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- Read reports on the U.S. government’s BioWatch program. One report discusses current testing procedures and efforts to collaborate with public health systems. Another looks at the government’s acquisition process in purchasing new testing systems.

U.S. Government Counterterrorism: A Guide to Who Does What

- This comprehensive book can help readers understand the vast and complex counterterrorism structure within the U.S. government. The authors discuss how the fight against terrorism has evolved from what was primarily a matter of diplomacy and law enforcement to an issue to be tackled with military solutions.

Counterterrorism

- Counterterrorism uses a multidisciplinary approach to explain all aspects of terrorism in the ever-changing modern world. The book examines the global threat of terrorism and the driving forces behind the measures implemented to combat its spread.

Preparedness: Results and Concerns

- The Boston Marathon bombing shows the value of emergency response planning but federal funding cuts may affect future capabilities nationwide.

Morning Security Brief: Negotiations Continue on Syria, Legislation Thwarted by Leaks, Cargo Truck Safety Questioned, and More

- Secretary of State John Kerry rejects Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s proposed timetable for turning over chemical weapons. Lawmakers say that cybersecurity legislation has been slowed by the Snowden leaks. Incidents involving cargo trucks that leak flammable liquid are not tracked by the government.

Morning Security Brief: Diplomatic Security, TSA Adds Banned Items Feature to Mobile App, iOS Security, And More

- An independent panel recommends that the State Department make diplomatic security a higher priority, the TSA adds a search capability to its mobile app for passengers to search banned items, Apple iOS gets a new access control patent, and more.

Morning Security Brief: British Rejects Military Move in Syria, Al Qaeda's role in Syria, So-Called U.S. "Black Budget" Leaked

- British parliament votes to reject the use of military force in Syria; a CNN.com opinion piece outlines how an al Qaeda affiliate is aiding the opposition forces in Syria; and Snowden leaks the so-called U.S. "black budget" with details about spy-agency spending.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Border Patrol Improves Training, Syrian Hackers Attack NYT, and More

- The GAO reports that the CBP has improved officer training and management. The New York Times and Twitter were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Plus India captures key terrorist.

Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bank­roll the Taliban

- This is an alarming exposé of how the U.S. government operates in Afghanistan and the challenges it faces, even as it indirectly supports violent jihad. This well-written book exposes top personnel, agencies, and decision makers by naming names associated with the corruption going on in the midst of the Global War on Terrorism.

Morning Security Brief: Dozens killed in Nigeria at Mosque, Increased Security at Manning Trial, IT Security Spending, And More

- Forty-four people were gunned down in Nigeria while praying at a mosque; security is tightened at the trial of Army private Bradley Manning after a video from the courtroom surfaces online; analyst firm Canalys predicts global IT security spending to grow to $30.1 billion by 2017; and more.

Morning Security Brief: "Stop and Frisk" Ruling, Surveillance Controversy Continues, Drug Crime Sentencing Examined, and More

- "Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.

A Look at the Threat of Terrorists Using Liquid Explosives to Saturate Clothes for Stealthier Attacks

- U.S. intelligence sources say terrorists in the Middle East and Africa are using a new "ingenious" process to create hard-to-detect liquid explosives.

Morning Security Brief: SIM Card Security Flaw, Faster Airport Screening, EU Blacklists Hezbollah, and More

- A flaw in the encryption technology used in many SIM cards could make cell phones vulnerable, the U.S. government is offering expedited security screening at airports for a fee, European Union ministers meeting in Brussels today placed Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations, and more.
 




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