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U.S. Needs to Stop Flow of Guns Into Mexico, Experts Say

- The United States must do more to stop the flow of assault weapons across the Mexican border, which has militarized the conflict occurring between the government of President Felipe Calderon and rival drug trafficking organizations, two border security experts argued today.

DHS May Merge Infrastructure Protection, Cybersecurity Units, Official Says

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may formally merge its units that oversee critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity in light of their closely intertwined missions, a senior agency official told Security Management.

Cargo Security

- Read the basic outline of how the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program aims to help the air cargo industry screen 100 percent of all cargo placed on board passenger planes before the August deadline hits.

FCC Seeks Input on National Public Safety Broadband System for First Responders

- Federal regulators are looking for stakeholder input on how to establish a reliable, secure, and interoperable national public safety broadband network.

A Law Enforcement and Security Officers' Guide to Responding to Bomb Threats

- Private security officers aren't taken for granted in this book about how to respond to bomb threats.

TSA Not Doing Enough to Protect Railways from Terrorism, Says Sen. Lautenberg

- The New York City subway plot and various attacks against railways worldwide show the United States focuses disproportionately on aviation security to its peril, says Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).

House Lawmakers Tell Obama to Fill Civil Liberties Board

- Democratic House members wrote President Barack Obama this week urging him to fill an independent oversight board created to protect privacy and civil liberties from executive branch overreaching in the war on terrorism.

Terror Threat Tracking System Shares Thousands of Tips from Locals, FBI Says

- The FBI’s eGuardian system has proven a robust tool for aggregating terrorist threat information, in particular suspicious activity reports (SARs), according to a senior member of the agency’s Counterterrorism Division.

Bullet and Powder Threats in Baltimore Expose Mail Security Screening Gaps

- A series of threatening letters that contained bullets and white powder sent to Baltimore's City Hall and circuit court have exposed gaps in how U.S. mail is screened for threats, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Security Professionals and Environmentalists Push for Stronger Chemical Security Regulations

- Some security professionals and environmental activists have joined forces to push the chemical industry to substitute inherently safer technologies for dangerous chemicals terrorists could attack. (From the March 2010 Issue)

Public Engagement

- Israel offers the United States lessons in how a nation can publicly engage its citizens to play their part in building a vigilant and resilient society. Read a Homeland Security Institute report on what the U.S. can learn from Israel’s counterterrorism efforts.

EU Condemns Fraudulent Use of Passports in Dubai Killing

- The European Union today condemned the fraudulent use of European passports and credit cards, obtained through the theft of EU citizens’ identities, in the murder of a senior Hamas official in Dubai last month, according to media reports.

Morning Security Brief: Aghanistan update, State Grant Questions, and Google Privacy Issues

- Afghanistan offensive tough fight for Marines, homeland security grant allocation questioned in Ohio, and Google faces lawsuit for alleged privacy violation at the same time that the saga of its own privacy being violated in China continues.
 




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