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DHS Faces Pressure from Republican Representatives

Department of Homeland Security is facing pressure from three Republican Congressmen over the leaked TSA documents. Representatives Peter King (R-NY), Charles Dent (R-PA), and Gus Nillrakis (R-FL) authored a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asking how her department has “addressed the repeated reposting of this security manual to other …

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Special Meet and Greet at Airports for Soldiers

TSA has decided they are going to allow special procedures at airports for soldiers and families of soldiers. Normally, they would have to wait outside of security like everyone else, but TSA has decided they should be able to have special “meet and greet” passes. They are going to be …

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White House releases National Strategy to Counter Biothreats

In recognition of the increasingly likelihood of a CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) attack against the US, the White House released yesterday its National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats. The new strategy highlights the need for partnerships across sectors in the US and with the international community. The strategy …

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DHS Creates Response Plan for Potential Cyberattacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created a draft of a cyber response plan in case there is a cybersecurity attack. The response plan has been created through collaboration between several agencies and it entails how different businesses and agencies need to react in the event of a cyberattack. …

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Former DHS Assistant Secretary Blames Congress for Lack of Cyber Security

Former assistant secretary for cyber security with the Department of Homeland Security has recently gone on the record saying Congress is to blame for the lack of a comprehensive cyber security plan in America. Gregory Garcia, assistant secretary since 2006, warned congress to “have a coordinated, leadership-driven process, rather than …

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China Responds to Cyber Attack Allegations

Many Americans support the assumption that China is involved with many of the cyber attacks against our government and Internet infrastructure. A U.S. congressional advisory panel published a report saying that China appeared to be increasingly targeting U.S. computers while gathering data for their military. The report highlighted that China …

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CIA Wins Turf Battle Against DNI

Last week, intelligence officials announced the CIA had won a “turf battle” against the director of national intelligence, in other words, the boss. The battle was really just the guarantee the CIA station chiefs would get dominance over all other personnel and U.S intelligence operations. This has been a month-long …

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Information Request for Cyber Security Competency Models

Recently, three major US governmental agencies identified cyber security based professionals and occupations as high priority for governement-wide competency models. The US Office of Personnel Management, Chief Information Officers Council and the Chief Human Capital Officers Council of Workforce Development Subcommittee are heading the initiative. They hope to locate positions …

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