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National Protection Framework Released

- The federal government has released the National Protection Framework, a planning document that covers the capabilities necessary to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.

Morning Security Brief: Kabul Airport Attack, Biolab Concerns, Infrastructure Funding, and More

- Militants shut down Kabul International Airport this morning with gunfire, a hearing on biosecurity revealed that there is no national oversight for high-risk facilities, Obama is expected to announce an infrastructure funding plan, and gas prices in the U.K. skyrocket.

Morning Security Brief: eBay Hacked, Bombing in China, Coup By Thai Military, And More

- At least 145 million eBay accounts have been hacked. Thirty-one people have been killed in a terrorist attack in China. The Thai military has taken control of the country. And a dangerous chemical in fertilizer is underregulated, according to the GAO.

Nuclear Safety

- Since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011, nuclear regulators around the globe have introduced new requirements to improve nuclear safety and security. The Government Accountability Office details the new changes and elaborates on measures still needed to improve nuclear security in the United States.

Morning Security Brief: Death Toll in Turkey Rises, State of Emergency in San Diego County, GAO Report, and More

- The death toll in a deadly mining accident in Turkey continues to rise; wildfires are still ravaging San Diego County, California, where Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency; the GAO releases a report on DHS efforts to improve the CFATS program; and South Korea prosecutors charge crew members from the sunken ferry with murder.

Morning Security Brief: Second White House Lockdown, NTSB Makes Recommendations on Pilot Weather Advisories, and More

- The White House went into lockdown mode for the second time this week after suspicious packages were thrown over the fence. The NTSB makes recommendations that the National Weather Service provide more comprehensive information to pilots. And an article in The New York Times explores the effectiveness of the U.N. Security Council in dealing with the crises Syria and Ukraine.

Emergency Planning Guide for Utilities

- A toolbox book, Emergency Planning Guide for Utilities is a practical, detailed, and sequential guide to building and testing emergency response plans.

21st Century Security and CPTED: Designing for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Crime Prevention, Second Edition.

- Atlas, known in security circles as a consummate professional, has done an outstanding job in creating this second edition, which has twice as much material as the original edition.

Wildfire Prevention Plans

- Colorado is facing the problem of wildfires head on using the tools of community outreach, technology, and legislation.

Emergency Evacuation Planning for Your Workplace

- Burtles provides details on how to deliver effective evacuation solutions for people of varying ages, health conditions, and special needs.

A Campus Response to Crisis

- A campus response team implements important parts of the violence prevention plan, such as disseminating clear policies, promoting threat awareness, providing rapid response, and aiding in recovery.

Morning Security Brief: NYC Gas Leak Explosion Kills 7, Critical Infrastructure Concerns, and Missing Flight Update

- A suspected gas leak caused an explosion in New York City that killed at least seven people. A report on the aging infrastructure of NYC stresses potential dangers. And Malaysian Air Flight 370 is still missing.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Force on the Border, North Korea Launches Missiles, And More

- A report reveals that Border Patrol agents have used excessive force along the U.S.-Mexico border, resulting in 19 deaths. North Korea launched four short-range missiles Thursday in response to South Korea's military drills. And Target takes a financial hit from the data breach, Women's Security Council annual awards opened, and more.
 




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