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Orlando Paramedics Didn’t Go In To Save Pulse Victims; Here's Why

Orlando Paramedics Didn’t Go In To Save Pulse Victims; Here's Why | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
At the time of the Pulse nightclub shooting, a plan that the Orlando F.D. was working on to respond to mass shootings had sputtered.
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Fire/EMS has no problem rushing into the danger given the right equipment/training/protocols - policy and liability is the issue.  Fix that and the Rescue Task Force concept saves lives.
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Sick airplane passengers greeted by 'hidden network of protection'

Sick airplane passengers greeted by 'hidden network of protection' | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
When contagious disease symptoms present in the air, how do officials mobilize on the ground? What response mechanisms are in place? And how often are they activated?
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Lessons Learned from Averted Acts of School Violence - Campus Safety

Lessons Learned from Averted Acts of School Violence - Campus Safety | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
By submitting and reviewing ASV reports to the Police Foundation, you can better protect your own school or college, as well as help other campus safety professionals across the country to improve security.
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China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains

China to bar people with bad 'social credit' from planes, trains | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
China said it will begin applying its so-called social credit system to flights and trains and stop people who have committed misdeeds from taking such transport for up to a year.
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Florida school shooting: How was killer able to get around school security?

Florida school shooting: How was killer able to get around school security? | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High has fences, gates and emergency procedures to keep students safe, but a determined gunman found a way around them. He came when he knew the gates would be open and set off a fire alarm that would dismantle a safet
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Timeline - Homeland Security Digital Library

Timeline - Homeland Security Digital Library | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
TIMELINE OF HOMELAND SECURITY EVENTS AND MILESTONES
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After a year of historic natural disasters, what would happen to FEMA if the government shuts down?

After a year of historic natural disasters, what would happen to FEMA if the government shuts down? | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
FEMA could still respond to emergencies — but after a spate of hurricanes and wildfires, a shutdown could hamper the agency in other ways, former officials say.
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China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities

China uses facial recognition to monitor ethnic minorities | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
China is adding facial recognition to its overarching surveillance systems in Xinjiang, a Muslim-dominated region in the country's far west that critics claim is under abusive security controls. The geo-fencing tools alert authorities when targets venture beyond a designated 300-meter safe zone, according to an anonymous source who spoke to Bloomberg. Managed by a state-run defense contractor, the so-called "alert project" matches faces from surveillance camera footage to a watchlist of suspects. The pilot forms part of the company's efforts to thwart terrorist attacks by collecting the biometric data of millions of citizens (aged between 12 to 65), which is then linked to China's household registration ID cards. Beijing insists the strict security measures are necessary to tackle numerous incidents of violence and unrest, which it links to Islamic extremists. But activists, including Human Rights Watch, have condemned the policies as a "violation of international human rights norms." China has also been called out for restricting the religious freedoms of the region's 10 million ethnic Uyghurs, most of who are muslims, and for imposing travel restrictions on those belonging to the ethnic minority. China boasts the world's largest monitoring system, with roughly 170 million CCTV cameras across the country, with plans to install 400 million new ones over the next three years. It now plans to add facial recognition to the mix with the help of AI firms in a bid to understand the mound of video evidence, and track suspects and even predict crimes (Minority Report style). Bloomberg
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Hawaii Chaos: The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts

Hawaii Chaos: The Internet Broke Emergency Alerts | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
America’s emergency notification systems were first built for war, and then rebuilt for peace. A false alarm in Hawaii shows that they didn’t anticipate how media works in the smartphone era.
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U.S. Army Active Shooter Virtual Training Expands to Teachers

U.S. Army Active Shooter Virtual Training Expands to Teachers | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The program was created by the U.S. Army and the Department of Homeland Security and has been used by police officers and first responders.
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'Unleash Hell': New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make 'ember bombs'

'Unleash Hell': New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make 'ember bombs' | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The latest edition of the notorious terror magazine, 'Inspire', has seen Al Qaeda call upon its followers to unleash massive forest fires across the United States this summer.
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Not really a new idea, the Japanese had similar plans during WWII 
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Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn

Bird Flu Is Spreading in Asia, Experts (Quietly) Warn | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Dire predictions of a flu pandemic proved overblown in 2005 and 2009. Still, health officials are warning that the H7N9 virus, which can be lethal, is on the rise.
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Homeland Security wants to scan your face at the border

Homeland Security wants to scan your face at the border | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Maybe Apple has the right idea when it comes to the future of identification, with Face ID built into the new iPhone X. The Department of Homeland Securit
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Hurricane Maria's Effect On The Health Care Industry Is Threatening Lives Across The U.S.

Hurricane Maria's Effect On The Health Care Industry Is Threatening Lives Across The U.S. | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
It's been a year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, and Paul Seamann, a paramedic in West Virginia, still doesn't have enough IV saline bags. Seamann is director of operations for Jan-Care Ambulance Service, which serves 100 ambulances over 8,000 square miles of mostly rural communities. He's incredulous that bags of IV fluid are still so difficult to procure a year after Maria wiped out power and capabilitie
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'Preparing the battlefield': Hackers implant digital grenades in industrial networks

'Preparing the battlefield': Hackers implant digital grenades in industrial networks | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The United States pioneered the use of cyber weapons when it shattered Iran's nuclear centrifuges in 2010 but such devastating tools have spread and are now boomeranging to make industrial digital sabotage a growing concern to the United States. 
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The Austin bomber and our new age of open-source terrorism

The Austin bomber and our new age of open-source terrorism | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The Austin bombings are a chilling reminder that all online bombmaking tutorials posted by terroris
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Novichok nerve agent: What exactly is it?

Novichok chemicals, which are dispersed as ultra-fine powder, are reputed to be the most deadly nerve agents ever made.
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Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis

Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis | Homeland Security | Scoop.it

South Africa's police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday.

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Two IEDs detonate at Eagle Ridge Mall in Florida, no one injured

Two IEDs detonate at Eagle Ridge Mall in Florida, no one injured | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
The crudely made devices that ignited at a mall in Lake Wells didn't contain any metal or shrapnel that could be used projectiles, police said.
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Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers

Booby-trapped messaging apps used for spying: researchers | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
An espionage campaign using malware-infected messaging apps has been stealing smartphone data from activists, soldiers, lawyers, journalists and others in more than 20 countries, researchers said in a report Thursday.
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How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse

How Dirt Could Save Humanity From an Infectious Apocalypse | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
One chemist thinks he’s found a way for us to outrun the lethal juggernaut of antibiotic resistance.
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The chilling reason Walt Disney World got rid of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs at some hotels

The chilling reason Walt Disney World got rid of ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs at some hotels | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Hotels in Florida and Las Vegas are rethinking these age-old policies.
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Why Did the 1918 Flu Kill So Many Otherwise Healthy Young Adults?

Why Did the 1918 Flu Kill So Many Otherwise Healthy Young Adults? | Homeland Security | Scoop.it

Uncovering a World War I veteran's story provided a genealogist and pharmacologist with some clues
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NYPD to use secret weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' retrievers

NYPD to use secret weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'Vapor Wake' retrievers | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
Less than a month after the terrorist attack by an Islamic State sympathizer in lower Manhattan that killed eight, authorities in New York are doubling down with unprecedented security measures ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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It is only a secret weapon if you don't talk about it, of course - the point might be more about deterrence.  Vapor wake training is really not that new for K-9s since that is how all tracking and cadaver dogs operate.
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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer | Homeland Security | Scoop.it
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