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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.

Cockroaches to Sniff Out Radiation?

- Researchers are attaching miniaturized radiation sensors to cockroaches with hopes that the bugs will one day be used to sniff out radiation in sensitive situations.

Obama Requests $1 Billion to Protect the Airline Industry and Its Passengers in 2011

- In its proposed 2011 budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Obama Administration has requested nearly $1 billion to secure the nation's airports from terrorism-related threats on the heels of Christmas Day's botched attack by a young jihadist from Nigeria.

FAQs: Whole Body Imaging

- Security Management digs into the questions surrounding whole body imaging technology.

REAL ID Deadline Pushed to 2011

- Delay will allow people to use newer, noncompliant state-issued IDs for federal purposes like boarding commercial airline flights while Congress considers a reform bill.

Sensitive But Unclassified Info: Keep It Simple, Task Force Says

- The Obama Administration seeks to speed up information sharing and boost transparency by eliminating more than 100 different and often conflicting designations and markings used by different federal agencies.

Example of Shoebomber Worries Critics of Imprisoning Gitmo Detainees Inside U.S.

- Recently released court documents show that the strict restrictions placed on convicted shoe-bomber Richard Reid have been eased as his prison sentence has worn on, stoking fears that prisoners at Guantanamo will receive the same benefits if imprisoned inside the United States, according to Reuters.

Technology Shortfalls, Costs, and Logistics Among Impediments to Cargo Screening, Says Homeland Security Head

- Speaking at a congressional hearing on transportation security challenges,Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano laid out the many impediments to achieving 100 percent screening of maritime cargo.

Rural Illinois Prison Wants Gitmo Detainees

- Officials from the Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Defense yesterday toured the Thomson Correctional Center in rural Illinois to evaluate whether the nearly vacant prison could safely and securely house detainees from the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

House Passes Chemical Facility Security Standards

- Tough and controversial new antiterrorism standards for chemical facilities passed the House last week, setting up an upcoming battle in the Senate.
 




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