Publication: Security Debrief

First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

A Suspect Decision and a Poor Choice – The Ebola Czar

There is not much the Republicans and Democrats can agree upon with just about two weeks to go until the Midterm elections, but the fumbled response of the Obama Administration’s handling of the Ebola threat has both parties giving the President’s team ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Media Ebola Hype Misses Important Information

This week, I read the two best pieces on Ebola yet written. One was in The Washington Post by Ruth Marcus and the other in The New York Times by Frank Bruni . The message in both articles: avert your eyes from the All Ebola All The Time news coverage ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 1 reports

Commercial Drone Debate Should not be a Condom Marketing Campaign

The advent of cheap, remote-controlled UAVs for commercial use is a source of public debate. On the one hand, UAVs (aka “drones”) present innovative opportunities to deliver products to consumers. Yet, there are safety concerns (e.g., malfunctioning ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 1 reports

Could Ebola be a Tool for Terrorists?

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil has died. Thomas Eric Duncan died on Wednesday. His death and the potency of the outbreak in West Africa highlight the intensity and speed with which biological agents can threaten life and disrupt ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Fire Secret Service Director Pierson Today

The U.S. President is the most powerful person in the world. He (or potentially she) is therefore the biggest target in the world. For bad guys in a race to the bottom of morality (ISIS and its competitors around the world), there would be no greater ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Save the Bagpipes From the Federal Bureaucracy

Every so often, a federal agency does something so questionable, enforces a policy so rigidly or makes a public statement in its own defense that it makes one shake his head in disbelief. While I’m sure that there are events like this that catch the ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Countering al-Shabaab Recruitment in Minnestoa

In the clandestine recruitment efforts of foreign terrorist groups, al-Shabaab remains a major recruiter of U.S. citizens . A state that is high on the radar for U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the al-Qaeda affiliate is Minnesota, where the Department ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Congress Heal Thyself – 120 Reasons to Address Congressional Oversight

Maybe the momentum is building again to fix the debacle of overlapping congressional oversight of DHS. I sure hope so. The existing labyrinth is ridiculous. As Jerry Markon points out in the Washington Post , there are at least 120 reasons to change ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

After White House Breach, Public Pushes Back on the ‘Security Nation’

The recent security breach at the White House has a lot of Washington and the nation talking. A man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn and made it inside the front door of the President’s residence (with a knife in his pocket) ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Is DHS Really Pushing for a Southwest Command?

A number of news reports have suggested that DHS is creating a new joint-forces entity, akin to DoD’s Southern Command, to address the myriad issues along the U.S. Southwestern border. Really? As I read it, since such an entity would be outside the ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Not What We Need – DHS in Disrepair

The emails and social media posts started on Sunday evening. A new Washington Post story had just been posted detailing the lingering problems at DHS in terms of retaining leadership and talent in some of its most critical positions. As bad as the ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

One Year After Westgate Terrorist Attack

Sunday, September 21, marks the one-year anniversary of the Nairobi Westgate Attack that rocked the East African capital of Kenya . The brutal terrorist and hostage attempt carried out by al-Shabaab terrorists killed 65 people, and the attack included ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 17 2014]

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A Suspect Decision and a Poor Choice – The Ebol... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 20 2014]
Media Ebola Hype Misses Important Information [Published Security Debrief - Oct 17 2014]
Commercial Drone Debate Should not be a Condom ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 10 2014]
Could Ebola be a Tool for Terrorists? [Published Security Debrief - Oct 09 2014]
Fire Secret Service Director Pierson Today [Published Security Debrief - Oct 01 2014]
Save the Bagpipes From the Federal Bureaucracy [Published Security Debrief - Sep 30 2014]
Countering al-Shabaab Recruitment in Minnestoa [Published Security Debrief - Sep 29 2014]
Congress Heal Thyself – 120 Reasons to Address ... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 25 2014]
After White House Breach, Public Pushes Back on... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 24 2014]
Is DHS Really Pushing for a Southwest Command? [Published Security Debrief - Sep 23 2014]
Not What We Need – DHS in Disrepair [Published Security Debrief - Sep 22 2014]
One Year After Westgate Terrorist Attack [Published Security Debrief - Sep 17 2014]
A Reason to Remember 9/11 [Published Security Debrief - Sep 16 2014]
Recalling the Unforgetable and Adapting Every D... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 11 2014]
Cyber Policies and Executive Order Need Harmoni... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 08 2014]
The Stories That Shape our Lives in a Post 9/11... [Published Security Debrief - Sep 08 2014]
Modern Threats to Airliners and the World at Large [Published Security Debrief - Sep 03 2014]
S&T Under Secretary Dr. Reginald Brothers – A F... [Published Security Debrief - Aug 29 2014]
S&T is Dreaming Big – and We Need Your Help [Published Security Debrief - Aug 26 2014]
The ISIS Fight – Do We Have Your Attention Yet? [Published Security Debrief - Aug 25 2014]
How Should the U.S. Respond in Iraq? [Published Security Debrief - Aug 14 2014]
A Fee, a Tax and an Opportunity [Published Security Debrief - Aug 12 2014]
Chris Battle – One Year Later [Published Security Debrief - Aug 08 2014]
Moon Landing – An Anniversary to Honor and Inspire [Published Security Debrief - Jul 22 2014]
Chemical security – Keeping It Straightforward [Published Security Debrief - Jul 14 2014]
The Stupid Reporting on Security Threats [Published Security Debrief - Jul 11 2014]
‘No-Fly List’ Redress Process Ruled Unconstitut... [Published Security Debrief - Jun 27 2014]
Who is Supplying Terrorists with US-Made Techno... [Published Security Debrief - Jun 20 2014]
Good Idea, Bad Idea – Bioterrorism and UACs [Published Security Debrief - Jun 12 2014]
Las Vegas Shooting is an Act of Terrorism [Published Security Debrief - Jun 10 2014]
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A Suspect Decision and a Poor Choice – The Ebol... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 20 2014]
There is not much the Republicans and Democrats can agree upon with just about two weeks to go until the Midterm elections, but the fumbled response of the Obama Administration’s handling of the Ebola threat has both parties giving the President’s team ...
Media Ebola Hype Misses Important Information [Published Security Debrief - Oct 17 2014]
This week, I read the two best pieces on Ebola yet written. One was in The Washington Post by Ruth Marcus and the other in The New York Times by Frank Bruni . The message in both articles: avert your eyes from the All Ebola All The Time news coverage ...
Commercial Drone Debate Should not be a Condom ... [Published Security Debrief - Oct 10 2014]
The advent of cheap, remote-controlled UAVs for commercial use is a source of public debate. On the one hand, UAVs (aka “drones”) present innovative opportunities to deliver products to consumers. Yet, there are safety concerns (e.g., malfunctioning ...
Could Ebola be a Tool for Terrorists? [Published Security Debrief - Oct 09 2014]
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil has died. Thomas Eric Duncan died on Wednesday. His death and the potency of the outbreak in West Africa highlight the intensity and speed with which biological agents can threaten life and disrupt ...
Fire Secret Service Director Pierson Today [Published Security Debrief - Oct 01 2014]
The U.S. President is the most powerful person in the world. He (or potentially she) is therefore the biggest target in the world. For bad guys in a race to the bottom of morality (ISIS and its competitors around the world), there would be no greater ...
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