From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Growing jihadist threat calls for new U.S. strategy to combat terrorism, according to Rand
Date: Thu Jun 19 12:21:34 MDT 2014
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June 19, 2014


Growing jihadist threat calls for new U.S. strategy to combat terrorism, according to Rand


There is a growing terrorist threat to the United States from a rising number of Salafi-jihadist groups overseas, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Since 2010, there has been a 58 percent increase in the number of jihadist groups, a doubling of jihadist fighters and a tripling of attacks by al Qaeda affiliates. The most significant threat to the United States, the report concludes, comes from terrorist groups operating in Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  More 

With an alleged ringleader now in U.S. custody, investigative scrutiny here on Capitol Hill is zooming in tighter on the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The outcome of this probe may even have an effect on who is ultimately selected as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.

What precautions could the government have taken that would have resulted in a different outcome? Security professionals will no doubt have 1,000 answers to that, but one of the interesting protective technologies I have been reviewing lately is Real Time Remote Asset Tracking.  More

Edgewood, MD-based Smiths Detection has won a contract with the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise to supply a range of conventional X-ray systems for scanning cargo at Bole International Airport in the capital, Addis Ababa.

The systems, which will start to be installed in July, include the HI-SCAN 6040i, HI-SCAN 9075 units for scanning freight, HI-SCAN 10080 EDX 2 for the automatic detection of explosives and the HI-SCAN 145180 for palletized cargo.  More 


Reston, VA-based ThreatTrack Security has announced the availability of ThreatSecure, a cybersecurity solution that integrates network-based defenses with endpoint security and delivers threat detection with closed-loop endpoint remediation.

ThreatSecure eases the complex task of defending against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), targeted attacks and Zero-day threats by detecting malware that others can't, automating the remediation of advanced malware threats, and simplifying the threat protection experience.  More    

San Carlos, CA-based MarkLogic Corporation, a provider of Enterprise NoSQL database platforms, has announced the availability of the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US). AWS GovCloud (US) is designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. AWS GovCloud (US) meets these stringent FedRAMP requirements and has received Provisional Authorization from the Department of Defense's Cloud Security Model.  More 


Blue Bell, PA-based Unisys Corporation has announced 12 models of its flagship ClearPath systems using an advanced fabric architecture based on industry-standard Intel Xeon family processors. The new systems provide ClearPath clients with greater power and flexibility for their mission-critical applications in a modern and highly secure environment.

Continuing the ongoing evolution of the ClearPath family to an open architecture based on Intel x86 processors, the new models outperform predecessor ClearPath models based on CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) processors.  More    

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