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  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Team Obama Exposes a CIA Station Chief

    05/29/2014 4:18:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    When George W. Bush was president, a week didn't go by when the press wasn't dismissing his intelligence and proclaiming his administration's incompetence. Over the weekend, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan. Someone on his staff demonstrated truly jaw-dropping incompetence by accidentally releasing to 6,000 journalists the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan as part of Obama's welcoming delegation. That is a death sentence, not just for the agent but for all those around him. Try to imagine the media firestorm this would have created had the transgression occurred during the W...
  • Behind the White House Leak of the CIA Agent’s Name Is a Real Story

    05/28/2014 9:45:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    independent sentinel ^ | May 27, 2014 | Sara Noble and Gary Spina
    According to the AP, a CIA agent’s name was leaked by the White House . The AP calls it an “embarrassing flub” even though it was a crime when an aide in the Bush administration leaked the name of part-time agent Valerie Plame. What’s given little attention in the story is the fact that the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story sent his copy to the White House to be checked for “accuracy.” ... First of all, any reporter worth his salt would not depend on the subject he’s reporting on to verify accuracy. That’s just crazy. He’d make...
  • Target says it declined to act on early alert of cyber breach

    03/13/2014 4:25:23 PM PDT · by John W · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2014 | Jim Finkle and Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Target Corp's security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year's massive data breach, but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday. "With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating whether if different judgments had been made the outcome may have been different," company spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement. The disclosure came after it was reported on Thursday that Target's security team in Bangalore had received alerts from a FireEye Inc security system on November 30 after the attack was launched and sent them to Target headquarters...
  • Target says hackers stole credentials from vendor

    01/29/2014 6:50:58 PM PST · by John W · 9 replies
    Target said Wednesday that the cyber criminals who breached its system used credentials they stole from one of the retailer's vendors. "The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor's credentials, which were used to access our system," Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement. She declined to elaborate on what type of credentials were taken from the vendor. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is investigating the hacking, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing, Holder said the department will seek not only to find the perpetrators of the breach but also...
  • Target Stores security breach just the tip of the iceberg

    01/12/2014 6:57:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Target has increased the estimate for the number of customers exposed in the massive hacking attack between Thanksgiving and December 14. It now appears at least 70 million consumers had their credit cards compromised. Also, Neiman-Marcus announced that they, too, were victims of a cyber attack over Christmas. And in an exclusive report, Reuters is saying that several other well known retailers were also hacked over the holidays. Neiman Marcus said an outside forensics firm discovered evidence on January 1 that indicated the retailer had been the victim of a cyber attack. It disclosed the breach nine days later, after...
  • House Dems break ranks with the WH on ObamaCare vote [WH worried will discourage sign-ups]

    01/10/2014 11:49:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Pete Kasperowicz
    Dozens of House Democrats broke ranks with President Obama on Friday to support legislation that would require people to be notified of security breaches under ObamaCare. The House passed the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, H.R. 3811, in a 291-122 vote. Sixty-seven Democrats voted for the bill, ignoring arguments from party leaders that the bill was a "messaging" vote meant to discourage people from signing up for insurance. The one-sentence bill says that no later than two business days after any security breach on an ObamaCare site is discovered, "the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall provide notice...
  • 49,000 NC Medicaid Cards Mailed To Wrong Addresses

    01/05/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials said Friday that they had inadvertently disclosed the personal information of tens of thousands of children receiving Medicaid coverage, but were tight-lipped about precisely what caused the massive privacy breach. The state Department of Health and Human Services issued a written release saying that new Medicaid cards for nearly 49,000 children were mailed on Dec. 30 to the wrong people. The information on the cards includes the children’s names, Medicaid identification numbers, dates of birth and the names of their primary care doctors — personal medical data that is supposed to be...
  • Vice President Biden accidentally shows press the cover of codeword-classified document

    10/01/2013 12:57:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    Biden appeared Monday to have absent-mindedly stood in front of reporters revealing the cover of a codeword-classified document. ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office for a talk about Iran and Syria
  • The Real Navy Yard Scandal

    09/20/2013 3:29:45 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 15 replies
    NRO ^ | September 19,2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    <p>In the liberal remake of Casablanca, the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to “round up the usual weapons.”</p> <p>It’s always the weapon and never the shooter. Twelve people are murdered in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, and before sundown Senator Dianne Feinstein has called for yet another debate on gun violence. Major opprobrium is heaped on the AR-15, the semiautomatic used in the Newtown massacre. Turns out no AR-15 was used at the Navy Yard. And the shotgun that was used was obtained legally in Virginia after the buyer, Aaron Alexis, had passed both a state and federal background check.</p>
  • Navy Yard shootings expose a flawed security clearance system

