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Daily Briefings Newsletter – Intelligence (WNB – Counterterror Today)

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EXCLUSIVE: Over Exposure

Terrorists’ deployment of a radiological exposure device, which in its crudest form would be nothing more than an unshielded radiological source, if hidden and left in a mass public venue, over time would expose anyone in proximity to harmful – and potentially lethal – radiation poisoning. Used commonly in a host of medical and industrial… Keep Reading

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Drug Busts Reflect Huge Disparity in Effectiveness of Enforcement Efforts

Whenever a law enforcement agency makes a major drug bust, one of the first things the department will do is issue a press release or hold a press conference to announce the size of the seizure, the dollar value of drugs and other items seized, and the number of people arrested. To the general public,… Keep Reading

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BARDA awards contract to Southern Research to combat bio-threats

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded a contract to nonprofit organization Southern Research to develop novel animal models for testing the effectiveness of medical countermeasures against biological threat agents. BARDA is a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the US Departmentof Health and Human… Keep Reading

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Homeland Security Committee to hold domestic terrorism hearings after Charlottesville

The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on domestic terrorism on Sept. 12 in the wake of the deadly protests on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. A letter from twelve Democratic members of the House Committee on Homeland Security led by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) prompted the decision to schedule… Keep Reading

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FBI, DHS Report Warned of Threat Posed by White Supremacists

In a Joint Intelligence Bulletin, members of the intelligence community highlighted the growing threat posed by white supremacists and the rise of extremist violence in the United States, months before the violent clashes and subsequent deaths in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.  Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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DHS Waives Environmental Laws to Speed Border Wall Construction

The Trump administration is waiving numerous major environmental laws to build a wall and fencing along the border with Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the waiver Tuesday, citing its authority under a 2006 law to set aside environmental laws and rules when necessary for border infrastructure. Read the complete report here. Keep Reading

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eGlobalTech Wins DHS FOIA Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office (PRIV) has awarded a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Support Services contract to eGlobalTech (eGT), an information technology, cyber security, and management consulting firm. eGT has been providing FOIA business support services to DHS PRIV since 2015, and has been selected to continue to provide support under… Keep Reading

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DHS, DOJ Release Latest Data on Incarcerated Aliens

There are more than 42,000aliens in federal prisons—about 22 percent of the federal prison population—according to the latest data on incarcerated aliens released by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. The data indicates that out of the 187,855 inmates in US federal prisons, 42,034 are foreign-born. Of the foreign-born inmates, nearly 47 percent have received… Keep Reading

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US-Mexico Border Tunnels Evolve to Defy Security Measures

Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and that saying certainly rings true for resourceful drug smugglers. One of the most effective and difficult to detect methods of moving illegal drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border has been the use of drug tunnels. In recent years, tunnel detection technology has evolved, and Border Patrol agents have… Keep Reading

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