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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.

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.
 




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