From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Senate report critical of former acting DHS Inspector General
Date: Fri Apr 25 13:50:48 MDT 2014
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April 25, 2014 

Former Acting and Deputy DHS Inspector General Charles K. Edwards acted improperly in his position, according to a new report by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight. Edwards "jeopardized the independence of the Office of Inspector General and ... abused agency resources," it said. The report stems from an investigation, led by Senators Claire McCaskill, D-MO and Ron Johnson, R-WI, that began in early 2013. More 



About 58 percent of cyber security incidents in the public sector were caused by employees, according to this year's annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. About 34 percent were caused by employee accidents in handling data and about 24 percent by unapproved or malicious data use. Data handling errors could include emailing documents to the wrong person or forgetting to redact certain parts of a document, for example. More    

Three up-and-coming leaders in various fields of law enforcement have been selected by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP), based in Springfield, IL, as "Rising Shields of Law Enforcement" for their leadership in advancing the field. Sgt. Scott Eisenmenger (Buffalo Grove Police Department), Corrections Officer Dante Brown (Lake County Sheriff's Office), and Master Sergeant Margaret McGreal (Illinois State Police, District Chicago) were selected for the awards from among 19 nominees representing large, small, and medium sized local police departments, State agencies, universities, and colleges. More 


Ninety-seven percent of 9-1-1 dispatch centers have been unable to locate a wireless call in the last year, survey says


According to a survey from the Find Me 911 Coalition, 97% of 9-1-1 dispatch centers have been unable to locate a wireless call in the last year. The Find Me 911 Coalition, an organization focused on improving emergency communications for first responders, surveyed 1,014 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the U.S.




Portland, OR-based Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced expanded detection for Heartbleed, the OpenSSL vulnerability.

"The initial response to Heartbleed has been focused on external scans and Web servers," said Lamar Bailey, director of Tripwire's Vulnerability and Exposure Research team. More 

The U.S. Fire Administration will participate in National Arson Week May 4-10 to increase public awareness of the dangers of arson and to discuss collaboration amongst emergency response efforts. The theme of the program is "Vehicle Arson - A Combustible Crime."

According to figures from the U.S. Fire Administration, 14% of all fires were vehicle fires and 7% of that amount were incidents of vehicular arson. Another figure from the FBI revealed that 14,737 vehicle arsons occurred between 2003 and 2012. More


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