Daily Headline : Terrorism
12/18/2007 - Three suspects in a Los Angeles jihadist cell have pled guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges and highlight the problem of violent radicalization in U.S. prisons.
Cybersecurity: Public-Private Partnerships
12/18/2007 - The Cyber Security Early Warning task force, which includes representatives from businesses, trade groups, and academia, has issued its first set of recommendations. First is a call for the creation of an Early Warning Alert Network (EWAN) that would work with existing public-private information-sharing organizations to establish "trust communities" across industry sectors that would receive critical alerts on vulnerabilities, attacks, and exploits.
Editor's Note: Intelligence
12/18/2007 - How smart is the homeland security effort to gather intelligence?
Homeland Security: Terrorism
12/17/2007 - Quarterly region data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.
Homeland Security: Homeland Security
12/17/2007 - Interview with Ken Murphy, director of Oregon Emergency Management.
Homeland Security: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
12/17/2007 - America's vulnerabilities at the border keep growing, but experts say securing the U.S.-Canada border is both financially prohibitive and practically impossible.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
12/17/2007 - By pooling and analyzing information from various sources, a newly launched program can spot a disease outbreak before it becomes a crisis.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
12/17/2007 - A joint congressional report tells the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to find the appropriate balance between contract employees and civilian government employees.
SM Online: Airport Security
12/17/2007 - Undercover government investigators smuggled the components for improvised explosive and incendiary devices past airport screeners last spring and summer, a GAO representative told Congress. The GAO fears these bombs could bring a plane down if detonated in mid-air.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
12/17/2007 - Federal Executive Boards, which link federal and community leaders in major cities, could be a valuable asset during an influenza pandemic.
SM Online: Border Security
12/17/2007 - The status of border security initiatives is reviewed in a new GAO report. The paper examines the ease with which radioactive materials might be smuggled into the United States.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
12/17/2007 - The number of illegal aliens working as private security guards in Britain is twice what was originally thought, revealed the Home Secretary last week.
SM Online: Terrorism
12/17/2007 - Is the Homeland Security Advisory System working?