Authorities – Federal Times (06.27.2014)

Can we Weather the Cyber Superstorms? – HS Today (06.27.2014)

U.S. to Ask China to Restart Cyber Working Group – AZ Central (06.27.2014)

Can Telework Improve Cybersecurity? – GCN (06.27.2014)

Are Digital Retailers Focusing their Security in the Wrong Place? – CIO (06.27.2014)

Florida Toughens Breach Notice Law – Gov Info Security (06.27.2014)

Hackers Found Controlling Malware and Botnets from the Cloud – CIO (06.26.2014)

A Security Awareness Success Story – CIO (06.26.2014)

How Regulatory Oversight Could Hurt Info Sharing Among Banks – Gov Info Security (06.26.2014)

Is Facelock the Password Alternative We’ve Been Waiting For? – HS News Wire (06.26.2014)

DHS Official: Financial Firms Need ‘Skin in the Game’ on Cybersecurity – HS Today (06.26.2014)

What It Takes to Avoid Cyberattacks – Government Health IT (06.25.2014)

Montana Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Personal Records – CIO (06.25.2014)

Watch the Web Get Hacked in Real Time on this Mesmerizing Map – CIO (06.25.2014)

10 Things to Know about the Smartphone Kill Switch – CIO (06.25.2014)

Research Identifies Android Security Weaknesses Caused by Performance Design – HS News Wire (06.25.2014)

Why You Should Still Worry about Heartbleed – CIO (06.24.2014)

The Vulnerability of Everything – CIO (06.24.2014)

Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Nation’s Cybersecurity Efforts Introduced in Senate – HS Today (06.24.2014)

Battling Financial Cybercrime in N.Y. – Gov Info Security (06.24.2014)

How to Avoid Having Your Cloud-Hosted Business Destroyed by Hackers – CIO (06.23.2014)


Infrastructure Protection

Busch Gardens Cleared of Danger after Bomb Threat – WVEC ABC13 (06.29.2014)

Tiny Electric Grids Help States Weather Extreme Storms – Scientific American (06.27.2014)

N.C. ‘Rolling’ 30-Year Sea Level Rise report Gaining Support from Both Sides – HS News Wire (06.27.2014)

As Baby Boomers Retire, Nuclear Industry Faces Manpower Shortages – HS News Wire (06.27.2014)

A Novel Technique Could Facilitate Nuclear Disarmament – HS News Wire (06.27.2014)

Making Nuclear Power Plants More Resilient during Earthquakes – HS News Wire (06.27.2014)

New Facility Will Rehearse Foreigner Iris and Facial Recognition at Airport Exits – Next Gov (06.27.2014)

Oil Train Dangers Extend Past Bakken – The News & Advance (06.26.2014)

Iowa Plans to Release Information on Hauling Extra-Flammable Crude Oil – Emergency Management (06.26.2014)

U.S. Microgrid Capacity Will Exceed 1.8GW by 2018 – Green Tech Media (06.26.2014)

Clinical Psychologist: School Violence Growing Across Nation – WCHS ABC8 (06.26.2014)

Man Accused in Bomb Threats Found Not Competent to Stand Trial – The News & Advance (06.26.2014)

Details of Oil Shipments by Rail are Not Security Sensitive and Should Be Released – HS News Wire (06.25.2014)

‘Pilot Mismanagement’ Contributed to Asiana Airlines Crash, NTSB Says – Emergency Management (06.25.2014)

CBP Announces Trusted Trader Program Test – HS Today (06.25.2014)

Oil Train Info Shows Heavy Traffic – The News & Advance (06.24.2014)

As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk is Sinking and Planning – NPR (06.24.2014)

Amid an Epidemic of School Shootings, Teachers are Being Trained to Shoot Back – EM (06.23.2014)



Jury Selection Begins in Trial of 2 Friends of Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

Better Intel Cooperation with African States Needed for Effective Counterterrorism Strategy – HSN (06.30.2014)

Judge Rules Use of NSA Surveillance-Based Information in Terrorist Case is Legal – HS News Wire (06.26.2014)

How Police are Scanning All of Twitter to Detect Terrorist Threats – Huffington Post (06.25.2014)

Experts Debate the Vulnerability of Midwest Cities to Terrorist Attacks – HS News Wire (06.25.2014)


Emergency Preparedness

FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Virginia: Exercise Scheduled for North Anna Power – FEMA (06.30.2014)

Sandy Relief Effort Plagued by Flaws Similar to Those of Past Recoveries – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

Scientists: Tornado Threat in Tornado Alley Can Be Eliminated by Building Walls – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

Should States Take the Lead on Implementing Alert Systems? – Emergency Management (06.27.2014)

Technology Plays an Increasing Role in Emergency Management – Emergency Management (06.26.2014)

Experts Urge Deployment of Earthquake Warning System in California – HS News Wire (06.26.2014)

VDOT Official Expects Modifications to Virginia’s Evacuation Plan – Daily Press (06.25.2014)

6 Key Takeaways from Colorado’s Devastating Flooding – Emergency Management (06.24.2014)

7.9 Earthquake near Alaska – CNN (06.24.2014)


Public Health

Better Tools for Tracing Food-Borne Illness to Source – HS News Wire (06.30.2014)

Canadian Dirt Containing Kryptonite for Superbugs – HS News Wire (06.26.2014)

Forensic Geographical Profiling Technique Targets Killer Diseases – HS News Wire (06.25.2014)

Ebola Epidemic in West Africa is ‘Out of Control’ – HS News Wire (06.25.2014)

HHS and Health Care Sector Expand Cybersecurity Info Sharing – GCN (06.25.2014)

Ohio Mumps Outbreak is Now Worse than Whole U.S. Last Year – NBC News (06.24.2014)


Communications & Interoperability

NRV Regional 911 Call Center Opening Delayed – WDBJ CBS7 (06.28.2014)

The Future of Government ID Cards – GCN (06.27.2014)

Illinois State Police to Oversee Emergency Phone Systems Statewide – Emergency Management (06.23.2014)



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