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Reflections on 9-11 Commission Report Address Evolving Threats

- Ten years after The 9-11 Commission Report was issued, the Bipartisan Policy Center looks at how the threat landscape has changed and how the U.S. has adapted.

Homeland Security

- The federal government is implementing continuous evaluation for individuals with the most sensitive clearances.

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.

Take Down: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

- Primarily the book focuses on events after 9-11 including the development of the CIA’s Threat Matrix, which brings current threats into an understandable form for analysis.

Morning Security Brief: AT&T Data Breach, Drug Interdiction, Mobile Security, and More

- ATT&T says a recent security breach that compromised customer information was an inside job. A GAO report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard is not meeting its performance targets for drug interdiction in a transit zone known for heavy drug trafficking. Federal agencies report that security is a key concern for teleworking employees. And more.

A Plan to Stem Extremism

- Since 9-11, there have been more than 200 U.S.-based al Qaeda violent extremists arrested over a combination of 60-plus attempted and successful plots. In response, the Muslim Public Affairs Council has released the Safe Spaces Initiative: Tools for Developing Healthy Communities to help community leaders prevent extremist ideas from turning into dangerous actions.

Morning Security Brief: World Cup Hacking Concerns, Undocumented Child Immigrants, Biosurveillance, And More

- Hacking group Anonymous claimed it has, and will continue to, attack Web sites related to the World Cup in Brazil. An interagency group has been formed to address the 47,000 unaccompanied child immigrants that have entered the U.S. illegally. The future of BioWatch is discussed at a government hearing, and TweetDeck is hacked.

Gunman Killed by Law Enforcement In Attempted Georgia Courthouse Takeover

- A gunman armed with an assault rifle and explosives attempted to infiltrate a Georgia courthouse on Friday before being stopped by a court security deputy.

Averting Meltdown

- As more nations obtain nuclear capabilities, regulatory bodies and governments move to make nuclear power safer and more secure.

NSA Surveillance

- President Barack Obama asked a group of experts to provide recommendations on modifying the National Security Agency’s bulk data collection program. Read the report here.

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.

Morning Security Brief: Overseas Embassy Security Concerns, Supply Chain Risk Down, FAA Software Glitch, And More

- The State Department's security branch needs to change its practices to improve embassy security, according to a new report. The global supply chain risk is down, but businesses must remain vigilant. The LAX air traffic meltdown last week was caused by a computer glitch. And new iPhones are vulnerable to hacking.
 




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