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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.

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.

First responders

- A bill (H.R. 1544) that would change the manner by which first-responder funds are allocated to state and local governments has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Homeland Defense

- The Department of Defense has issued its “Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support,” addressing DoD’s roles in the homeland defense mission.

Cybersecurity

- Gao report highlights the cybersecurity related problems faced by DHS

Problems with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential

- Maritime industry stakeholders voiced their frustration with the new biometric ID-cards aimed at securing the nation's ports.

Canada's Porous Border

- The country's auditor general says border security may be as bad as it was 20 years ago.

Local Law Enforcement Counterterrorism Efforts Highlighted

- Senior police officers tell Congress why they are the "first preventors of terrorism."

Will Maritime ID Finally Set Sail?

- The long-awaited and beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is finally set to roll out in the Port of Wilmington, Delaware.

From the Terrorists' Point of View: What They Experience and Why They Come to Destroy

- What makes Islamist terrorism tick?

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

- Among the many books that purport to point the way forward for America in the wake of 9-11, this one stands out, chiefly for its clarity and sensibility. It is often difficult to deny the common sense of Brian Michael Jenkins' commentary.  
 




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