September 2007 Security News
- US DEA Chief Says Cooperation Needed to Stop Afghan Narco-Terrorism VOA 30 Sep 2007 -- The head of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency has praised Pakistan as a model for eradicating drug production
- Detainee Transfer Announced 29 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of eight detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Six detainees were transferred to Afghanistan, and one each to Libya and Yemen
- Unprecedented Blast Rocks Maldives Tourist Site VOA 29 Sep 2007 -- An unprecedented bombing has hit a tourist attraction in the Maldives
- Detainee Transfer Announced 28 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Mauritania
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 September 2007
- US Congressional Investigators Report Problems with Border Security VOA 27 Sep 2007 -- Congressional investigators have found U.S. borders, especially in the north, are vulnerable to terrorist entry
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 27 September 2007
- All poultry to be culled at farm after bird flu outbreak RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- About 250,000 birds are to be culled at a poultry farm in south Russia's Krasnodar Territory following an outbreak of bird flu earlier this month, Russia's agriculture watchdog said Wednesday.
- Pakistan: How Are Domestic Crises Impacting War Against Terrorism? RFE/RL 26 Sep 2007 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is facing crisis from within and without his country.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 September 2007
- Czech Republic Extradites Terror Suspect to US VOA 25 Sep 2007 -- The Czech Republic has extradited a Lebanese-born Swedish citizen to the United States to face terrorism-related charges.
- Appeals Court Rules Military Judge Has Jurisdiction Authority in Gitmo Cases AFPS 25 Sep 2007 -- A military appeals court ruled yesterday that a military trial judge has the authority to determine jurisdiction in a military commission, a ruling that paves the way for proceedings to continue against suspected terrorists at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Indonesian Supreme Court Denies Bali Bomber Appeals VOA 25 Sep 2007 -- Indonesia's highest court has rejected final appeals from two people convicted for a terrorist attack in Bali in October 2002 that killed more than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 September 2007
- General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million to Provide IT Security Support Services to U.S. Coast Guard General Dynamics 24 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) a contract to provide technical and program management support services to the U.S. Coast Guard Incident Response Team (CIRT).
- Northrop Grumman Completes Implementation of Los Angeles Emergency Communication System Northrop Grumman 24 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed the installation of a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system for improved emergency response for the City of Los Angeles.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 24 September 2007
- FBI Director Says Anti-Terror Cooperation With Europe Improving VOA 21 Sep 2007 -- FBI Director Robert Mueller says transatlantic cooperation against terrorism is improving - and is vital for Europe and the United States to be able to successfully counter threats
- NORTHCOM commander shares joint, interagency experience AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- No service or nation can operate independently in (today's) global environment.
- Calls For Jihad By Bin Laden Add To Musharraf's Woes RFE/RL 21 Sep 2007 -- Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has vowed to retaliate against Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf for the killing of a radical cleric during a raid on Islamabad's Red Mosque in July
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 September 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN WINS CONTRACT TO UPDATE SERVER EQUIPMENT FOR FBI FINGERPRINT ID COMPUTERS Lockheed Martin 20 Sep 2007 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has been awarded a contract to provide the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division with Hewlett Packard Superdome and Uplift Kits
- Islamic Web Site Says Bin Laden to Declare War on Pakistani Leader in New Video VOA 20 Sep 2007 -- An Islamist web site says it will soon carry a new video from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden declaring war on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and the country's army.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 20 September 2007
- Air Force secretary announces provisional Cyber Command AFPN 19 Sep 2007 -- The secretary of the Air Force announced the Air Force is officially standing up a provisional Cyberspace Command during his address at the Air Force 60th anniversary celebration Sept. 18 at the Pentagon.
- US Senate Blocks Legislation to Restore Legal Rights to Detainees VOA 19 Sep 2007 -- Legislation that would have given detainees held by the United States the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts has been blocked in the Senate by lawmakers arguing the measure would undermine the U.S. war on terrorism
- Bush Urges US Congress to Act on Terror Surveillance Law VOA 19 Sep 2007 -- President Bush is urging the U.S. Congress to permanently extend a law that enables the government to eavesdrop on suspected terrorists
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 September 2007
- US Intelligence Chief Appeals to Congress on Surveillance Powers VOA 18 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, has urged lawmakers not to weaken powers Congress approved in August expanding government capabilities conduct electronic eavesdropping to prevent future terrorist attacks
- Guantanamo Much Changed Since Terror Attacks on US VOA 18 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is surrounded by controversy
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 September 2007
- More action needed to curb threat of nuclear terrorism, UN watchdog warns UN News Centre 17 Sep 2007 -- Stepping up his fight to reinforce nuclear security and prevent nuclear terrorism, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency today called on all countries to ratify an international agreement strengthening the protection of nuclear materials.
