Daily Archives: August 28, 2008

Statement By Homeland Security Spokesman Russ Knocke

Release Date: August 28, 2008 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Contact: Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will travel today to Baton Rouge where he will visit the Joint Field Office and meet with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal … Continue reading

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Watch This Immigration Video

As we prepare for the expected Congressional battles over immigration numbers this fall, it’s a good time to take stock of the urgency of our cause and the tools we have available to help fight for lower immigration numbers. This … Continue reading

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Firm Pleads Guilty to Sending Tech to China

(ABC News, 8/20/08) A Tennessee company has pleaded guilty to sending defense materials for unmanned aerial vehicles to China. The firm, Atmospheric Glow Technologies (AGT), pleaded guilty to 10 counts of illegally exporting plasma and aerodynamic technology to an individual … Continue reading

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Solid-state drives

are fast becoming popular replacements for hard drives, especially in laptops, but experts caution that SSDs aren’t as secure as commonly thought. SSDs may offer better data security than traditional hard drives, but they do not completely erase data and … Continue reading

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FEMA spends almost $3B on emergency housing.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has paid nearly $3 billion in hotel bills and rental assistance for the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita — by far the costliest emergency housing effort in the nation’s history, according to government … Continue reading

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(Kentucky) ‘White powder’ shuts down consular center.

The Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg shut down its loading dock Tuesday and called the regional hazmat team after a package was found containing an unknown white powder. The box containing the powder came from the U.S. Consulate General in … Continue reading

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(Colorado) Harmless powder shuts down train.

 A white powder spilled on a light rail car in Douglas County, Colorado, posed no risk to the commuters onboard, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) said. RTD shut down train service at the Lincoln Light Rail Station in Lone tree … Continue reading

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OCTA gets federal grant to put cameras on buses.

 By next year, about 40 percent of Orange County, California, buses will be equipped with cameras to monitor passengers and record onboard incidents. A pilot program to allow transit police to monitor the cameras in real time from patrol vehicles … Continue reading

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FAA says communication breakdown delayed flights.

Mass flight delays caused by an electronic communication failure at a Federal Aviation Administration facility drew new criticism. The Northeast was hardest hit by the delays prompted Tuesday by a glitch at a Hampton, Georgia, facility that processes flight plans … Continue reading

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Data breach incidents at an all-time high in the U.S.

From January until August this year, 449 American businesses, government agencies and schools reported consumer data loss, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. In contrast, 446 data breaches were recorded by the center for 2007 covering 127 million consumer … Continue reading

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