    09/18/2013 5:22:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 September 2013 | Rowan Scarborough and Shaun Waterman
    The government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a “secret” security clearance has been beset by problems. A “secret” clearance requires a far less intrusive investigation into a person’s background than that for a “top secret” or higher security designation. The Government Accountability Office notes that it costs the government $4,000 to conduct a background check for a top-secret clearance, but only $260 for a secret clearance. In 2012, the GAO reported that the Defense Department and other agencies “will continue to risk making security clearance determinations that are inconsistent or at improper levels” because of there...
  • Marine Recruit Darts Across San Diego Airport Runway

    01/17/2013 4:12:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 | R. Stickney
    Suspect had reported to nearby MCRD just three days earlierSource: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Man-Darts-Across-San-Diego-Airport-Runway-187287931.html#ixzz2IHTSRRCm A U.S. Marine recruit faces felony and misdemeanor chargers for jumping over two barbed-wire fences and running on the tarmac of San Diego’s airport. San Diego harbor police got word from the Lindbergh Tower that a man had run on the tarmac by Gate 6 in Terminal 1 at 6:20 a.m. Thursday. He attempted to hide in a service vehicle that belongs to the janitorial department. "He had quite a few cuts on him and at the time that we found him he had actually taken his pants off...
  • Petraeus: I did not pass classified info

    11/15/2012 7:55:31 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN) -- David Petraeus' resignation was not linked to the September attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and he never passed classified information to the woman he was having an affair with, the former CIA director told an HLN journalist. Petraeus, in conversations with HLN's Kyra Phillips, confirmed to her what his supporters have been saying about ongoing scandal. "In our first conversation," Phillips said Thursday, Petraeus "had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he...
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 6:33:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Mark Hosenball
    (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly.
  • Petraeus mistress had substantial classified data on computer: sources

    11/14/2012 5:56:14 PM PST · by Arthurio · 68 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A computer used by Paula Broadwell, the woman whose affair with CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation, contained substantial classified information that should have been stored under more secure conditions, law enforcement and national security officials said on Wednesday. The contents and amount of the classified material - and questions about how Broadwell got it - are significant enough to warrant a continuing investigation, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to comment publicly. The details about material held by Broadwell, a reserve officer in military intelligence, emerged...
  • Rep. King calls Petraeus affair a ‘crisis’ of ‘major proportions’

    11/12/2012 10:49:07 AM PST · by Arthurio · 24 replies
    By Meghashyam Mali - 11/12/12 08:12 AM ET House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) on Monday said he found the FBI investigation that uncovered former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair a “crisis” of “major proportions.” “This is a crisis of, I believe, major proportions. It’s not a usual political thing,” said King on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” King’s remarks come as lawmakers have raised questions about why they or President Obama were not informed sooner that the nation’s top intelligence officer was being investigated by the FBI.
  • Criminal Negligence: Benghazi Gave 1-Month Warning

    11/01/2012 3:47:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 1, 2012
    Scandal: A month before the terrorist attack, the State Department was warned Benghazi couldn't protect itself and was surrounded by Islamist militia and al-Qaida camps. It was 3 a.m. and the administration pressed "snooze." When the U.S. mission in Benghazi called an Aug. 15 emergency meeting, it wasn't to discuss an obscure Internet video. It was to discuss the lack of security for a consulate surrounded by at least 10 terrorist camps. An Aug. 16 cable to the office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and obtained by Fox News reported that the State Department's senior security officer "expressed concerns...
  • Silent Running: Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for weeks...

