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DHS Stresses the Dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices

- Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says almost every Western terrorist attack since 9-11 has involved improvised explosive devices.

GAO: Much Work Remains in Information Sharing Effort

- Stakeholders cite progress in the post-9-11 effort to establish a universal Information Sharing Environment (ISE), but the government's watchdog agency says large issues remain unresolved.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Rail Safety

- A bill (S. 1889) introduced by Rep. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) designed to improve railroad safety has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The Senate has agreed to consider the measure.

TSA Launches "Airside" Security Program for Airports

- Officials hope to bolster coordination between airport operators, airlines, and local law enforcement to better secure airport tarmacs and service areas.

Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hack Attack

- One company's SCADA software could allow hackers to shutdown or take over certain critical infrastructure operations.

DHS to Upgrade HSIN Information Sharing Portal

- DHS awards a five-year contract for upgrade of its primary situational awareness and information sharing portal for state and local partners, the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).

U.S. Will Require Online Registration for Foreign Visitors

- Residents of nations who can travel to the United States without a visa will be asked to register online with the U.S. government at least three days prior to travel.

CCTV for Airplanes?

- A European prototype tests the effectiveness of CCTV in detecting terrorist threats on planes.

U.S. Does Poorly in Peace Rankings

- The United States has fallen one place down in the 2nd annual Global Peace Index, but the index's creator says the world is more peaceful this year than last year.

White House Considers Unified Risk Management Model

- A senior adviser says President Bush will likely order development of a "comprehensive risk management paradigm" for the nation.

Beijing Tightens Subway Security

- The Chinese government did not say if the security checks are in anticipation of this summer's Olympic Games.

Threat Management

- The RAND Corp. recommends that governments closely regulate GPS-guided mortars, as they do shoulder-to-air missiles, before terrorists acquire them.

Homeland Security Hits High Schools

- The Department of Homeland Security has sponsored a program that teaches high school students how to deal with fires as well as the science behind them.
 




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