Tag Archives: homeland security

Roslyn Mazer Named Inspector General for DHS

Roslyn A. Mazer has been nominated as the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday. Mazer currently serves as the inspector general of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where she manages audits, inspections and investigations relating to the ODNI. From 1993 …

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Research Says Suspicious Activity Reports Don’t Get Plot Info

A report from the Institute for Homeland Security Solutions says the suspicious activity reports (SARs) officials rely on to find terrorist activity don’t capture the type of information that helped to stop terrorist plots in the past decade, FierceHomelandSecurity reports. The April 2011 report found 86 publicly known cases of …

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New Report Finds 25,000 Security Breaches at US Airports Since 2001

According to newly released documents from Department of Homeland Security, there have been more than 25,000 security breaches, or seven breaches a day, at U.S. airports since November 2001. The documents were presented today at a hearing on the TSA and airport security at the House Subcommittee on National Security. …

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Napolitano Gives Nod to Obama’s Pick to Lead DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Warren Stern as director of the department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. “The men and women of DNDO play a critical role in strengthening America’s security,” Napolitano said. “Warren’s nuclear security and safety expertise will …

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DHS Announces Community-Based Law Enforcement Efforts

Department of Homeland Security yesterday announced a series of initiatives to support state and local law enforcement and community groups across America in identifying and diminishing threats to their communities and expanded DHS’ “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to the Washington, D.C., area in connection with the annual …

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Homeland Security Companies Compete for $25,000

U.S. companies specializing in homeland security now have the chance to compete for $25,000: The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is awarding four $25,000 Homeland Security Awards to American individuals or companies who are making measurable and constructive contributions in basic or advanced research in the area of homeland security. Those …

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Wind Turbines a National Security Threat, Says NORAD General

Homeland Security can now add another slightly unexpected suspect to its list of national security threats: wind turbines. According to Homeland Security Newswire, wind turbines create a shadow that makes airplanes disappear from radar screens, as well as clutter the screens with the turbines’ “signature,” which changes as blades accelerate …

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