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State Legislation: Oklahoma: RFID

- Oklahoma’s governor has vetoed a bill (H.B. 2569) that would have prohibited the use of RFID technology in state drivers’ licenses or state identification cards. The bill would have outlawed RFID tags as well as “any type of RFID ink in any format or configuration.”

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Disaster Management

- A bill (S. 3249) that would renew a grant program designed to help state and local governments prepare for disasters has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. To proceed, the measure must now be taken up by the full Senate.

Threats in the Mail

- Suspicious letters sent to Baltimore officials have raised questions about U.S. Postal Service procedures for dealing with potentially threatening mail.

Protecting Court: A Practitioner's Guide to Court Security

- Need to know about courthouse security, look no further than this book.

White House's Trusted Identities Strategy Doesn't Inspire Trust

- The White House's draft plan to create trusted identities in cyberspace has met with skepticism if not outright hostility in some electronic privacy quarters.

Bombshell's Fake Facebook Page Shows Ease of Cyberespionage

- Phony social networking pages, riddled with red flags, attracted dinner offers, invitations to apply for jobs, and sensitive national security data.

Aviation Security Features Prominently in 9-11 Commission Progress Report

- On the sixth anniversary of the release of the 9-11 Commission Report, the Department of Homeland Security today released another progress report on its efforts to meet many of the report's recommendations.

Washington Post Investigates "Top Secret America"

- The Washington Post has produced a massive two-year investigation into the super secret and expensive homeland security-intelligence complex that has arisen since 9-11.

NSA's "Perfect Citizen" Program Seeks to Keep Us Safe from Cyberwar, WSJ Reports

- The Wall Street Journal Thursday broke news of the federal government’s new plan to monitor cyberspace for attacks on critical infrastructure.

Urban Area Perspective - Atlanta

- Security Management interviews Tony Carper, director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency.

G8 and G20 Summits Yield Close Calls, Constitutional Controversy

- The latest G8 and G20 global economic summits wrapped up in Toronto and nearby Huntsville, Ontario, Canada over the weekend, amid the largest mass arrests in the country's history, and the troubling revelation that two protesters were caught emerging from a city manhole, according to press reports.

White House Emphasizes Securing Supply Chain in Intellectual Property Strategy

- As part of its effort to protect U.S. intellectual property rights, the White House's new strategy emphasizes the government's responsibility for interdicting pirated products before they make it to consumers.

Army-Sponsored Institute Develops Virtual Reality Counterinsurgency Training Games

- A U.S. Army-financed research institute, combining the skills of Hollywood and the video game world, is helping to train soldiers in winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond by developing virtual reality games that blur gaming and real life.

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