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The Homeland Security Resource Center was established in 2000 to promote awareness on a variety of international security and preparedness issues.

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Silicon Valley Power Station Sniper Attack

“The Wall Street Journal’s Rebecca Smith reports that a former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman is acknowledging for the first time that a group of snipers shot up a Silicon Valley substation for 19 minutes last year, knocking out 17 transformers before slipping away into th [...]


Obama faces resurgent al Qaeda in 2014

“President Obama and his national security team are facing a number of security threats in the New Year. From turmoil in Afghanistan to the growth of al Qaeda cells, defense and intelligence officials are grappling with a host of challenges. Here are the top five threats facing the nation in 2 [...]


Emergency Alert System May Go Commercial

“Federal emergency managers are considering replacing their current custom-built system for notifying the public about emergencies with a commercial alternative, contracting documents show. The custom-built system, known as the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System – Open Platform f [...]


Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Chief

“The Senate on Monday evening confirmed Jeh C. Johnson as President Obama’s secretary of homeland security. Mr. Johnson’s nomination was held up in the Senate fight over filibusters. In the end, however, his appointment was approved, 78 to 16, after the relaxed filibuster rules forced by t [...]


Radioactive Thefts and Dirty Bomb Threats

“The recent theft of a truckload of highly radioactive material in Mexico unearthed a series of panicked questions about the homeland security threat of dirty bombs. What are they, what can they do, who has them, and who could have them were questions the media found themselves mostly unprepar [...]


Police Issue Warning About Hostage Phone Scam

“Police have issued a warning about a scary phone scam after at least six people in central Pennsylvania have been targeted since the middle of last month. According to Shenango Township Police, authorities in the central part of state say the victims receive a phone call saying a relative has [...]


Intelligence officials make terrorism warning

“Top congressional intelligence officials say Americans are not as safe as they were a year or two ago. Lawmakers say despite the death of Osama bin Laden and attacks on al Qaeda’s top leadership, the U.S. has lost some ground in the battle of global terrorism.” Source:Intelligence [...]