Monthly Archives: July 2007

Road and Rail Security Symposium and Expo

(October 29-31; Charleston, SC) Leading transportation and security professionals discuss threat assessment, prevention, and consequence management and how real the threat is to your community, business, or agency; whether you are prepared; and how to respond and where to turn … Continue reading

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Physical and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference

October 9; Arlington, VA) The conference will discuss approaches to securing critical infrastructure, such as how the government and private stakeholders can work together and how to build and maintain a risk assessment, create partnerships, and reduce vulnerabilities. Speakers will … Continue reading

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Homeland Defense/Homeland Security Symposium V

 (October 2-4; Colorado Springs) The symposium features high-level participation by the Defense and Homeland Security departments and their corporate, academic, and media counterparts for an exchange of views on how best to protect our country and our friends. International participants … Continue reading

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National First Responder’s Conference

(October 1; Colorado Springs) This conference is cosponsored by the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs and the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce. Topics will include “The Impact of 4th Generation Warfare on First Responders,” establishing interagency communications systems, and managing trauma. … Continue reading

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DHS Releases Real ID Plan

The Homeland Security Department released its plan to push forward new nationally standardized drivers’ licenses,” reports Federal Computer Week. “… the plan includes a staffing configuration for the Real ID Program Office and goals to focus on in the next … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Faces Rebellion From the Ranks

“Fed up with being part of a group that cuts off a person’s face with piano wire to teach others a lesson, dozens of low-level members of al-Qaeda in Iraq are daring to become informants for the US military in … Continue reading

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Study Finds Challenges in Emergency Radio Communications

“Software Defined Radio Forum, a nonprofit international industry association for reconfigurable wireless technology, has found that a lot of hurdles remain to providing secure radio communications when a disaster such as Hurricane Katrina strikes,” reports Government Computer News. “The report … Continue reading

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Police Chiefs Distribute Primer on Immigration Enforcement

The International Association of Chiefs of Police “is distributing an unusual primer on immigration enforcement to thousands of law enforcement agencies, saying the absence of a national immigration policy has left local communities with an ‘overwhelming’ burden,” reports USA Today. … Continue reading

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Two Americans Convicted of Getting Terrorist Training

On July 20, a Houston judge sentenced Daniel Joseph Maldonado, a U.S. citizen, to ten years in prison for receiving military training from a terrorist organization. Maldonado admitted traveling to Somalia in 2006 to join the Islamic Courts Union and … Continue reading

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TSA Warns Airports About Terror Dry Runs

The Transportation Security Administration warned earlier this week “that terrorists might be testing whether innocent-looking bomb components can be smuggled onto an airplane,” reports the Associated Press, “… although TSA spokeswoman Ellen Howe emphasized there is ‘no credible, specific threat.’ … Continue reading

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