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November 1, 2013


Security Protocols Since 9/11 Must be Re-Examined


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September 16, 2013


D.C. Police Still Looking for Possible Suspect in Shooting


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August 5, 2013

Boston Herald

Terror Expert: Closing Shows Serious Threat

Jack Encarnacao

A former homeland security adviser said the U.S. State Department’s decision to extend the closure of embassies in the Muslim world through the end of the week speaks to the seriousness of terror threats made against American interests. [see full story]

May 21, 2013

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In Oklahoma, a Long Response and Recovery Process Begins

By Rob Margetta, CQ Staff

With at least 51 dead and more injured in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, the state has mobilized the National Guard and federal agencies are preparing to support rescue efforts as authorities on the scene search for victims of the tornado that ravaged the area Monday. [see full story]

May 17, 2013

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The Boston Bombings: A Wake-Up Call from our Complacency

By: Bradley C. Schreiber

The pendulum has swung back. After 12 years of success by our federal, state and local law enforcement and intelligence communities to thwart large scale attacks on the United States, our nation has, once again, been reminded that we continue to be terror target. With the horrific attacks in Boston, the public has been awakened from a disturbing trend toward complacency that had begun to threaten our national security efforts. [see full story]

May 13, 2013

Boston Herald

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva’s Texts Raised Red Flags

Erin Smith

Russian agents intercepted text messages showing Tamerlan Tsarnaev wanted to join up with militant jihadists, according to a new report — a revelation that could have put the Boston bomber under closer federal watch, experts say, if it was shared with U.S. officials. [see full story]

May 9, 2013

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Homeland Security After Boston


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May 1, 2013

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Feds Tackle 'Major Data Crunch' in Boston Investigation

By: Frank Konkel, Adam Mazmanian

One of the most challenging aspects of the large-scale investigation into the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings is crunching all the incoming data from digital cameras, video, phone calls, text messages, social media and other disparate sources. [see full story]

April 30, 2013

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Top US Intelligence Chief Launches Review of
Information Sharing Ahead of Boston Bombings

By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday his counterterrorism bureaucracy “did what it was supposed to be doing” before the Boston Marathon bombing as his top intelligence official began a review into whether sensitive information was adequately shared and whether the U.S. government could have disrupted the attack. [see full story]

April 26, 2013

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Boston Probe’s Big Data Use Hints at the Future

By: Frank Konkel

Less than 24 hours after two explosions killed three people and injured dozens more at the April 15 Boston Marathon, the Federal Bureau of Investigation had compiled 10 terabytes of data in hopes of finding needles in haystacks of information that might lead to the suspects. [see full story]