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14 May 2021 Security News

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  • Agreement Reached for Bipartisan Probe into US Capitol Riot VOA 14 May 2021 -- Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee announced an agreement Friday to form a panel to conduct a bipartisan investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
  • US lawmakers agree on 9/11-type commission to probe Jan. 6 attack Press TV 14 May 2021 -- The top Democrat and Republican on the US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee have agreed to conduct a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate the January 6 storming of US Capitol by then-President Donald Trump's loyalists.
  • DHS Issues a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin DHS 14 May 2021 -- Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin after consultation with the Intelligence Community and law enforcement partners. The NTAS Bulletin advises that the United States is facing threats that have evolved significantly and become increasingly complex and volatile. Specifically, the Bulletin details the threats posed by domestic terrorists, individuals, and groups engaged in grievance-based violence, and those inspired or influenced by foreign terrorists and other malign foreign influences.
  • Easing of COVID Restrictions Sparks New US Terror Warning VOA 14 May 2021 -- The easing of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic has U.S. counterterrorism officials holding their breath, worried an increasingly lax environment could make it easier for a variety of extremists to try to launch new attacks across the country.
  • Pipeline Reopens Completely As Biden Reaffirms Suspicions Of Russian Hackers' Involvement RFE/RL 14 May 2021 -- The owner of the largest fuel pipeline in the United States says it has restarted its entire pipeline system and begun delivering fuel again after a cyberattack that Washington said originated in Russia forced it offline and triggered worries about fuel supplies.
  • National Guard, partners to conduct ORCA 21 CBRNE exercise Army News 14 May 2021 -- Hundreds of National Guard Civil Support Team units from 11 states will participate in Exercise ORCA 2021 in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Seward with emergency responders and other Guard units.
  • In Cyber, Differentiating Between State Actors, Criminals Is a Blur DoD News 14 May 2021 -- Who's hacking the U.S.? It's not an easy question to answer, defense leaders told lawmakers, as determining if a malicious cyber attacker is a foreign government, a cyber criminal or a cyber criminal supported by a foreign government is never clear.

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