- US Anti-Drug Report Faults Venezuela, Burma VOA 17 Sep 2007 -- A White House report says Burma and Venezuela failed during the past year to make substantial efforts to curb drug trafficking or cooperate with the United States on the issue
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 17 September 2007
- L-3 to Deploy Examiner 3DX(R) Automated Explosives Detection Systems in Taiwanese Airports L-3 Communications 17 Sep 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it will supply both of Taiwan's international airports with eXaminer 3DX(R) explosives detection systems (EDS) for their baggage screening operations.
- Lawmakers Urge Delay in Spy Satellite Program VOA 14 Sep 2007 -- The Bush administration is planning to give domestic law enforcement agencies increased access to powerful spy satellite technology
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 September 2007
- Texas, Louisiana Guard Troops Stand Ready in Hurricane's Wake AFPS 13 Sep 2007 -- Texas and Louisiana National Guard troops are standing by to assist residents affected by strong winds, heavy rains and flooding caused by Hurricane Humberto, state military officials said today.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 13 September 2007
- Terror Suspect Transferred To Guantanamo 12 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of a dangerous terror suspect to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Internet: Swedish Hacker Accesses Embassy E-Mail Accounts RFE/RL 12 Sep 2007 -- A 21-year-old Swedish hacker has confounded some governments with his revelation that a flaw allows easy access to more than 100 sensitive e-mail accounts at embassies and private companies.
- Pacific Health Officials Confront Avian Flu Fears VOA 12 Sep 2007 -- The World Health Organization says the threat of avian flu is as serious as ever. Members of the WHO's western Pacific region are in South Korea to discuss ways to combat bird flu
- UN Helps Indonesia Chart 3-Year Bird Flu Plan VOA 12 Sep 2007 -- A group of international health experts has drafted a three-year program for Indonesia aimed at containing the spread of bird flu.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 12 September 2007
- US Marks 6th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Acts VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The United States marked the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States with ceremonies, tributes and silence all over the country
- 9/11 Panel Chairmen Say US Safer, But 'Not Safe Enough' VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The two chairmen of the independent September 11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, told reporters in Washington Tuesday the United States is safer today than it was six years ago when it was attacked by al-Qaida
- Eurocopter leads Homeland Security Market in the United Kingdom and strongly supports the British Armed Forces EADS 11 Sep 2007 -- With its modern product line, Eurocopter has responded to the increasing security requirements in the British Isles and around the world by adapting its light twin-engined helicopter family very specifically to meet the demands of homeland security operators
- Bin Laden Video Represents 'Distilled Lunacy' Of Two Cultures RFE/RL 11 Sep 2007 -- Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's 26-minute video pronouncement, released September 7, told us little about the reconstitution of Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, the relationship between Al-Qaeda central and its ever-multiplying regional franchises, or the likelihood of new attacks
- Indonesia Questioned Over Bird Flu Preparedness VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- International health officials want to know what Indonesia is doing to stop the spread of avian influenza, which has claimed 85 human lives there and shows little sign of slowing
- US Lawmakers Looking for Ways to Improve Bridge Safety VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows that more than 12 percent of the nation's bridges are structurally deficient.
- US Marks 6th Anniversary of September 11 Terrorist Attacks VOA 11 Sep 2007 -- The United States Tuesday is marking the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with somber ceremonies.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 11 September 2007
- Terrorism: Six Years On, How Is War Against Al-Qaeda Progressing? RFE/RL 10 Sep 2007 -- After the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States claimed a series of successes in battling Al-Qaeda: toppling the Taliban in Afghanistan; destroying training bases the Islamic regime had allowed Al-Qaeda to operate there; and arresting key aides to Osama bin Laden, including Khalid Sheik Muhammad, the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attacks.
- Bush Administration Officials Say al-Qaida Remains Threat VOA 10 Sep 2007 -- Six years after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States, Bush administration officials say Islamic extremist groups, and al-Qaida in particular, continue to pose a threat to the United States
- Raytheon to Provide Counter-Narcoterrorism Programs and Operations Support Raytheon 10 Sep 2007 -- Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a five-year, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract to support the Department of Defense's counter-narcoterrorism activities
- UN atomic watchdog helps protect against nuclear terrorism at Beijing Olympics UN News Centre 10 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations atomic watchdog agency is providing expertise to support the security of major public events against the threat of nuclear terrorism, including ongoing preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 10 September 2007
- Bush Reacts to Bin Laden Video VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- President Bush says the release of a new video by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a vivid reminder of the dangers still facing the world
- 17 People Killed in Suicide Bombing in Algeria VOA 08 Sep 2007 -- Local security forces in Algeria say at least 17 people were killed Saturday in a car bomb attack on a barracks in the east coast town of Dellys.
