November 2011 Security News
- US Congress Panel Probes Threat from Nigerian Boko Haram VOA 30 Nov 2011 -- A congressional panel has held a hearing on the threat to the US homeland from the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram.
- India: Police Break Up Domestic Terror Cell VOA 30 Nov 2011 -- Indian authorities say they have broken up a domestic terror cell responsible for several bombings, including one that killed 17 people at a bakery last year.
- Six Suspects Arrested For Terror Attacks In Kazakhstan RFE/RL 30 Nov 2011 -- Kazakh police have arrested six suspected associates of an alleged terrorist who killed seven people in the southern city of Taraz.
- Council of Europe urges Belarus to revise penalty for bombers RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2011 -- Council of Europe’s Secretary General Thornbjorn Jagland called on Belarus to discard the death penalty for two Belarusians.
- Belarusian Court Sentences Minsk Subway Bombers To Death RFE/RL 30 Nov 2011 -- A Belarusian court has convicted and sentenced to death two men for a bomb attack in the Minsk subway in April.
- Minsk subway bombers sentenced to firing squad, no appeal RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2011 -- Two Belarusians convicted of carrying out a bomb attack in the Minsk subway were sentenced to death.
- Presidential Proclamation - Critical Infrastructure Protection Month, 2011 The White House 30 Nov 2011
- Rising use and trafficking of illicit stimulants threaten security, health in Asia Ė UN UN News Centre 30 Nov 2011 -- The rising manufacture, trafficking and use of methamphetamines in East Asia and Southeast Asia pose a growing threat to public health and security in the region.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 30 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Norwegian Mass Killer Declared Insane VOA 29 Nov 2011 -- Court-appointed psychiatrists have declared Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik criminally insane.
- Norway killer Breivik insane, unfit for trial RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2011 -- Anders Breivik, the man accused of killing 77 people in Norway last summer, is insane and can not stand trial.
- UN Reports Growing Use of Synthetic Drugs In Asia VOA 29 Nov 2011 -- The United Nations released a report Tuesday documenting a significant expansion of illicit drug manufacturing, trafficking and use in East and Southeast Asia.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 29 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Senior UN official lauds trilateral pact to halt drug smuggling from Afghanistan UN News Centre 28 Nov 2011 -- The head of UNODC praised counter-narcotics ministers from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran on a new agreement that will increase the exchange of information to tackle drug trafficking in the region.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- US-Pakistan Relations in a Post-bin Laden World VOA 26 Nov 2011 -- In the past 10 years, analysts say the United States has provided Pakistan with about $20 billion in military and civilian aid, making it the third-largest recipient of U.S. security aid and reimbursements after Afghanistan and Israel. Both sides also have cooperated in targeting Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants sheltered in Pakistan's semi-autonomous and remote northwest.
- Yemen Instability Stokes Terror Concerns VOA 25 Nov 2011 -- Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Yemen Friday, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to be put on trial. Saleh signed an accord on Wednesday to surrender power after 33 years of rule. Western countries and Yemen's neighbors fear the political instability could be exploited by terror groups.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 23 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 22 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Watervliet Arsenal hosts largest HAZMAT exercise in New York's Capital District Army News 21 Nov 2011 -- The Watervliet Arsenal and more than 100 local emergency first responders from four New York counties were activated Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, to respond a simulated attack by a disgruntled employee who was attempting to perform a terrorist act.
- Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Kelly And District Attorney Vance Update New Yorkers On Arrest Of Suspect In Terror Case NYC.Gov 20 Nov 2011 -- Yesterday afternoon, New York City police officers arrested a 27-year-old Al Qaeda sympathizer who was plotting to bomb police patrol cars and also postal facilities, as well as target members of our Armed Forces returning from abroad.
- Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Advanced Airborne Border Surveillance in Europe Lockheed Martin 21 Nov 2011 -- During a recent European exercise, Lockheed Martin demonstrated advanced border surveillance capabilities from an optionally piloted vehicle. Lockheed Martin and its team showcased how traditional defense focused integrated airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities can be quickly adapted to address dynamic border protection as well as maritime search and rescue needs.
- NYC Mayor Says Would-be Bomber Arrested VOA 20 Nov 2011 -- New York City police announced Sunday that they have arrested a man for allegedly plotting to bomb city facilities and U.S. military personnel.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- UN condemns Saudi ambassador's assassination plot RIA Novosti 19 Nov 2011 -- The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution condemning an assassination attempt on the Saudi ambassador in Washington, which U.S. says could be plotted by Iranian special forces.
- Idaho man charged with attempt on U.S. presidentís life RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2011 -- A 21-year-old resident of the U.S. state of Idaho has been charged with trying to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama.
