Posts Tagged: Homeland

Border Security – It’s Not Just for the Southwest

In late July the House Committee on Homeland Security held a hearing on whether DHS’s international agreements really help to provide the actionable intelligence needed for US border security. This testimony followed on the heels of the release of the DHS Northern Border Strategy, announced by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in June. What makes thisRead… Read more »

Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Recognized by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: CFC Hero Awards

Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people, announced Lieutenant Commander Michael Edwards and Mr. Edward Gingold received the CFC Hero Award from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for their efforts as campaign workers for the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). Lieutenant CommanderRead… Read more »

Cybersecurity Legislation is Revisited by Lawmakers.

Authored by Doug Kruger and originally posted to Blue Coat’s Federal Blue Print blog. There has been a lot of conversation around the new cybersecurity legislation and several bills have been circulating in Congress as lawmakers are faced with the growing reality of cyber attacks that should cripple critical infrastructure such as water, electricity orRead… Read more »

Former Marylander Convicted Of Terrorism Majid Khan Helped Plot Indonesia Bombing, Attempted Assassination BALTIMORE — A former Baltimore County man was convicted as a terrorist on Wednesday. Majid Khan, 32, pleaded guilty to helping al-Qaida plot attacks all over the world, including a 2003 car bombing in Indonesia that killed at least a dozen people and the attempted assassinationRead… Read more »

MEP Adds Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff To Board of Advisors

9/28/2011 Chantilly, VA – Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) today announced that The Honorable Michael Chertoff, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has joined its Board of Advisors. Chertoff will contribute to the MEP growth strategy and strategic planning as the company continues to diversify. “It’s truly a professional honor and aRead… Read more »

Fast and Furious Cleansing- by Joshua Jacobs

It seems well overdue but the head of the ATF and a pair of district attorneys have gotten the boot (call it resignations or a force out) after a Congressional investigation and appearances in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform finally forced the issue. It’s tough to avoid the story, again,Read… Read more »

Muslim reaction to Bin Laden

The Islamic world’s reaction to Bin Laden’s death has been mixed accurately reflecting a Kew Poll several years ago (2009) that measured the attitudes of Muslims to the Al Qaeda leader. In keeping with his own claims that his view was the only view possible for a Muslim, Bin Laden had a great number ofRead… Read more »

Case Study: FSB Poisons High-Value Target?

Glenn McGovern On November 1, 2006, Former FSB (Russian Federal Security Service) Colonel Alexander Litvinenko left his residence around 11:00 A.M. He caught the bus to the East Finchley tube station where he then took the train for a twenty-minute ride into London. On his agenda was a meeting with former KGB colleague Andrei Lugovoi,Read… Read more »

NG911: A national overview

INPUT’s final blog in a series dedicated to National Public Safety Telecommunications Week focuses on next generation 911 (NG911). According to the Federal Communications Commission, it is estimated that nearly 70 percent of all 911 calls are placed from wireless phones, and this number continues to rise. With the increase of cell phone usage andRead… Read more »

Ask the Gov Expert: Dr. Nick Nayak, CPO, DHS

In case you missed the recent Gov Up at Public House in National Harbour, Young Government Leaders and Gov Loop had Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security answer some of your most pressing questions on camera. A BIG THANK YOU to Rafferty Weiss Media for filming this video!  RaffertyWeissRead… Read more »