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Morning Security Brief: Dry-Ice Bomber Arrested, Ruqai Pleads Not Guilty, Cybersecurity Survey, and More

- The suspect in the LAX dry-ice bombs case has been arrested. Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who was taken off a Libyan street by U.S. forces and interrogated on a U.S. warship, has pled not guilty to bombing charges. A new survey reveals that high school counselors are not mentioning cybersecurity careers. And more.

Lessons in Preparedness

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

Morning Security Brief: FBI Domestic Surveillance Update, Chemical Watchdog Wins Nobel Peace Prize, and More

- The FBI releases new information on domestic surveillance, a chemical weapons watchdog wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and more.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Data Center Stalled, Problems with Antibullying Programs, and More

- The NSA's largest data storage center in the U.S. is experiencing electrical problems which will delay its opening. Experts question the effectiveness of antibullying programs. A new study shows more than 80 percent of phones lack security, and Russia is increasing its border security.

Morning Security Brief: Al Qaeda Suspect in Custody, Chemical Program Shut Down, Madoff’s Employees Go on Trial, and More

- An al Qaeda operative was captured in Libya yesterday and is now in military custody. The chemical facility review program closed as part of the government shutdown. Five of Bernard Madoff’s employees go on trial for their part in his Ponzi scheme. International peacekeepers began overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons yesterday.

Morning Security Brief: Government Shutdown and DHS; Marine Leaders Disciplined, School Security in Nigeria, and More

- A majority of the Department of Homeland Security's work force will remain on the job during the U.S. government shutdown; two Marine Corps leaders are ordered to retire early after a security breach last year on a base in Afghanistan; Nigeria adds more security in and around schools after a deadly shooting on a university campus; and more.

Emergency Alerts

- Americans can sign up to receive emergency alerts from their local community organizations. Now the U.S. National Emergency Alert Registry. People can also sign up for the Wireless Emergency Alerts provided by the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Emergency Preparedness

- In testimony before a Senate committee, RAND researcher Arthur Kellermann explained that preparedness programs are the key to quick, organized response to catastrophic events.

Bombers, Hijackers, Body Scanners, and Jihadists

- Some may not recall airports before 9-11, and even those who do may not be familiar with how we got from there to where we are now. Billie Vincent explains how in Bombers, Hijackers, Body Scanners, and Jihadists and makes some informed projections regarding where we might be headed in the future

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: UN Deal on Syria, iPhone Hacker, Biometrics Exit Program, and More

- The United Nations Security Council's permanent members reach an agreement on Syria, iPhone hacker gives an interview, a Senate subcommittee discusses a program that would use biometrics to track when those on visas leave the U.S., and more.

Morning Security Brief: More Details Emerge about Navy Yard Shooter; Obama Orders Review of Security Clearance Process; And More

- More is being learned about the chain of events leading up to the deadly Navy Yard shooting; President Obama calls for a sweeping review of the security clearance process; and the European Network and Information Security Agency issues a mid-year threat landscape report on global malicious cyber activity. Plus news about how authorities are dealing with gangs.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter's Clearance Under Scrutinty, Child Predator App, Private Security Patrols, and More

- Just how a person with as many red flags as Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis received clearance to work as a federal government contractor is under investigation. At the same time, a Pentagon inspector general report on related but different contractor vetting issues cites problems with vetting that did not catch felonies. A child predator app is now available for the public to help law enforcement. FBI crime statistics show violent crime up slightly. Private Security patrols are expanding in Oakland, California, neighborhoods. DHS Inspector General issues report on border agents' use of force.
 




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