01 Feb 2014

Untangling the Web – NSA Guide to Internet Research

NSA Guide on Internet Research as released via FOIA request. Untangling the Web – NSA Guide to Internet Research

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01 Feb 2014

NIMS Intelligence/Investigations Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) represents a core set of doctrine, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes that enables effective, efficient, and collaborative incident management. The Incident Command System (ICS), as a component of NIMS, establishes a consistent operational framework that enables government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to

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01 Feb 2014

JASON Study on “rare events” aka Black Swans

JASON was asked by the Department of Defense (DoD) to conduct an evaluation of the nation’s ability to anticipate and assess the risk of rare events. “Rare events” specifically refers to catastrophic terrorist events, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction or other high-profile attacks, where there is

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01 Feb 2014

Field Manual 3-38, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities

FM 3-38, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities, provides overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting cyber electromagnetic activities (CEMA). This manual describes the importance of cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) to Army forces and provides the tactics and procedures commanders and staffs use in planning, integrating, and synchronizing CEMA. This manual

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01 Feb 2014

U.S State Department Updates Lebanon Travel Warning

“The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of current safety and security concerns.  U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks.  This supersedes the Travel Warning issued on October 9,

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01 Feb 2014

Hotel Franchise Firm White Lodging Investigates Breach

“White Lodging, a company that maintains hotel franchises under nationwide brands including Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin appears to have suffered a data breach that exposed credit and debit card information on thousands of guests throughout much of 2013, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.” Source:Hotel Franchise Firm White Lodging Investigates Breach —

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01 Feb 2014

Khartoum stops Red Cross activities in Sudan: ICRC spokesman

” Sudan’s government has suspended the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the country, the organization said on Saturday without giving details of the reasons. The Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), a government agency responsible for permitting, coordinating and monitoring the activities of aid organizations, told

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01 Feb 2014

Indonesia volcano kills at least 11, fears over more eruptions

“Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung volcano erupted and killed at least 11 people on the western island of Sumatra on Saturday, the first time it is known to have claimed any lives, a senior government official said.” Source: Indonesia volcano kills at least 11, fears over more eruptions | Reuters

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01 Feb 2014

Yemen’s Main Oil Pipeline Bombed, Crude Flow Stops

“Armed tribesmen bombed Yemen’s main oil pipeline on Saturday, halting crude flow to the country’s main export terminal less than a month after it was repaired, oil and local officials said. The attack occurred in the Serwah district in the central oil-producing province of Maarib, they said, and caused a

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01 Feb 2014

Israel’s Iron Dome shoots down rocket fired at Eilat

“Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Friday shot down a rocket fired at the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, an occasional target of militants in Egypt’s lawless Sinai peninsula. ‘The Iron Dome system intercepted a rocket fired at Eilat,’ an Israeli military spokeswoman said. ‘It was probably launched

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