11 Oct 1999

Terrorism list updated by U.S.

More detail on the U.S. State Departments newly up-dated list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The organization headed by Osama bin Laden is added to the list. AP News, CNN

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11 Oct 1999

The Boom in bioterror funds

An article by US News and World Report concerning the billions of dollars flowing into the response to bioterrorism. The article suggests that the threat analysis justifying the funding may not be as credible as prior thought. US News

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11 Oct 1999

NY Times Story – Gaps in Biological Defenses

The NY Times has a story on the outbreak of West Nile virus in New York City. On an interesting note, Reuters reported over the weekend that the FBI was investigating the outbreak as a potential attempt at bioterrorism. NY Times Story

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08 Oct 1999

CIP Hearing Testimony Available

The testimony from the hearing before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information on “Critical Information Infrastructure Protection: the Threat is Real” is now available. Read the testimony

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08 Oct 1999

Critical Infrastructure Protection Funding in Budget Ammendment

GovExec.com is reporting that there is a budget item for Critical Infrastructure Protection and computer security in a $611 million mid-year fiscal 2000 budget ammendment. The total designated for CIP and security enhancements is $39 million with $8.4 million earmarked for the federal intrusion detection initiative known at FIDNET. Full

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08 Oct 1999

Three Bomb Blasts Hit Corsican Official Buildings

The Agence France Presse is reporting that three bombs have exploded at two Corsican Official buildings. The bombs are believed to be the work of hardline separatists.Full Story

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08 Oct 1999

Sixth Defendant Arrested In U.S. Embassy Bombings

Reuters is reporting that authorities have taken a sixth defendant into custody for involvement in the bombings against U.S. embassies in Africa. Further details regarding the arrest should be made available by authorities later this afternoon. Full Story

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08 Oct 1999

Oklahoma City Bombing Figure Rejailed For 12 Years

The man convicted of failing to warn police about the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people lost his bid Friday to reduce his original 12-year sentence, CBS radio reported. Fortier has spent four years in jail, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for failing to warn authorities that his friend

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08 Oct 1999

NIPC Cyber Threat Assessment

NIPC Director Mike Vatis provides the following Threat Assessment in which he states: Terrorists are known to use information technology and the Internet to formulate plans, raise funds, spread propaganda, and to communicate securely. For example, convicted terrorist Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the World Trade Center bombing, stored detailed

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08 Oct 1999

Albright Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations

A copy of the letter from the Secretary of State requesting that the following list of terrorist organizations be published in the Federal Register.

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