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Morning Security Brief: Chicago Braces for NATO Protests, House of Representatives Burglaries, License Plate Scanners, and More

- Chicago prepares for NATO summit protests. U.S. Capitol police are looking for a pattern in a series of burglaries on Capitol Hill. The DEA wants to monitor Utah’s drug corridor with license plates cameras. And more.

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

- The authors spent two-and-a-half years attempting to document the top secret component of the govern­ment agencies dealing with counterterrorism and the private sector contractors supporting this effort (and on whom the government has become increasingly dependent).

Operation Medicine Delivery Shows 'Postal Option is a Viable Way to Get Medicine to the Public'

- U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and public health officials are pleased with the initial results of Operation Medicine Delivery, the first test run of a program to distribute emergency antibiotics to a population after a widespread biological attack.

Morning Security Brief: Underwear Bomb, New Border Patrol Strategy, Body Scanner Vulnerabilities, and More

- Another underwear bomb plot thwarted. Border Patrol releases its new strategy. DHS identifies body scanner vulnerabilities. And more.

Weekend Exercise Will Measure USPS Anthrax Response Time

- A response exercise scheduled for this weekend will measure the time it takes to deliver the first dose of antibiotics to a population after a widespread biological attack.

Morning Security Brief: Bin Laden Documents Published, Inspire Magazine Published, Sensitive H5N1 Research Published, and More

- Documents found during the raid that killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden go online today. Inspire magazine calls for chemical and biological attacks. After months of debate, research showing how H5N1 could make the jump to humans is published. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Bin Laden Anniversary Warning, A Social Network for Former Extremists, Iran’s Cyber-strength, and More

- DHS warns of violence for the anniversary of bin Laden’s death. A social network for former extremists launches. Experts discuss whether Iran is a cyberthreat. And more.

Morning Security Brief: DHS and National Parks, Cybersanctions, Tracking Cell Phone Data Requests, and More

- House Republicans look to enhance DHS powers along the border. New sanctions issued against Iran and Syria. Legislation would require cell phone companies to disclose when they give information to authorities. And more.

Book Review: Blurring Military and Police Roles

- Blurring Military and Police Roles is a fascinating collection of scholarly essays on this subject from both the police and military points of view, as well as from historical, organizational, and operational perspectives.

Building a Tenuous Trust

- A new White House strategy to combat homegrown terrorism could backfire unless officials engage local communities.

A Model of Intelligence Sharing

- How the Colorado Information Analysis Center became a model for the rest of the states and the Department of Homeland Security.

Morning Security Brief: ISC West Awards Controversy, Hacking Tools Legislation, Merchant of Death, and More

- ISC West awards process comes under scrutiny. EU pushing to criminalize hacking tools. Russian angered over Merchant of Death sentencing. And more.

Morning Security Brief: The U.S. Continues Corruption Fight, Guidelines for Hiring Veterans, and Rules for Handling Chemicals

- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vows to continue anti-corruption efforts. The government issues guidance for those seeking to hire returning veterans. And new rules are issued to prevent injuries in facilities that manufacture or use hazardous chemicals.
 




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