Archive for June, 2011

How Japan’s data centers survived the earthquake

Smart construction and good planning allowed Japan's data centers to escape virtually unharmed from the massive earthquake that rocked the country in March, a Japanese data center executive said Thursday.

Tests Show Wireless Network Could Harm GPS Systems

Test results filed with federal regulators Thursday show that a proposed high-speed wireless broadband network being planned by a Virginia company called LightSquared could interfere with GPS systems used for everything from aviation to high-precision …

The United States And Spain Sign Agreement On Science And Technology Cooperation For Homeland Security Matters

MADRID – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation—sharing best practices to preven…

House hearings and ICS Cyber Security – lack of ICS expertise

Patrick Coyle wrote a blog on his Chemical Facility Security Blog on the House Homeland Security Committee hearing highlighting testimony of people opposed to the President’s cyber security plan. The attendees were: 
- Ms. Melissa Hathaway, Presiden…

Testimony of Assistant Director A.T. Smith, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service, before the House Committee on Financial Services, "Hacked Off: Helping Law Enforcement Protect Private Financial Information"

Testimony of Assistant Director A.T. Smith, Office of Investigations, U.S. Secret Service, before the House Committee on Financial Services, “Hacked Off: Helping Law Enforcement Protect Private Financial Information”

Disaster Dharma

This week the New Zealand Government announced that it will buy out more than 5,000 Christchurch homeowners affected by the February 22 earthquake that devastated the Southern Hemisphere city of 400,000 people. Many more are still awaiting assessments …

Statement by Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napolitano’s Upcoming Visit to Madrid and Vienna

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Madrid and Vienna on June 30-July 1 to meet with her international counterparts to discuss collaborative efforts between the United States and its partners to effectively share information …

Statement by Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napolitano’s Upcoming Visit to Madrid and Vienna

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Madrid and Vienna on June 30-July 1 to meet with her international counterparts to discuss collaborative efforts between the United States and its partners to effectively share information …

Testimony of Secretary Janet Napolitano, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, "The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2011"

Secretary Napolitano testified about how the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or “Dream Act,” would promote the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) security mission.

Testimony of Secretary Janet Napolitano, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, "The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2011"

Secretary Napolitano testified about how the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or “Dream Act,” would promote the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) security mission.