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TOPOFF

- In Connecticut and New Jersey, DHS conducted a simulated terrorist-attack exercise called TOPOFF.

Government Will Appeal Ruling on National Security Letters

- The September ruling struck down a key provision of the U.S. PATRIOT Act.

Three More Ports Enroll in TWIC

- Today workers will enroll at the ports of Tacoma, Washington; Honolulu,Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Report: Border Security Shoddy at Land Ports of Entry

- The Government Accountability Office reports traveler inspections at land ports are weak.

DHS Eases REAL ID Implementation Requirements

- DHS may also back away from previous deadline requirements to make the plan more palatable to states.

Security of Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Questioned

- Critics say the RFID chips embedded within the licenses are better suited for tracking cargo, not verifying people's identity.

TSA May Have Tipped Agents Off to Security Test

- The Associated Press reports that the Transportation Security Administration appears to have thwarted a security test "by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents."

Bush Issues Information-Sharing Report

- The White House issues its strategy for information sharing in the war on terrorism.

Feds Exit the Matrix

- Feds find that MATRIX isn’t “The One."

Cybersecurity

- A bill (H.R. 285) that would establish a national cybersecurity response team to analyze threat information and provide early warning of attacks on the cybersecurity infrastructure has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity. The bill must now be considered by the full committee.

DHS Still Struggling with Cybersecurity

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has “a lot of work ahead” before it fully addresses its cybersecurity-related responsibilities, according to a recent report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

BE PREPARED

- Homeowners must also be prepared for terrorist incidents, says the Department of Homeland Security and the Homeowners Alliance. The two groups jointly released an emergency preparedness guide that encourages storing extra food and water, developing a communications network, and educating families on biological and chemical threats.   

DHS Change Creates Challenges

- Plans for a major realignment of agencies will run up against old cultural divides.
 




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