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2011-08-16 08:00:00

The Liquid Bomb Plot Presents Exclusive Interviews With CIA and Homeland Security Agents on the Chilling and Tense Global Surveillance Operation That Uncovered a Plot to Kill More Than 2,000 People The Liquid Bomb Plot Premieres This Sunday, August 21, 2011, at 9 P.M. EDT/PDT on National Geographic Channel WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the summer of 2006, as many as 18 conspirators planned to simultaneously blow up almost 10 airplanes by bringing hydrogen...

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2011-07-26 09:35:00

The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) senior cyber security official abruptly resigned on Monday amid several high-profile attacks on government computer systems, reports Reuters. Randy Vickers resigned as director of the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a part of DHS's National Cyber Security Division. DHS declined to comment on either the attacks or the resignation of its top official as of Monday. Vickers' resignation was announced in an email to staff by Bobbie...

2011-07-20 15:14:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph®, the leading global provider of incident management solutions, in cooperation with, Augusta Systems, and the City of Richmond has developed a standards-based interface that enables two-way information sharing between subscribers. Designed to support the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) platform developed by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, this...

2011-06-09 00:00:31

TurningPoint Global Solutions, a software engineering and information technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) selected their proprietary software solution, Network Inventory and Optimization Solution (NiOS), to establish a centralized Telecommunications Infrastructure Information Repository (TIIR) that will establish, maintain, consolidate, and make available a central data warehouse of telecommunications and IT asset...

2011-06-07 07:30:00

WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) announced today that its KNG Series mobile and portable radios are now Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program (P25 CAP)-validated on the infrastructure of four competitors, and have been included on the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB) website (WWW.RKB.US). The P25 CAP is a voluntary program that allows P25 equipment suppliers to formally demonstrate their products' compliance with a select...

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2011-05-30 05:35:00

One of the largest defense contractors for the US military, Lockheed Martin, became the target of a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack. Lockheed Martin, the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon confirmed that the contractor's information systems had come under attack by hackers. Lt. Col. April Cunningham, speaking for the Defense Department, told the Associated Press (AP) that the impact on the Pentagon "is minimal and we don't expect any adverse effect." Lockheed builds...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS Science and Technology Impact Award. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) April 21, 2011 The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce (CSR), a multi-university Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence led by Stevens Institute of Technology, has received the DHS...

2011-04-11 10:12:00

MTI's Butterworth and Jenkins created terrorism attack database, plus briefings for TSA's bomb appraisal officers. SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) has won the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Science & Technology Impact Award for 2010 for taking its academic research to the front lines of the fight against terrorism. DHS recognized MTI for developing and then using its unique database of terrorist and...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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