NEWS & ANALYSIS
Oct 22, 2013 -Sub-Saharan Africa is a growth region, offering many opportunities to international companies. But businesses considering opening an office in this region would do well to consider how they will provide staff who must work or travel there with emergency response services, such as medical care and crisis evacuations.
Oct 22, 2013 -A school shooting in Reno, Nevada, has left one teacher and the shooter dead; Google unveils Project Shield, which offers free cyber protection to news and human rights organizations; details on the TSA's prescreening program, which has expanded to search databases containing more personal information; and more.
Oct 21, 2013 -Lessons from Fukushima are being applied to improve future U.S. international emergency response efforts.
Oct 21, 2013 -The French government has asked the U.S. ambassador to respond to spying allegations. The FBI is leading an investigation into laser attacks on pilots approaching LaGuardia Airport in New York City. Lawmakers in the European Union will vote today on new data protection rules.
Oct 18, 2013 -This week (the week of Oct 14-18) as a participant in the Virginia statewide earthquake drill, George Mason University (GMU) rolled out the notification feature of its new mobile application geared towards emergency preparedness. (NOTE: Correction--This article, originally posted on October 18, is unchanged from the original post exempt for a change in the headline of one word to clarify that GMU is past the testing phase and has deployed this software.)
Oct 18, 2013 -President Obama is expected to name his choice for a new DHS secretary; the NSA head steps down; and more.
Oct 17, 2013 -Documents released by Edward Snowden detail the NSA's involvement in overseas drone strikes. Experts suspect that the same group of hackers are behind the cyberattacks on PR Newswire and Adobe. Facebook beefing up security. Gangs becoming cybersavvy to aid in drug trafficking.
Oct 16, 2013 -Governments around the world stress the importance of private-sector engagement in national security. However, a recent survey shows that private companies conceptualize their own responsibility differently depending on where they are located.
Oct 16, 2013 -The suspect in the LAX dry-ice bombs case has been arrested. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who was taken off a Libyan street by U.S. forces and interrogated on a U.S. warship, has pled not guilty to bombing charges. A new survey reveals that high school counselors are not mentioning cybersecurity careers. And more.
Oct 15, 2013 -The Boston Marathon bombing shows the value of emergency response planning but federal funding cuts may affect future capabilities nationwide.