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Lawmaker to DHS: Step it Up with Fusion Centers

The Homeland Security Department is at risk for losing support for funding because it is not doing a good enough job of sharing information with state, local and federal homeland security officials, the chairwoman of the House subcommittee that oversees information sharing and intelligence gathering said March 18.

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Plans for Counterterrorism Unit Found in Ottawa Trash

Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day says he has “great confidence” in government security measures in Ottawa despite the discovery of building blueprints for a new Canadian Forcescounterterrorism unit in a pile of garbage in the capital.

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CIA Kidnapping Trial Resumes in Italy

A Milan court on Wednesday resumed the "CIA-gate" trial of 26 US citizens accused in the February 2003 CIA kidnapping of an Egyptian imam in the northern city, a court-appointed lawyer said.

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Virtualization’s Security Threats

As virtualization technology gains in popularity, it may bring with it new risks, said Don Simard, commercial solutions director at the US National Security Agency, the electronic intelligence and cryptographic agency once so secret its very existence was a secret.

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Brown to Publish UK’s First National Security Strategy

Prime Minister Gordon Brown was outlining the first major overhaul of Britain's national security plans since the end of the Cold War on Wednesday, aiming to curb threats including extreme weather, pandemic diseases, unstable energy supplies and terrorist attacks, his office said.

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After a Decade at War With West, Al Qaeda Still Impervious to Spies

A decade after al Qaeda issued a global declaration of war against America, U.S. spy agencies have had little luck recruiting well-placed informants and are finding the upper reaches of the network tougher to penetrate than the Kremlin during the Cold War, according to U.S. and European intelligence officials.

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Czech’s to Reinforce Intelligence Over Terrorism Threat

Czech Interior Minister Ivan Langer (Civic Democrats, ODS) plans to reinforce the civilian intelligence service by 50 people over the threat of terrorism, the daily Pravo reported, referring to Langer's document that the cabinet is to debate on Monday.

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