|Oct. 21, 2010|
Leadership Development Committee applications due Nov. 1
Don't miss your chance to help choose PRIMA's leadership! PRIMA's Leadership Development Committee interviews and selects candidates to be presented to the membership for election to fill open Board seats. PRIMA is now accepting applications to serve on this important committee. All committee members must be available to meet in PRIMA's office in Alexandria, Va., on March 11, and PRIMA will fund the travel expenses for this meeting. Submit your application by Nov. 1! Visit our website for more information and an application.More
Police call Pentagon shots 'random event'
Someone fired shots at the Pentagon early Tuesday in what security officials described as "a random event." No one was injured in the predawn incident in which shots were fired into two windows at the sprawling Defense Department just across the Potomac River in suburban Virginia.More
Homeland Security spies on your social network activity, but is that bad?
There is a point at which civil liberties can come in conflict with the protection of the nation. It's this nexus that essentially defines the American security challenge.More
Paul Coburn: Helping first responders communicate during disasters
The Washington Post
In the midst of major disasters — hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes or terrorist attacks — first responders' ability to rescue survivors and save lives can be severely impeded if important communications systems are disrupted or destroyed.More
Pilot tells TSA: 'No naked photos'
The Baltimore Sun
The pilot who refused to go through the new full body scan at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee is speaking out. Michael Roberts says he refused to go through, not because he's a pilot, but instead because he believes nobody should have to be subjected to "a virtual strip search."More
Salinas, Calif., reaches $2 million settlement in police shooting
San Jose Mercury News
The city of Salinas, Calif., has agreed to pay the family of a woman who was shot to death by police $2.1 million to settle a lawsuit. The City Council approved a $1.6 million payment for Maria Irma Dela Torre's mother, Maria Saldago, and a $525,000 payment for Dela Torre's husband, Jose Abarca.More
Malden, Mass., mayor promises security cameras to deter crime
The Boston Globe
In a second update to the Malden City Council in Massachusetts on the state of public safety, Mayor Richard C. Howard said that certain outdoor security cameras could be installed and running as soon as this month, with the full system to be completed before winter. The cameras are one piece among several that Howard discussed at the meeting, where Chief of Malden Police James J. Holland and Middlesex County Sheriff James V. DiPaola took questions.More
National Security Council declares cyber crime as a high priority risk
The National Security Council has released its security strategy that classifies cyber crime as one of the four highest priority risks. Titled 'A strong Britain in an age of uncertainty,' the 39-page document looks at and evaluates all levels of national defences. It claims that the four highest priority risks for the next five years include: 'international terrorism, cyber attack by other states and by organised crime and terrorists, international military crises and major accidents or natural hazards.'More