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Anthony Kimery Discusses Bio-Terrorism on SyFy Channel’s ‘Joe Rogan Questions Everything’

Image Anthony Kimery, Homeland Security Today Editor-in-Chief, appeared in "Biopocalypse," an episode of the SyFy Channel TV series, "Joe Rogan Questions Everything." Filmed in Los Angeles August 14, 2013, Kimery appeared with former CIA WMD counterterrorism unit chief Charles Faddis to discuss bio-terrorism, designer-hybrid pathogenic threats and unregulated DIY-bio genetics labs.

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Libya’s Gadhafi Has History of Terrorism

Image ImageThe ongoing situation in Libya continues to worry both the United States and its international allies. And over the weekend the United Nations set up a no-fly zone in Libya. The fear is that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will resort to using terrorism to regain the upper hand. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses Gadhafi’s long history of using terrorism.

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Interagency Team Mobilizes in Japan Disaster Response

Image ImageThe United States dispatched its disaster response team to Tokyo in the wake of Friday's tsunami and earthquake. The team includes people with expertise from the Departments of Energy, Health and Human Services, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg provides an update on the mission.

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TSA Workers Must Assure the Public that Safety Will Stay the Same

Image ImageTransportation Security Administration chief John Pistole will allow security officers to bargain collectively and select a union in April. Arguments are already coming fast and furious from opponents. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the implications of unionizing and its impact on keeping public safety in the air.

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TSA: No More Private Screeners at Airports

Image ImageThere will be no more private screeners at airports. That's the word coming from the Transportation Security Administration. The move comes after sixteen airports made the decision to stop using federal screening officers. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today former Editor David Silverberg discusses TSA Administrator John Pistole’s decision to keep airport screening in the hands of federal employees.

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Homeland Security Committee May Refocus on Islamic Terrorism

Image ImageRep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has long argued that US authorities need to concentrate on Islamic radicals. Agents with the FBI, Federal Protective Service, and Border Patrol could be among those security workers affected if a renewed focus on Islamic terrorism takes hold on that committee. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses why DHS must focus on all forms of extremism—not just Islamic radicals.

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Cost Remains Question in Halt of SBInet Program

Image ImageThe Department of Homeland Security and Congress will have to move forward with the issue of border security in the face of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano's decision to pull the plug on SBInet. Boeing's project to build a virtual fence was riddled with cost overruns and technological problems almost from the start. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, former Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the SBInet Program and the technology that may be used in the future to protect our border.

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Violence Prevention Constant DHS Concern

Image ImageTragic events like the shooting in Arizona might make us consider the impact of political rhetoric. But practical ways to prevent violence are something the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is always assessing. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio,formerHomeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the Arizona shooting, the impact of political rhetoric and DHS' role in preventing such attacks.

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DC Arrests Are Tied to Mexican Cartels

Image ImageA lot of people still think of Mexican drug gang violence as a border problem. So it may surprise people to find out nine alleged cartel members were arrested in Washington, DC last week and charged with running a large drug distribution ring. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, former Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses those arrests as well as the violence that continues along the Mexican border.

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Yemen Explosives Discovery Likely to Impact Cargo Screening

Image ImageIntelligence work is being credited for the discovery of the explosives-filled cargo packages bound for the US from Yemen. In his weekly interview with Federal News Radio, Homeland Security Today Editor David Silverberg discusses the Yemen Cargo Plot and why the incident will probably impact the 100 percent cargo-screening mandate requested by Congress in 2006.

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