Daily Archives: August 10, 2007

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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Community Measures Prevent Deaths During Pandemic

School closures and other community strategies designed to reduce the possibility of spreading disease between people during an epidemic can save lives, particularly when the measures are used in combination and implemented soon after an outbreak begins in a community, … Continue reading

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Terrorism: Threats, Training, Tactics and Technology

(September 24-26, Quincy, MA) Nationally renowned experts will discuss terrorism, emerging threats, training, tactics, and technology issues. Participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the challenges and gain a comprehensive understanding of issues related to terrorism. [View course … Continue reading

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2007 Homeland Security Symposium and Exhibition

(September 5-7; Arlington, VA) This event, produced by the National Defense Industrial Association, will look at the future of homeland security, homeland defense, and related issues and highlight detailed updates of selected key homeland security programs. It will also provide … Continue reading

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FBI Arrests Two for Bomb Possession, Seizes Computers and Store Video

The FBI has seized computers and a Wal-Mart surveillance video in connection with the arrest of Yousseff Samir Megahed, “a University of South Florida student accused of having pipe bombs in his car,” reports the St. Petersburg Times. Megahed and … Continue reading

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In Virginia, Fearful Immigrants Pursue Marriage

 “Since Prince William [County] approved a resolution [on July 10] to root out illegal immigrants [see the July 13 newsletter], officials say, calls from Hispanics wanting quick civil marriages have increased, a sign of growing desperation and fear,” reports the … Continue reading

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States Feel Left Out of Disaster Planning

“A decision by the Bush administration to rewrite in secret the nation’s emergency response blueprint has angered state and local emergency officials, who worry that Washington is repeating a series of mistakes that contributed to its bungled response to Hurricane … Continue reading

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DHS Launches Online Training System

“The Homeland Security Department [on Tuesday] launched a new online training system to offer its employees around-the-clock access to the agency courses,” reports Federal Computer Week. “Named DHScovery, the Web database offers more than 1,900 courses, online books and other … Continue reading

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US-VISIT Computer System Faces Cyber-Threats

“The U.S. government’s main border control system [US-VISIT] is plagued by computer security weaknesses, increasing the risk of computer attacks, data thefts, and manipulation of millions of identity records including passport, visa and Social Security numbers and the world’s largest … Continue reading

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An In-Depth Look at Suicide Bombers

A Newsweek series on suicide bombers explores the sharp rise in suicide bombings in Iraq, who the suicide bombers are, and where they are coming from. “Iraq’s ‘Martyr’ Factory” “Who Are the Bombers?” “The One Who Survived” “Iraqi Minister on … Continue reading

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