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Trends in Terrorism Targets

- Surface transportation systems remain a target for terrorists, leading researchers to study such attacks to determine which deterrents are most successful.

One-Stop Shop for Counterterrorists

- A comprehensive database of terrorist incidents within the United States aims to provide data to law enforcement, researchers, and the intelligence community.

Officials Lay Out Terrorist Threats Facing Nation

- Lone wolves, homegrown extremists, and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula threaten homeland security, according to homeland security and counterterrorism officials.

Morning Security Brief: GOP Convention Security, How James Holmes Amassed Weapons, Syria’s Chemical Weapons

- Tampa prepares for the GOP convention. Authorities reveal how the Aurora shooter amassed weapons. Syria admits to chemical weapons stockpiles, but says it would never use them against its own citizens. And more.

Reports on USPS Bioattack Response Exercise Forthcoming

- The final report may be released in two versions--a public version and a version for public health, law enforcement, and United State Postal Service officials.

Drone Lobbying Group Says the Average Person Couldn’t Hack a UAV

- As the unmanned aerial vehicle industry grows, so do concerns about their safety. A congressional hearing set for Thursday morning aims to get the facts around reports that UAVs can be easily hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Utah Airport Security Breach, Apologies from HSBC and G4S, Fraudulently Acquired IDs, & More

- A security breach at a small Utah airport raises security concerns. HSBC executives apologize for laundering Mexican cartel money. G4S CEO apologizes to British lawmakers for Olympic security staffing blunder. Fraudulently obtained driver's licenses in Minnesota worry DHS.

Morning Security Brief: El Salvador Murder Rate Drops, Solar Storm Reaches Earth, Florida to use DHS List for Voting, and More

- A truce between gangs cuts El Salvador’s murder rate. Sixth solar storm reaches Earth, causes no problems. Florida granted access to list of foreigners in the U.S. legally in an effort “prevent voter fraud.” And more.

Security Consultant Perspective

- Paul Schneider, principal at the Chertoff Group, is interviewed.

Morning Security Brief: License Plate Readers, Hospital Network Security, Drug Detection Dogs, and More

- The DEA changes license plate data retention policy after reporter asks questions about license plate readers. A survey examines how hospitals are securing their networks. The Nevada Highway Patrol is questioning the efficacy of drug sniffing dogs. And more.

Solving the Interoperability Riddle

- Has a Silicon Valley start-up cost-efficiently solved the seemingly intractable problem of achieving interoperability for first responders?

Morning Security Brief: BioWatch Problems, Court Rules in IRA Interviews Case, UK CCTV Numbers, and More

- An L.A. Times feature explains why BioWatch is “the biodefender that cries wolf.” A U.S. court says police investigations take precedence over academic research. UK CCTV estimate released. And more.

Securing the Cities

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Directorate of Science and Technology gives an overview of the program to create a domestic nuclear and radiological detection infrastructure inside the United States.
 




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