- U.S. Embassy Says Peace Corps To Pull Out Of Kazakhstan RFE/RL 18 Nov 2011 -- The US Embassy in Kazakhstan has confirmed that the Peace Corps will leave Kazakhstan due to safety concerns.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- SAIC Awarded $90 Million Subcontract to Support U.S. Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Relocation SAIC 17 Nov 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded a subcontract by General Dynamics to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) headquarters by providing information technology (IT) integration and implementation services.
- U.S. Man Charged With Trying To Kill Obama RFE/RL 17 Nov 2011 -- U.S. authorities have charged a 21-year-old man with trying to assassinate President Barack Obama after he fired shots at the White House.
- Alleged White House Shooter Charged With Trying to Assassinate Obama VOA 17 Nov 2011 -- A 21-year-old man has been charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama or his staff.
- Nigeria Moving to Confront Boko Haram Terrorism VOA 17 Nov 2011 -- Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan says the military is moving to fight and defeat what he calls the evil of the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 17 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Suspect Arrested in White House Shooting Incident VOA 16 Nov 2011 -- U.S. authorities say a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with shots that were fired at the White House last week.
- Nigerian Lawmakers Boost Funding for Fight Against Boko Haram VOA 16 Nov 2011 -- In Nigeria, federal lawmakers are establishing a special security fund to help the military fight the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.
- Major Drug Tunnel Discovered Under US-Mexico Border VOA 16 Nov 2011 -- U.S. authorities have uncovered a major drug smuggling tunnel under the border with Mexico and seized 14 tons of marijuana during searches related to an investigation.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 16 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Norway Opens Bomb Trial Linked To Cartoons, Al-Qaeda RFE/RL 15 Nov 2011 -- Three men accused in Norway of plotting to bomb a Danish newspaper have pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Norway Mass Killer Admits July Massacre RFE/RL 14 Nov 2011 -- The extremist who killed 77 people in Norway on July 22 acknowledged carrying out the massacre but refused to plead guilty.
- Raytheon Wins DHS ICE Investigative Case Management Modernization Contract Raytheon 14 Nov 2011 -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has awarded a contract to Raytheon Company for the development of a modernized investigative case management system to replace the agency's legacy system.
- Norway killer Breivik makes first public court appearance RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2011 -- Anders Breivik, the man accused of killing 77 people in Norway last summer, made his first public appearance in court.
- Kazakhstan On High Alert After Shooting Spree By Suspected Militant RFE/RL 14 Nov 2011 -- Security is tight in Kazakhstan following a shooting spree and a suicide bombing by a suspected militant.
- Air Force participates in joint homeland defense exercise AFNS 14 Nov 2011 -- A variety of military and federal organizations participated in a first-of-its-kind homeland defense event Nov. 7.
- UK: Missiles Could Be Used To Protect Olympics RFE/RL 14 Nov 2011 -- British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond says that ground-to-air missiles could be deployed to protect the 2012 Olympic Games in London if deemed necessary.
- US sending own security agents for London Olympics IRNA 14 Nov 2011 -- The US is preparing to send up to 1,000 of its agents, including 500 from the FBI, to provide protection for America's contestants and diplomats during next year's Olympics in London.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Tajik Court Jails 28 People For 'Supporting Terrorist Group' RFE/RL 13 Nov 2011 -- Tajikistan's Supreme Court has sentenced 28 people to jail - including seven life sentences - for 'supporting a terrorist group,' RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
- Bahrain: Alleged Terror Cell had Contact with Iran VOA 13 Nov 2011 -- Authorities in Bahrain said Sunday five alleged members of a terrorist cell had contact with Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards and were planning attacks against high profile sites in the Arab kingdom.
- Ethiopia Charges Opposition Figures, Reporter With Terrorism VOA 10 Nov 2011 -- Ethiopia has formally charged 24 people, including senior opposition politicians and an outspoken Internet journalist, with plotting terrorist acts to create public chaos. Eight of the defendants appeared in court to hear the charges, while the others are to be tried in absentia.
- Greater coordination key to response to chemical or biological terror threat – UN UN News Centre 10 Nov 2011 -- The world needs to enhance its capacity to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism using chemical or biological weapons, with currently no single agency with overall responsibility for that task, according to a United Nations report unveiled today.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 10 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Prosecution, Defense Discuss Arraignment in USS Cole Case AFPS 09 Nov 2011 -- They waited 11 years, but today a planeload of Americans who traveled here earlier this week saw the arraignment of Abd al Rahim Hussein Muhammed al Nashiri on charges of planning and preparing a complex series of al-Qaida attacks known as the “boat operation.”
