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- Security Management interviews Kenny Shaw, director of the Office of Emergency Management for the city of Dallas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------

White House Releases Plan to Protect Identities and Grow Businesses Online

- The Obama administration today unveiled its strategy to safeguard transactions in cyberspace by helping to create voluntary "secure, efficient, easy-to-use, and interoperable identity solutions."

Morning Security Brief: Food Safety, Energy Sector Security, and Robots to the Rescue.

- U.S. Agriculture Department proposes rule to reduce meat recalls and avoid illness from contaminated meat. Energy sector survey finds IT security still not a priority, and the U.S. Navy hopes robots can be doctors.

Morning Security Brief: Japan's Nuclear Plant Problems, WikiLeaks Fallout, Malware, and More

- Progress and remaining concerns at Japan's Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power facility. WikiLeaks fallout continues for U.S. State Department. Web-based malware attacks up 93 percent. DARPA seeks multilingual robot, and more.

State Legislation: Michigan: Background Checks

- A bill (S.B. 15) introduced in Michigan would prohibit certain convicted felons from being employed by the state. Under the bill, the state could not hire anyone who had been convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or a breach of public trust in the previous 20 years to any position in which the employee would set policy or have discretionary authority over public assets.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Background Checks

- A bill (H.R. 321) introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) would make it illegal for employers to use the credit history of an applicant or employee in employment decisions. The prohibition stands even if the applicant or employee gives authorization for the use of credit information.

DARPA to Train Troops in Social Interaction

- Military research division DARPA is planning to train troops on how to enter any type of social interaction, allowing warfighters to better engage strangers and understand previously unknown "rules of the game."

Sheriff Says Muslim-Americans Key to Counterterrorism

- Los Angeles Sheriff Leroy Baca told lawmakers that community policing is critical to effective counterterrorism and bristled at congressman's allegations that he is an unwitting tool of CAIR

Officials, Experts Worry WikiLeaks' Disclosures Will Undermine Government Information-Sharing

- WikiLeaks will have a chilling effect on information-sharing, according to the head of the U.S. intelligence community.

State Legislation: Massachusetts: Vital Records

- Massachusetts has approved a new law (formerly H.B. 4910) that addresses the security of vital records in the state. The law empowers state and town clerks to refuse to issue a copy of a vital record if they suspect that the request for the record has been falsely made, altered, forged, counterfeited, or procured through fraud.

Allen: Government Leaders Don't Understand Today's Technology

- Senior leaders in the U.S. government simply don’t understand the state of the art in data technology, and until they do, intelligence fusion and cybersecurity efforts will falter, former Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen said Thursday

Agencies Must Adapt to How People Use Information: FEMA Official

- The best way to provide information is to adapt to the way citizens are using data, said FEMA administrator W. Craig Fugate at a conference yesterday.

Obama: We'll Raise $10.7 Billion for First Responder Communications

- The White House hopes to spend more than $10 billion on a dedicated national frequency spectrum band and network that will support voice and data traffic for first responders, President Obama announced this week.
 




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