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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.

LAPD Agrees to Suspicious Activity Reporting Reforms

- The Los Angeles Police Department has agreed to amend its suspicious activity reporting program after civil liberties and community groups raised civil concerns.

Morning Security Brief: No Credible NATO Threats, Testing Emergency Vaccines on Children, U.S. Not Safe from Stuxnet, and More

- The FBI says there are no credible threats to this weekend’s NATO summit. HHS opens the debate on medical countermeasure testing for children. The U.S. is not protected from a Stuxnet-type attack. And more.

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