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Emergency Preparedness Plans Must Involve Preparation for All Disasters, Including Cyber

By Amanda Vicinanzo Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today Special to In Homeland Security In September 1989, South Carolina was wildly unprepared when Hurricane Hugo—a Category 4 storm with estimated winds of 135 miles per hour—hit South Carolina’s coast, claiming 49 lives, causing the equivalent of over $13 billion dollars in damage in 2014 dollars, […]

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Britain’s Theresa May: 40 Terror Plots Disrupted Since 2005 London Bombings

By Glynn Cosker
Editor, In Homeland Security

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May issued a stark warning Monday regarding possible terrorist threats to the United Kingdom, stating that authorities had already stymied around 40 terrorist plots since the London bombings of July 7, 2005, which killed 52 people.

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NATO Reasserts Ally Commitments to Defy Russian Aggression

By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security “All for one, one for all.” – NATO’s message to allies. This message comes after NATO has scrambled jets over 400 times in response to Russian incursions this year alone—a 50 percent increase from last year. NATO is learning something from these aerial maneuvers and […]

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The Wider Jihadist World War

By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security There is a much wider jihadist world war being raged outside the major flashpoints in Syria and Iraq by the enemy. Coordination an overall strategy against jihadist terrorism is required of a greater international counter-terrorism effort then presently, that uses more: information, diplomacy, intelligence and […]

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DARPA Funds Automated Software Development Tool

By Brett Daniel Shehadey Special Contributor for In Homeland Security Rice University is one of a small group of institutions receiving funding of $11 million by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in order to develop an auto-correct capability feature for programmers within four years. The program is called PLINY, named after Pliny the Elder, who was the […]

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