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Morning Security Brief: Iran Nuclear Framework Progress, Shoe Bomb Threats, And More

- Iran and six world powers have developed a framework to curb Iran's nuclear program. The DHS warns airlines to look for shoe bombs. Plans for a national license plate database are canceled. And University of Maryland personal data hacked.

Morning Security Brief: Syrian Government Meets With Rebels, House Report on Security Clearances, and More

- Representatives from the Syrian government meet with the opposition in Geneva while UN ambassadors from China and Russia fail to attend a critical Security Council meeting; the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is set to release a report today condemning hundreds of jurisdictions for failing to comply with security-clearance probes; and a popular security team in the White House gets its name back.

Morning Security Brief: DHS Pinpoints Sochi Threats and Target Hacked Through HVAC Company

- DHS has warned airlines that terrorists may smuggle bombs in toothpaste tubes, and Olympic Web sites to look out for cyberattacks. Target's hackers got their credentials from an HVAC company.

Morning Security Brief: Target CFO Testifies on Capitol Hill, Tech Companies Reveal NSA Data Requests, and More

- Target Corp. CFO John Mulligan is scheduled to testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the security breach at the giant retailer; tech companies are disclosing how many users were affected by the NSA's information requests; the GAO issues a new report about a program designed to reduce crashes among commercial trucks and buses; and more.

White Powder Found Near MetLife Stadium Tests Positive as Cornstarch

- Hazardous materials teams and a bomb squad were dispatched to five hotels near MetLife Stadium this morning after a suspicious white powder was discovered. County officials tested the substance and discovered that it was cornstarch in preliminary tests.

Officer Oversight

- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, which contracts approximately 13,500 security officers at federal facilities, was found to lack oversight procedures in training officers for active-shooter scenarios and x-ray scanner usage in a report by the GAO.

Terrorism and Homeland Security, Eighth Edition

- The text remains objective and offers a plethora of information on various terrorist organizations, their recruiting methods, and comparisons of the various terrorist groups.

Morning Security Brief: Baseline Security Requirements Established, Emergency Services Cybertech, and More

- The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.

Morning Security Brief: Atlanta's Snowstorm Horror, Terrorism Complacency, Overtime Abuse, and Drone Crash

- The major metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, ground to a standstill in yesterday's snowstorm. President Obama warns again terrorism complacency. DHS is curtailing an overtime program that has been widely abused. A DHS Drone has crashed off the California coast.

Morning Security Brief: Gag Order Lifted on Tech Companies; Bitcoin CEO Arrested In Connection to Silk Road; Super Bowl Security

- The government has partially lifted a gag order on companies like Google and Yahoo, allowing them to disclose information about NSA requests. The CEO of BitInstant, a popular Bitcoin exchange site, has been arrested on money laundering charges related to the Silk Road. And security measures surrounding this year's Super Bowl add up to the largest in the game's history.

Morning Security Brief: Russian Terrorist Leader Killed, U.S. Contingency Plan for Olympics, Border Security Update, And More

- Russian police have killed a terrorist leader from Dagestan ahead of the Olympic games; the United States prepares its contingency plan for the Winter Olympics; U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits the U.S.-Mexico border; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Benghazi Report, NSA Surveillance Curbed, Indiana Store Shooting, And More

- The State Department could have prevented the Benghazi attack, according to an Intelligence Committee Report. President Obama is expected to limit the NSA's phone surveillance program. And, a gunman killed two women before being shot down at an Indiana grocery store last night.

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition

- The work is a well-organized, thought-provoking manual that is far superior to most references on the topic. Each chapter presents a distinct aspect of homeland security written in an easy-to-understand format.
 




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