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Morning Security Brief: License Plate Readers, Hospital Network Security, Drug Detection Dogs, and More

- The DEA changes license plate data retention policy after reporter asks questions about license plate readers. A survey examines how hospitals are securing their networks. The Nevada Highway Patrol is questioning the efficacy of drug sniffing dogs. And more.

Solving the Interoperability Riddle

- Has a Silicon Valley start-up cost-efficiently solved the seemingly intractable problem of achieving interoperability for first responders?

Morning Security Brief: BioWatch Problems, Court Rules in IRA Interviews Case, UK CCTV Numbers, and More

- An L.A. Times feature explains why BioWatch is “the biodefender that cries wolf.” A U.S. court says police investigations take precedence over academic research. UK CCTV estimate released. And more.

Securing the Cities

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Directorate of Science and Technology gives an overview of the program to create a domestic nuclear and radiological detection infrastructure inside the United States.

DHS Reorganization

- In congressional testimony, Chertoff Group Principal Paul Schneider shares his thoughts on how the government should work with the private sector to meet the cybersecurity threat. Schneider also tells lawmakers why the Department of Homeland Security needs to be reorganized.

Security Consultant Perspective

- Paul Schneider, principal at the Chertoff Group, is interviewed.  

Defending Against the Nuclear Threat

- The Securing the Cities Initiative, intended to help high-risk cities defend against a radiological attack, is being implemented in the New York City region.

Canada Announces Creation of FEMA/DHS Hybrid Agency

- Deputy Director General Mark Williamson provided more information about the program in an interview Thursday morning.

Think Tank Perspective: Interview with Philip Mudd

- An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.

Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response

- This book contains a great deal of intermediate-level information on the subject of weapons of mass destruction.

Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Go­ing?

- Overall, I was impressed by Guiora’s narrowness of focus on the topic while acknowledging that the subject area is quite broad.

Morning Security Brief: Over-policing, Polygraph Procedure, Twitter for Disasters, and More

- The Justice Policy Institute says the U.S. suffers from over-policing, in a new report. Investigators are looking at allegations of flawed polygraphs in the recent Secret Service prostitution scandal. A professor looks at how information is disseminated via Twitter after a disaster. And more.

Morning Security Brief: DNA Previously Collected Leads to Arrest, Electronic Control Weapons, Countering al Qaeda Ads, and More

- DNA from a prior arrest links a man to a girl missing since March. Americans for Effective Law Enforcement builds a database of electronic control weapons research. How the State Department is countering al Qaeda online. And more.
 




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