    08/14/2012 7:03:19 AM PDT · by bt_dooftlook · 103 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/14/2012 | Bill Gertz
    A Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine armed with long-range cruise missiles operated undetected in the Gulf of Mexico for several weeks and its travel in strategic U.S. waters was only confirmed after it left the region, the Washington Free Beacon has learned. It is only the second time since 2009 that a Russian attack submarine has patrolled so close to U.S. shores. The stealth underwater incursion in the Gulf took place at the same time Russian strategic bombers made incursions into restricted U.S. airspace near Alaska and California in June and July, and highlights a growing military assertiveness by Moscow. The...
  • Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago

    08/13/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Wire Update ^ | Sunday, August 12th, 2012 at 5:06 pm
    Fighter jet intercepts small planes during Obama’s visit to Chicago By BNO News CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- An F-16 fighter jet intercepted two small planes Saturday after they entered airspace which has been temporarily closed for a visit by President Barack Obama, officials said on Sunday, less than a week after a similar incident in the New York area. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said the two separate incidents happened in the Chicago area at approximately 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT), just a few hours after Air Force One landed at O'Hare International...
  • Olympic ceremony gatecrasher was an Indian student who claims she was told to lead out her nation

    08/01/2012 8:11:32 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 29 July 2012 | Richard Alleyne, Rob Crilly and Jacquelin Magnay
    But Sebastian Coe, the London 2012 chairman, played down the incident and said she would have had to have gone through strict security checks to get into the stadium. "She should not have been in the opening ceremony but don't run away with the idea that she sort of walk in off the street to be able to do that, she hadn't," he said.
  • Feinstein backtracks on statement that White House leaked secrets

    07/24/2012 1:42:21 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/24/12 02:40 PM ET | Jeremy Herb
    Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) backtracked from her comments Monday that the White House was responsible for some of the national security leaks, saying she did not know the source of the leaks. “I stated that I did not believe the president leaked classified information,” Feinstein said in the statement on Tuesday. “I shouldn’t have speculated beyond that, because the fact of the matter is I don’t know the source of the leaks.” Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney seized on Feinstein’s remarks in a speech at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday, accusing President Obama of not...
  • Feinstein suggests some in White House leaked info

    07/23/2012 5:55:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 23, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Monday that the White House appears to be responsible for some leaks of classified information. "I think the White House has to understand that some of this is coming from their ranks," Sen. Dianne Feinstein told a World Affairs Council forum.
  • U.S. lawmakers probe China telecoms for ties, contracts (security threats)

    06/13/2012 7:31:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:03pm EDT | Jim Wolf
    U.S. lawmakers are pressing two top Chinese technology companies to disclose their inner workings in a probe into security threats to U.S. telecommunications. Closely held Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and ZTE Corp. were asked Tuesday by letter to document, among other things, their interactions with the Chinese Communist Party and advice given to them by five consultancies, including International Business Machines Corp, Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). ZTE also was asked about its business in Iran. The investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee reflects fears that booby-trapped technology could be supplied knowingly or unknowingly by the companies, which...
  • John McCain: Security leaks coming from ‘highest levels’ of White House

    06/06/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/2012 | By Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over the disclosure of classified intelligence operations, leaks he said came from the “highest levels” at the White House. “This is the most highly classified information and it’s now been leaked by the administration at the highest levels at the White House and that’s not acceptable,” McCain said on CBS "This Morning." On Tuesday, McCain said the Senate Armed Services Committee would hold hearings about leaks detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program and called for a special counsel to investigate the matter. A report last week in The...
  • Whoever Leaked the Underwear Bomber Story Ought to Be Nervous [damaging for undercover agents]

    The heat is on a U.S. official responsible for leaking details of al Qaeda's disrupted bomb plot to the Associated Press. On the Sunday talk shows, high-ranking officials in both chambers of Congress across both parties called for investigations and the prosecution of the man or woman who leaked details about the infiltration of al Qaeda's Yemen branch. Unlike previous situations, where government crackdowns on leakers has been criticized, this is appears to be a fairly clear-cut case of improper leaking. The mission, which resulted in the recovery of a sophisticated underwear bomb, was leaked to the AP before it...
  • Prostitute scandal posed no risk to Obama: Napolitano

    04/25/2012 12:17:36 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 25, 2012 | Tabassum Zakaria and Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's safety was not jeopardized by the actions of Secret Service agents who brought prostitutes back to a Colombia hotel on the eve of his arrival, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano assured a Senate committee Wednesday. "There was no risk to the president," she told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in the first public questioning of an administration official since the scandal broke as Obama prepared to visit Cartagena for a summit. Napolitano said that a review of Secret Service records showed no similar episodes of misconduct that might have warned of brewing problems at...
  • Secret Service Agents: We Were Too Drunk To Have Sex

