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Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Train to Detect 'Mother of Satan'

- Peroxide-based explosives are one of the newer threats domestically and abroad, said Cody Monday, an ATF dog trainer. ATF teams travel nationwide to train and certify law enforcement and military explosives detection dogs.

2011 Internet Crime Report Released

- Internet users were scammed out of more than $485 million in 2011, according to the latest data released by the Internet Crime Complain Center on Thursday.

Morning Security Brief: Russia Foils Terrorist Attack, Cruise Line Biothreat Scare, Cybersecurity Goes Offensive, and More

- Russia says it has foiled an attack planned on the city slated to host the 2014 Winter Games. A neurosurgeon is removed from a cruise ship after someone tweets that he’s planning a biological attack. Cybersecurity firms moving into offensive roles. And more.

Morning Security Brief: EU to Vote on Information Sharing, Gang Trademarks Logo, OSX Security, and More

- EU Parliament votes today on a controversial information sharing deal with the U.S. Motorcycle Club uses trademark to weed out undercover officers. Macs users should use antivirus software now, commenter says. And more.

Former CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Information

- Former CIA officer and Huffington Post blogger John Kiriakou was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for repeatedly providing journalists with classified information.

Fraudulent Tax Returns Provide Gangs with a Low-Risk Source of Income

- This year’s tax deadline is Tuesday April 17. Among the millions of documents headed to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) between now and then are an increasing number of returns from tax-savvy gang members who have learned to exploit the system.

First Responders

- A bill (S.B. 55) in the Kentucky legislature would permit jurisdictions in the state to enter into mutual-aid agreements with other states to share first-responder personnel in case of an emergency. The bill would also extend the same immunity to these first responders as is afforded to those from within Kentucky.

Border Security

- A new law (P.L. 112-93) will extend an existing border security program. Under the program, the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security identify equipment and technology that could also be used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to combat illicit trafficking across the U.S. borders with Mexico and with Canada. The bill specifically notes that information should be shared on how to detect and track ultralight aircraft.

State Perspective: Pennsylvania

- An interview with Glenn Cannon, director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.  

Morning Security Brief: Watch List Suspects Released After Traffic Stop, Excessive Force, NSTIC Steering Committee, and More

- Two people on the terror watch list were stopped and released by police, according to data accidentally released by a Maryland police department. Swedish cops are under fire after shooting at unarmed suspects. NIST seeks a steering committee for trusted identities program. And more.

May Be 'Coincidence,' Military Spokesman Says of Airfield Breach in Afghanistan

- Some are calling it an assassination attempt, after an Afghan man drove a stolen vehicle onto the runway as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed for a scheduled visit Wednesday morning.

Morning Security Brief: Guantánamo Recidivism, Counterfeit Drugs, Hackers Target Anonymous, and More

- The Office of the Director of National Intelligence publishes its annual report on Guantánamo. Groups push to enhance penalties for counterfeit drugs. Unknown hackers target Anonymous. And more.

States Continue Cleanup After Tornado Outbreak

- Several states have deployed National Guard troops to assist in security and cleanup after last week's tornado outbreak.
 




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