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Legislation Will Help Border Port Authorities to Develop Critical Infrastructure

The Greater Yuma Port Authority and District 24 legislators have been working diligently during the last few years to make the San Luis II commercial port of entry a reality. The project received an added boost last year when the District 24 delegation secured $2.5 million for this port, the first land port of entry to bebuilt in a decade.

 

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Terrorist Use of the Internet

Lawmakers in the United States and elsewhere should not to try to censor Islamic extremists’ use of the Internet, says a new report from a global think tank. "There is no censorship option," Greg Austin, vice president of the East West Institute, told United Press International. "Trying to suppress anything (on the Internet) except direct… Keep Reading

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Saboteurs May Have Cut Mideast Telecom Cables

Damage to several undersea telecom cables that caused outages across the Middle East and Asia could have been an act of sabotage, the International Telecommunication Union said on Monday. "We do not want to preempt the results of ongoing investigations, but we do not rule out that a deliberate act of sabotage caused the damage… Keep Reading

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Federal Protective Service woes could threaten building security

The Federal Protective Service's budget shortfalls and shrinking workforce could threaten the physical security of government buildings, according to preliminary findings from the Government Accountability Office. FPS, the agency charged with providing physical security and law enforcement services to approximately 8,800 facilities owned or leased by the General Services Administration, was transferred in 2003 from GSA to the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau. Since then, FPS has faced multimillion-dollar funding shortages and ensuing management challenges. Keep Reading

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British Thinktank Highlights Infrastructure Threats

Threats to Britain's national security go far beyond terrorism and traditional concerns about military defence and include climate change, energy supplies, and disease, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) warns today. New frontlines are emerging in the battle to safeguard our security, the thinktank says. Keep Reading

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GCC: Cable breaks and IT infrastructure woes

When two underwater fibre optic cables broke just off the coast of Egypt on January 30th, internet and telecoms services to not only Egypt but across the wider Middle East and as far away as Pakistan, India and Bangladesh were severely affected.oncerns about the adequacy of the region's IT infrastructure were thrown into sharp relief. Keep Reading

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Cyberterrorism, Inc

A new report says that 2008 will see an expansion of economic espionage in which nation-states and companies will use cybertheft of data to gain economic advantage in multinational deals. Senior analyst Tom Donahue told at a cybersecurity conference in New Orleans last month that the CIA had information about cyberintrusions into power and utility systems, followed by extortion demands, from multiple regions outside the US. The CIA suspected, Donahue added, that some of the attacks benefited from inside knowledge. Keep Reading

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FAA wants help becoming cybersecurity shared-services provider

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to become a shared-services provider under the Security Line of Business initiative. In a market survey released on FedBizOpps.gov last week, FAA asked for support services for a “leading edge cybersecurity management center.” Keep Reading

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LNG, Oil Tankers Highly Vulnerable to Terror Attack

According to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on maritime security, Coast Guard and other efforts to secure ports handling energy commodities such as gasoline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) are seriously lagging due to lack of resources and coordinated response planning. The report, requested last year by Reps. John D. Dingell (D-MI), Joe… Keep Reading

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Sikh Attack Spreads Fear Among US Sikh Population

NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of six worshippers at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee brought fresh worries Sunday to the half million U.S. followers of a faith whose congregants have worried about their safety since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when some began targeting adherents of a peaceful religion that stresses the equality… Keep Reading

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Cybersecurity Chief Urges Action by Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command on Monday called for swift action in Congress to sort out roles, standards and authorities for government agencies charged with defending against destructive computer attacks. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, said the time for legislative action is now,… Keep Reading

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