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Thu, 2010-03-11 03:43 PM
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Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the Las Vegas-based provider of IBM mainframe security training, has announced that the company will offer up to 50 three-day training scholarships for unemployed...
Wed, 2010-03-10 05:12 PM
DHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released the results of its congressionally mandated review of the department’s contracts awarded during fiscal year 2009 through “other than full and open...
Thu, 2010-03-04 12:26 PM
DHS has launched what it calls a “Cyber Challenge” competition to elicit ideas from the public about ways to raise public awareness about the need for enhanced cyber-security. Proposals, which are...
Wed, 2010-03-03 12:48 PM
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has revisited its 2008 report on Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) sexual assault prevention and response programs and the...
Wed, 2010-03-03 12:45 PM
The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) has appointed 14 new steering committee members.  HSPI describes the group as a “bipartisan cadre.” It includes two...
Wed, 2010-03-03 12:38 PM
Animal disease response training sessions are being conducted around Pennsylvania, the state’s Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding reports.The sessions are intended to enable farmers, veterinarians...
Wed, 2010-03-03 12:29 PM
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) reports that it recently began a research project, in collaboration with the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) and a fire service advisory panel, intended to improve...
Tue, 2010-03-02 02:16 PM
The DoJ’s National Institute of Justice seeks grant proposals for “solutions applying modeling and simulation technology to enhance criminal justice training through the use of virtual environments.”...
Fri, 2010-02-19 01:23 PM
If you’re a border patrol agent looking to get off the front lines and behind a supervisor’s desk, this might be your chance.From now until March 5, 2010, Customs and Border Protection is offering...
Thu, 2010-02-18 06:37 PM
At the next biannual meeting of the Department of Homeland Security’s Protective Security Advisors, which will take place in Long Beach, CA, on March 23 and 24, about 120 PSAs and their headquarters...
Thu, 2010-02-18 03:48 PM
The Information Security Forum (ISF) has appointed Greg Garcia strategic advisor for North America.Garcia is the former DHS assistant secretary for cyber-security and communications, who served...
Wed, 2010-02-17 12:42 PM
Louisville, KY-based FacilityONE, Fairfax, VA-based Pace Global Energy Services  and Washington, DC-based Ridge Global report that they have entered in to a strategic partnership that will offer...

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AJC today issued a new publication, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Brief Guide for the Perplexed, written by Executive Director David Harris. The 28-page pamphlet—also available as a pdf online—provides a clear and concise picture of Israel's ongoing struggle for peace and security in a tumultuous region that all too often has denied the very legitimacy of a Jewish state.
Houston, TX, December 16 - Terrorist attacks in such places as offices, concert venues and stadiums in the U.S. and internationally have made it clear that no one's personal safety is guaranteed. While we cannot live in fear, it is wise to live with caution and prudence, says Robert H. Sholly, a retired army colonel who is experienced in both counter-terrorism and performing security assessments for companies internationally.
Atlanta, GA, August 17 - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the formation of a new campaign to improve legal response to hate crimes across the United States. 50 States Against Hate: An Initiative for Stronger Hate Crime Laws will work toward the passage of hate crime laws in the five states which do not have them – Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, South Carolina and Wyoming – while simultaneously seeking to make existing hate crime laws in the other 45 states more inclusive and comprehensive.
By Austin MartinIf you’ve ever wondered whether or not the Army is just like World of Warcraft, the answer is: kinda. It turns out that all branches of the military are experimenting with some special form of LMS or virtual training – with ever-increasing complexity and capabilities. Here are just a few examples: Battlefield Visualization
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
 

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