- Nashiri Reserves Plea in USS Cole Bombing Case AFPS 09 Nov 2011 -- The man accused of planning and preparing the USS Cole bombing and other attacks did not enter a plea during arraignment here today.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 09 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Chief Prosecutor Outlines Military Commissions Process AFPS 08 Nov 2011 -- Court actions involving detainees here must safeguard national security, protect the right of the accused to a fair trial and enable freedom of the press, the chief prosecutor for the Defense Department's Office of Military Commissions said today.
- Accused Suspect in Cole Bombing Set to Face Military Judge at Guantanamo VOA 08 Nov 2011 -- The alleged mastermind of the deadly bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 is scheduled Wednesday to face a military judge before a war crimes tribunal in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 08 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- DOD, Industry Address 'Intense Challenge' of Cyber Security AFPS 07 Nov 2011 -- Senior Defense Department officials and members of the information technology industry met here today to discuss how to better protect military and commercial cyberspace.
- Kenyan Military Targeting al-Shabab Finances VOA 07 Nov 2011 -- The Kenyan military says it is trying to incapacitate the militant Islamist group al-Shabab by targeting its financial and logistical operations in Somalia.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- USS Cole Bombing Suspect Faces Arraignment at Guantanamo VOA 04 Nov 2011 -- A Saudi Arabian man accused of being the mastermind behind the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 9 before a military commission at Guantanamo Bay. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri could face the death penalty if convicted.
- Nationwide EAS Test FAQs FCC 04 Nov 2011
- FEMA, FCC Continue To Work With Stakeholders To Help Educate The Public About Nationwide Test Of Emergency Alert System FCC 04 Nov 2011 -- With the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System less than one week away, the leaders of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sent an open letter to all stakeholders today, including governors, federal legislators, broadcasters, news networks and other organizations, asking for their continued help in educating their respective communities about the test.
- Vigilant Shield Tests Homeland Defense Processes AFPS 04 Nov 2011 -- Navy ships, Army ground-based radar and missile systems and Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard aircraft have descended on Key West, Fla., for the field training portion of U.S. Northern Commandís annual homeland defense exercise that kicked off this week.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 04 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- US Report Cites Growing Economic Cyber Espionage VOA 03 Nov 2011 -- A new U.S. intelligence report says China and Russia are using cyber espionage to steal U.S. trade and technology secrets.
- U.S. Report Blasts China, Russia For Cybercrime RFE/RL 03 Nov 2011 -- The US says that Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well as corporate hackers in those countries, are offenders in cybertheft.
- U.S. court accuses four senior citizens in terror attack preparation RIA Novosti 03 Nov 2011 -- A federal court has accused four senior citizens in planning to buy explosives and create biological weapons.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 03 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Supreme Leader: US anti-Iran scenario aims to cover own terror IRNA 02 Nov 2011 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Khamenei: US fabricated anti-Iran scenario to cover up its own terror campaign.
- Iran says is legally pursing US assassination claim ISNA 02 Nov 2011 -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates' Affairs Hassan Qashqavi: Country is pursing the US recent allegation.
- USS Carr, Coast Guard Law Enforcement Team, Seize Cocaine Shipment NNS 02 Nov 2011 -- A U.S. Navy and Coast Guard boarding team operating from the USS Carr discovered more than 400 kilos of cocaine during operations in the US 4th Fleet AOR.
- LAOS: Poor farmers need alternatives to opium IRIN 02 Nov 2011 -- Training in how to prune peach trees may not be at the top of most drug and crime interventions, but perhaps they should be when it comes to opium.
- Nigerian Civilian and Military Personnel Collaborate on Pandemic Response Plan AFRICOM 02 Nov 2011 -- Approximately 70 civilian and military representatives from 22 agencies in Nigeria came together in Lagos for a weeklong exercise to prepare for a potential pandemic disaster response.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 02 Nov 2011 [PDF]
- Dempsey Tours Coast Guard's Newest National Security Cutter AFPS 01 Nov 2011 -- Recognizing the importance of every possible U.S. national security asset, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff traveled here yesterday to get a personal tour of the newest Coast Guard national security cutter.
- Islamic Extremists Claim Responsibility For Kazakh Bombings RFE/RL 01 Nov 2011 -- The Islamic extremist group Kateeba Jund al-Khalifat has claimed responsibility for two bombings in western Kazakhstan.
- Iran calls on US to offer apology over assassination claim ISNA 01 Nov 2011 -- Iranian FM Spokesman Mehmanparast said Iran in an opposition letter has called for the US officials to offer apology to the country.
- Naval Hospital Beaufort Turns Up the Heat with Warm Zone Training NNS 01 Nov 2011 -- Members of Naval Hospital Beaufort's decontamination team participated in warm zone training Oct. 19-20.
- DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 01 Nov 2011 [PDF]
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