Daily Archives: December 7, 2007

Saudi Arabia Works to Protect Oil Fields From Terrorism

Saudi Arabia “is spending billions of dollars in manpower, technology and weapons to improve its oilfield defenses against terrorism,” reports the Dallas Morning News. “… Already, al-Qaeda operatives have launched attacks on several oil compounds … the Saudis this year … Continue reading

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More Cuban Refugees Use Stolen Boats

“Cubans fleeing their communist run-island in search of the American dream are increasingly doing so aboard pleasure craft and go-fast boats, many of them stolen in Florida for use in the migrant smuggling trade,” reports Agence France-Presse. “… This year, … Continue reading

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4,800 Websites Have Jihadi Propaganda

“There are 4,800 jihadist websites that are recruiting terrorists, claims … Faiz Abdullah al-Shahri, an expert on Saudi extremism,” reports Adnkronos International. “… Al-Shahri estimates the sites attract around 250,000 visitors from all around the world everyweek.” http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Security/?id=1.0.1639335548

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Preparing Law Enforcement for Emerging Terrorist Threats

(March 17-20; San Antonio) Local, state, federal and active military law enforcement officials and prosecutors are invited to attend. Local, state, and federal agents experienced in terrorism investigations and subject matter experts or prosecuting attorneys in terrorism matters from the … Continue reading

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Maritime & Port Security 2008

Speakers and panels will cover container security, scanning, seafarers as a link in the maritime security chain, and more. Security technology vendors will host tabletop exhibits. The conference runs concurrently with the 2008 Railway Security Forum and Expo. http://www.marinelog.com/PDF/msecbroch.pdf

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SPIE Defense and Security Conference

(March 17-20; Orlando, FL) The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers’ Defense + Security 2008 conference brings together scientists and engineers from industry, the military, and academia doing cutting-edge work in materials, technology, systems, and devices to present the latest research … Continue reading

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2008 Railway Security Forum and Expo

January 28-29; Arlington, VA) Speakers and panels will cover resiliency, emergency preparedness, lessons from tragedy and handling major events, security funding, intelligence sharing, and security for infrastructure, rolling stock, and hazmats. Security technology vendors will host tabletop exhibits. The conference … Continue reading

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Companies Pull Ads from Radio Show Featuring Anti-Muslim Speech

At least three Minnesota businesses pulled their ads from Minneapolis talk-radio station WWTC because “a nationally syndicated radio show host”—Michael Savage—“told WWTC listeners that Muslims should be deported and made rude comments about what they could do with their religion,” … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Strategic Planning: Mission Area Analysis

This report, produced by the Homeland Security Institute for the Department of Homeland Security, has been publicly released and is available on the institute’s website. It presents a revised concept of homeland security, addressing all hazards and integrating activities previously … Continue reading

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Underlying Reasons for Success and Failure of Terrorist Attacks: Selected Case Studies

This report, produced by the Homeland Security Institute for the Department of Homeland Security, has been publicly released and is available on the institute’s website. It focuses on attacks since the mid-1990s against targets in the United States and abroad, … Continue reading

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