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DHS Looking to Place Returning Vets at SW Border

Excess equipment and personnel may be a new resource to the Department of Homeland Security for stateside border control, according to a NextGov report. Customs and Border Protection is seeing the influx of returning veterans as an opportunity to place additional personnel at the southwest border. However timely it may …

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Senate Panel Told Scientific Advances Increases Bioterror Threat Likelihood

A group of panelists told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Tuesday that a bioterroism threat’s likelihood will continue to increase with scientific advancements. “The potency and accessibility of these weapons…will increase as the bioscience revolution proceeds,” said Tara O’Toole, the Department of Homeland Security’s under secretary …

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DHS: Government Should Play Largely ‘Facilitative’ Role in Cybersecurity

As the cybersecurity landscape is populated by numerous stakeholders, including internet service providers, consumers and government agencies, the U.S. government has adopted a “facilitative role”, rather than an authoritative role, in developing a national battle plan against cyber attacks. That is according to Bruce McConnell, senior counselor and director of cyber strategy …

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Food Anti-Terror Efforts Lacking, Report Says

Efforts to protect the nation’s food supply from terrorism have no centralized coordination, according to a Government Accountability Office report. In an 81-page report released Tuesday, GAO said no single agency is in charge of overseeing the federal government’s progress in implementing food and agriculture defense policies. The Agriculture Department‘s …

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