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- All 97,000 public schools in the United States are expected to receive hazard-warning radios, free of charge, from the Department of Homeland Security.

Scientists Allege Poor Nuclear Security

- Allegations of security concerns at a nuclear plant are debated. Plus, bad news for bullies, and a look at intentional and accidental threats to the food supply

Jargon Watch

- Demystifying terms used in the security industry.


- 80 Percentage of U.S. cities that say they have not received sufficient federal resources to achieve full communications interoperability during a crisis. That’s according to a 183-city survey on disaster preparedness conducted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Pandemic Resources for Business

- Thwarting spy cameras, security for competitive advantage, pandemic resources, female suicide bombers, and laptop lessons

Bright Lights, Blind Cameras

- Thwarting spy cameras, security for competitive advantage, pandemic resources, female suicide bombers, and laptop lessons

Security Gets Offensive

- Reactive security is so 20th century. Today’s mantra is adding to the corporate bottom line, generating return on investment, or serving as a source of competitive advantage. The problem is how to turn the jargon into reality. Rachel Briggs and Charlie Edwards, who work for the security arm of the British think tank Demos, have spent a year examining multinational companies, seeking the ones that best align security with business objectives. They’ve found six common attributes of the most successful companies.

Security Market Trends

- Industrial Electroic Security Market chart.


- 14 Percentage of Arkansas trial court judges who said that their courthouses had written security policies and plans, according to a survey by the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Only 7 percent said they had written emergency plans for natural disasters.

Where Copyright Meets the Internet

- Copyright infringement on the Internet, planning for floods, space security, and stale-dated check fraud.(


- Detonators, rocket motors, and bulk explosive powders were among at least 410 items that Sandia National Laboratories could not account for when audited by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Inspector General. Auditors found other problems with explosives handling and processing at both Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, but Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory was hailed for its “robust program” for explosives handling and processing.@  Read the audit report  at SM Online.

Will You Flood?

- ASIS headquarters is at low to moderate risk for flooding. But the risk surges just a few blocks to the east, closer to the Potomac River. Want to assess the flood risk to your current or prospective sites? Check out the government’s Flood-Smart site (through SM Online), which also offers other flood-related resources for businesses and homes.

Olympics Results Not All Downhill

- Although Italy and the United States have close counterterrorism ties, U.S. agencies weren’t able to formally assess Italy’s operational security plans due to lack of access to sensitive information. They improvised by using “established relationships with their Italian counterparts to develop a working knowledge of Italy’s plans and capabilities for providing security,” according to a GAO report. @ Read the report at SM Online.

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