Monthly Archives: July 2008

2008 Homeland Security Symposium and Exhibition (September 9-10; Arlington, VA)

The conference will cover new directions in protecting infrastructure systems, FEMA policy and management, presidential candidates’ vision for homeland security, immigration, procurement, and small business. [View event website] http://www.ndia.org/Template.cfm?Section=8490&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=24621  

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Israel (Country threat level – 4):

It was reported on 18 July 2008 that Israeli security personnel have arrested six Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem in recent weeks for allegedly attempting to “form an al-Qaeda cell” by making contact with terrorist elements on the Internet. Among … Continue reading

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Spotlight on HLS Products: ICx Technologies – Stride

Detecting the Covert Movement of Radioactive Materials The covert movement of dangerous, radioactive materials is a great security threat. Radionuclide detection and identification systems are required to effectively monitor this threat. The StrideTM detection units and systems are designed not … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe (Country threat level – 5):

 The Russian and Chinese United Nations Security Council delegations vetoed a proposed sanctions resolution against Zimbabwe on 11 July 2008. Although the resolution secured the nine votes necessary to pass, the proposal failed because of the Russian and Chinese vetoes. … Continue reading

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Sudan (Country threat level – 4):

 On 14 July 2008 the International Criminal Court (ICC) called for an arrest warrant to be issued for President Omar al-Bashir and other Sudanese officials for crimes against humanity. There have been protests against the ICC in Sudan in the … Continue reading

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Japan (Country threat level – 2):

 On 14 July 2008 a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the garden of the U.S. Consulate General in Okinawa. The device burned itself out almost immediately after hitting the ground and caused no injuries or damage. Witnesses saw a person … Continue reading

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Brazil (Country threat level – 3):

On 14 July 2008 Brazilian oil workers began a five-day strike to protest offshore working conditions. The strike will affect 42 oilfields in the Campos Basin off the coast of Sao Paulo. Reports indicate that production at 33 out of … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe (Country threat level – 5):

The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote on a targeted sanctions resolution against Zimbabwe on 10 July 2008. The proposed sanctions include a travel ban and asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe and 13 of his top aides … Continue reading

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Nigeria (Country threat level – 5):

 The militant group Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) announced on 10 July 2008 that it is ending the ceasefire it declared in late June. The ceasefire suspension was in response to a 9 July statement by … Continue reading

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IS-860 National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

FEMA course IS 860 Course Overview Protecting the critical infrastructure and key resources (CI/KR) of the United States is essential to the Nation’s security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.  The purpose of this course is … Continue reading

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