Tag Archives: 911

FCC to Probe Cell Phone Problems After Quake

The Federal Communications Commission will investigate reports that some wireless calls to 911 could not get through because of congestion on cell networks after Tuesday’s East Coast earthquake. Broadcasting & Cable reports FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has directed the agency’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau to collaborate with wireless …

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Matthew Olsen Appointed as New Director of National Counterterrorism Center

Photo: Matthew Olsen, National Counterterrorism Center President Barack Obama has chosen Matthew Olsen as his next director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Olsen, formerly general counsel for the National Security Agency, will replace retiring director for the center, Michael Leiter. The agency was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that …

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New Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Addresses DoD on His First Day

In a letter to the Department of Defense on his first day as the new defense secretary, former CIA Director Leon Panetta assured the president, U.S. troops and the department’s civilian employees that he would lead the DoD’s mission to protect U.S. citizens and the country’s interests around the world. …

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NCTC Head: Al-Qaeda Plotting More Frequent, Small-Scale Attacks

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Michael Leiter yesterday submitted an official report to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee,  reporting that al-Qaeda is likely plotting more frequent smaller-scale attacks in the United States. The report also mentioned the increased threat of homegrown terrorism. The report concludes that …

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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be Held at Pentagon Memorial

This Saturday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and President Barack Obama will speak at a ceremony on the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The event will be held at the Pentagon Memorial and is for friends and family members …

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