The House holds hearings this week on food security and chemical security issues as well as taking a look at homeland security advisory committees and security vs. commerce through US borders. The Senate holds a confirmation hearing on Dennis Schrader’s nomination as a FEMA official.
The Senate and the House look at emergency response assistance from the military and private sector respectively. The House also examines the impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and makes progress on addressing the causes of homegrown terrorism.
The USCG unveils a new plan to respond quicker and more efficiently to combat any threat. Sponsored by General Dynamics.
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Congress takes a look at a range of homeland security topics this week from US agriculture security, the concerns of first responders in border communities, and the ability of terrorists to obtain radiological materials for dirty bombs.
LONDON, JULY 2, 2007 - A mere 36 hours after the London Mercedes bombs were discovered, security services' worst fears came to life as terrorists struck again in the United Kingdom. While the attempt to drive a jeep into Glasgow International Airport was hampered by an incompetence that is increasingly becoming the hallmark of the terrorist group that’s behind the failed explosions, the arrival of Baghdad-style Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devises (VBIEDs) - both suicide and remote detonated - to Britain's shores opens a new door in the war on terror here.Keep Reading
The Department of Homeland Security does not raise the US aviation threat level in response to an attack on the Glasgow Airport in Scotland, but the secretary promises extra security in the wake of the attack.
LONDON, JUNE 30, 2007 - In what appears to be a message to new British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, terrorists have targeted London with a pair of car bombs in the heart of the city's theatre district. With elements that are clearly recognizable from previously foiled plots, this new attempted attack appears to show terrorists are still very active in the United Kingdom and eager to reap carnage more normally suited to Baghdad than London.Keep Reading
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security defend their classification system and provide updates on their financial management practices in the coming week.