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Morning Security Brief: Knives on Planes Defended, Bioterror Attacks, and U.K. Surveillance Laws

- Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.

Morning Security Brief: Google and Privacy, Suspicious Activity Reports, Cybersecurity, and More

- Google gets the message on privacy, GAO examines whether states and feds are sharing information on suspicious activity, Iran steps up support for Syria, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Money Laundering, PTSD Report, and Cyber Command

- Senate Committee criticizes lax treatment of banks that violate money laundering laws; a report finds flaws with how the Army handles PTSD, and the DOD explains the Cyber Command mission.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Cartels, Chinese Hacking, and Drones

- Cartels get creative; Chinese hackers undeterred by media attention; and civil libertarians raise more concerns about domestic drones.

Morning Security Brief: Supreme Court on Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Neo-Nazi Ties, School Security Upgrade

- The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police do not have to document a drug-sniffing dog's expertise to justify a vehicle search. Amazon has fired a German security company with alleged Neo-Nazi ties. Baltimore is upgrading its school security in a three-phase project.

Terrorism

- The White House is setting up a new interagency working group to counter online radicalization. The activities of the new group are designed to raise public awareness and give tips for staying safe online.

Terrorism

- A new report explores why terrorist groups die off and whether government intervention can help speed the process. The report also discusses how factors such as the age of the organization can affect its demise.

The End of Terror

- Terrorist groups are most likely to die off when their leaders are removed, but the timing and circumstance of the change are important factors.

Counterterrorism Perspective: Interview with Daryl Johnson

- Daryl Johnson, former terrorism analyst at the Department of Homeland Security, is interviewed.

First-Responder Training to Change

- A new, comprehensive training program for first responders at all levels will replace a system focused on federal agencies, but concerns over testing remain.

Morning Security Brief: China's Hackers Tracked, Turkey Raids Group that Attacked U.S. Embassy, and More

- Cyberattacks on U.S. interests traced to Chinese building associated with its army; Turkey goes after members of terrorist group responsible for attack on U.S. Embassy; civilians killed in Afghanistan declined. And more.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Embassy Security, Data Privacy, Emergency Alert System Flaw

- U.S. embassy security shortcomings discussed at congressional hearing; Facebook wins data privacy case in Germany; Emergency Alert System hacking vulnerability exposed.

FAA Close to Naming Six Drone Test Sites

- The head of the FAA’s Unmanned Systems Integration Office, Jim Williams, says the FAA is getting “very close” to naming six drone test-sites.
 




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