- US Anti-Terrorist Training Nears End in Mali VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- U.S. military officials are conducting an anti-terrorism training exercise called Flintlock in the Saharan desert with hundreds of military officers from mostly Africa
- NORTHCOM hosts Canada, Mexico at Pandemic Influenza Conference AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- Representatives from American, Canadian and Mexican military and government agencies came to U.S. Northern Command headquarters here this week to discuss their plans and preparedness for a possible influenza pandemic.
- Germany to cull over 200,000 ducks amid new suspected bird flu case IRNA 07 Sep 2007 -- German health officials ordered the slaughtering of around 205,000 ducks after new suspected bird flu cases were reported at two poultry farm in the southern state of Bavaria, news reports said Friday.
- Purported Bin Laden Video Urges Americans End Democratic Government VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- A video purportedly from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden recommends Americans end their democratic system of government and embrace Islam.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 September 2007
- Detainee Transfer Announced 06 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of sixteen detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia.
- Germany: Authorities Say Uzbekistan-Based Group Behind Terrorist Plot RFE/RL 06 Sep 2007 -- German officials say that the Islamic Jihad Union -- an Islamist militant group originally based in Uzbekistan -- was behind the plot to launch bomb attacks in Germany
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 September 2007
- German Police Arrest 3 Alleged Bomb Plotters VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- German officials say they have arrested three men on suspicion of planning a "massive" terrorist attack on U.S. facilities in the country
- Germany Arrests Three In Suspected Terror Bomb Plots RFE/RL 05 Sep 2007 -- Germany Arrests Three In Suspected Terror Bomb Plots
- Alleged bomb plot in Germany motivated by "hatred of Americans RIA Novsoti 05 Sep 2007 -- Three men are in custody in Germany on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts on a range of targets, including Frankfurt airport and a U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, German officials said Wednesday.
- Chickens culled in southern Russia after bird flu outbreak RIA Novsoti 05 Sep 2007 -- About 22,000 birds have been culled at a poultry farm in south Russia's Krasnodar Territory following a bird flu outbreak, local emergency services said Wednesday.
- 4 Suspects on Trial in Denmark on Terrorism Charges VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- Four men have gone on trial in Denmark on charges of making bombs for a planned terrorist attack.
- German Officials Arrest 3 Men on Terror Charges VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- German authorities have arrested three men on charges of planning what they describe as "massive" bomb attacks on Frankfurt's international airport and the U.S. military base in Ramstein.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 September 2007
- Denmark Says 8 Suspects Arrested in Alleged Terror Plot Linked to al-Qaida VOA 04 Sep 2007 -- Authorities in Denmark say they have thwarted a terror attack with the arrest of eight people around the capital, Copenhagen.
- Five hundred chickens die of bird flu in south Russia RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2007 -- About 500 chickens in the south Russia's Krasnodar Territory have died of bird flu, a local official said Tuesday.
- China denies hacking Pentagon computers RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2007 -- The Chinese government has officially denied U.S. accusations that it hacked the Pentagon's computer systems in June, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
- Bombs Kill Dozens In Pakistan Army City RFE/RL 04 Sep 2007 -- Two bombs have exploded in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi amid morning rush-hour traffic, killing at least 24 people and injuring more than 60.
- Suicide Attacks Kill 25 Outside Pakistani Capital VOA 04 Sep 2007 -- Twin suicide bomb blasts have rocked the garrison town outside Pakistan's capital city
- U.S. denies removing N. Korea from list of terrorism sponsors RIA Novosti 04 Sep 2007 -- A senior United States official has denied reports that Washington removed North Korea from a list of terrorism sponsors following talks in Geneva, a Japanese news agency said Tuesday.
- US Denies North Korea is Off Terror List VOA 04 Sep 2007 -- North Korea must take more steps before it can be removed from the U.S. list of countries sponsoring terrorism, says the Assistant Secretary of State, denying earlier North Korean claims it had been removed from the list
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 04 September 2007
- Scientists Not Sure Whether Wild Birds Are Carrying Avian Influenza Virus VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- Researchers say studies do not confirm whether wild birds are carriers of the H5N1 bird flu virus
- N. Korea Says Washington Will Drop It From List of Terrorism Sponsors VOA 03 Sep 2007 -- North Korea says the United States has promised to drop it from a list of nations that sponsor terrorism
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