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DHS IG Finds 22 Ports Not Adequately Screening Cargo Containers for Radiation; Former Port Security Official Provides Insight

Cargo containers arriving at the 22 maritime ports through which the greatest volume of containerized cargo enters the United States have not adequately been screened for radiation as required by law, according to a new audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). And that’s raised the ire of a… Keep Reading

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Border Patrol’s Strategic Plan Not Yet in Place, Audit Finds, But Security has Clearly Improved

US Border Patrol’s 2012-2016 national border security strategy — its first new strategic plan in eight years — began to be implemented more than a year ago. But the report of a new congressional audit that was released Jan. 9 said Border Patrol “has not identified milestones and time frames for developing and implementing performance… Keep Reading

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The Benghazi Attacks: A Story of Obfuscating and Ignoring Evidence of Jihadi Terrorism in the Land of ‘Arab Spring’

Within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate and the CIA’s nearby secret annex in Benghazi, Libya, intelligence indicating the assault was an act of Islamist jihadi terrorism — very likely involving members of the Libyan Al Qaeda franchise — was transmitted to top policymakers by the CIA, Departments of State… Keep Reading

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USCIS has no Idea how Many Illegal Aliens Ordered Deported are in US; Given Access to Secure Facilities, Driver’s Licenses

A breakdown in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program (SAVE) that’s supposed to be updated to determine the accuracy of information used to validate a person’s immigration status when that person has been ordered deported, has resulted in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) not knowing whether more… Keep Reading

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Counterterrorism Officials: Fears Escalate Over Potential for Al Qaeda Seizing Syrian WMDs

Since Homeland Security Today first reported Dec. 13 that senior US counterterrorism (CT) officials were becoming increasingly concerned that Al Qaeda in Syria could acquire Syrian WMDs, and that the Pentagon had drawn up military contingencies in the event that they do, these same officials said they’re more alarmed now than they were "just a few… Keep Reading

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Officials Fear Al Qaeda Loyal Jihadists Could Overrun Syrian WMD Sites; Military Strike Contingencies Planned

Senior US counterterrorism (CT) officials tasked with preventing terrorists from getting their hands on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) told Homeland Security Today they are increasingly concerned that Al Qaeda jihadists in Syria known to have infiltrated the ranks of rebel groups battling to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad have drawn… Keep Reading

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UPDATED: Iraqi Refugee Charged in Ariz. IED Bombing had Arms Cache, Bomb Materials in Home; ICE Didn’t Deport After Earlier Felony, But Said Reassessing Under Terrorism Statutes

When 47-year-old Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, an Iraqi refugee admitted into the US in 1997 and later convicted of a felony, was identified as a suspect in connection with the detonation of an IED on the morning of Nov. 30 at the back door of a Social Security Administration office in Casa Grande, Ariz., federal agents with the Phoenix… Keep Reading

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Social Media, Other Threats Against President, Romney Escalate; Secret Service Asks Citizens to Report Threatening ‘Tweets’

As federal, state and local law enforcement officials continue to express concerns over the persistence of threats against both President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made on social media websites, the US Secret Service twice urged its more than 40,000 Twitter followers to report threatening Tweets and other threats made by way… Keep Reading

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Federal, State Law Enforcement Taking Social Media Threats of Post-Election Violence Seriously

While federal and state law enforcement authorities are taking seriously the swarm of threats of violence — including rioting and the assassination of President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, depending on who wins the election — that have been posted on social media websites in recent weeks by both left- and right-wing extremists, some political news organizations have dismissed… Keep Reading

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CBP Taking Time Examining Bids for Integrated Fixed Towers for SW Border

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) big, new, post-Secure Border Initiative (SBInet) program, the Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) sensor initiative, is a multi-million dollar effort to monitor Border Patrol’s gaps along the southern border by "provid[ing] automated, persistent wide area surveillance for the detection, tracking, identification and classification of illegal border incursions between ports of entry."… Keep Reading

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