    04/25/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Last night, President Obama appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s unwatchable late-night show – a show most notable for Fallon’s almost-incredible inability to keep a straight face while telling the world’s least funny jokes – to discuss the Secret Service prostitution scandal. “The Secret Service, these guys are incredible,” Obama said. “They protect me, they protect our girls. A couple of knuckleheads shouldn’t detract from what they do. What they were thinking, I don’t know. That’s why they’re not there anymore.” But the Secret Service agents in question don’t need Obama’s help in their defense.
  • REPORT: The Secret Service Agents Were Too Drunk To Get It On With The Colombian Prostitutes

    More details are starting to emerge about the 'wild night' of partying in Cartagena, Colombia that has engulfed the Secret Service in a growing prostitution scandal. The Washington Post reports today that some of the men involved are arguing that they did know the women that they brought back to their hotel were prostitutes. Moreover, some of the agents have reportedly said they did not have sex with the prostitutes because they "were so drunk that they fell asleep immediately after bringing the women to their rooms." Twelve agents were implicated in the scandal, although one has since been cleared...
  • Secret Service apprehends White House fence jumper

    08/02/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 2, 9:43 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A homeless man was in custody Tuesday night after climbing over the White House fence, the Secret Service said. The man was immediately captured by uniformed Secret Service agents, who guard the complex around the clock, said agency spokesman Ed Donovan. He had a backpack that Donovan said was being examined for possible explosive material. The suspect, identified as James Dirk Crudup, 41, was being transferred to District of Columbia police for processing. He faces charges of unlawful entry and contempt of court for violating an order to stay away from the White House, Donovan said. A...
  • White House in Lockdown After Man Hops Fence

    08/02/2011 5:34:08 PM PDT · by LA Woman3 · 98 replies
    Headline only.....
  • With WaPo Approval, Illegal Alien Reporter Used Fake ID to Report From White House

    06/22/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 106 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Kristinn
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitizer prize winning reporter who has worked for the Washington Post and Huffington Post, has revealed that he is an illegal alien in a coordinated media push with the New York Times and ABC News seeking amnesty for illegal aliens like him.Vargas also revealed that he breached White House security by using a fake ID, including when he covered a state dinner. And that a superior at the Washington Post knew and approved of his actions.Vargas made the revelations in an article he authored published in the upcoming New York Times Sunday Magazine.Vargas writes that at...
  • P.J. Crowley resigns over Manning remark

    03/13/2011 4:40:52 PM PDT · by keat · 13 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 3/13/11 | Mike Allen & Josh Gerstein
    State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned after publicly crossing swords with the Pentagon over the treatment of an Army soldier accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of classified military reports and sensitive diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks. The chain of events that led to Crowley’s exit was set in motion Thursday when Crowley appeared at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology seminar and called the Pentagon’s handling of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is detained at the brig at Quantico, “ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid.” Crowley’s public criticism angered some at the Pentagon and others across the administration because it put him...
  • 'Pentagon's computer network was breached by foreign power' (most serious breach ever)

    08/25/2010 8:55:41 PM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/26/2010
    A foreign spy agency pulled off the most serious breach of Pentagon computer networks ever by inserting a flash drive into a U.S. military laptop, a top defense official said Wednesday.
  • Akin Urges Full Investigation of John Adams Project and Alleged Outing of CIA Agents

    05/11/2010 6:59:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Michigan News ^ | 5/11/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON—Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), ranking member of the House Armed Services Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee today, sent a letter cosigned by 47 colleagues to President Obama urging a full and thorough investigation of the ACLU’s John Adams project which may have intentionally revealed the identity of covert CIA operatives to members of Al Qaeda currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The following is the list of cosigners on the letter to President Obama regarding the alleged outing of covert CIA agents by ACLU’s John Adam’s project: Todd Akin (R-MO), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn...
  • Scandal Leads to Desiree Rogers' Resignation

    02/26/2010 1:38:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies · 1,128+ views
    observer.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Reid Pillifant
    This ought to make Republicans, particularly New York Congressman Pete King, happy. Mr. King, who's the ranking Republican on the Homeland Security Committee, has been trying for months to call Ms. Rogers before the committee, but the White House hasn't made her available, and naturally, Democrats have been reluctant to issue her a subpoena. Mr. King even sent her a letter with 15 questions. "I take this very seriously," he told Good Morning America. Why all the seriousness about a White House party? "[The Gatecrashers] could have been terrorists, they could have been psychopaths, they could have attacked the president,...
  • Man infatuated with U.S. VP breaches 2010 security

    02/17/2010 2:53:45 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 36 replies · 874+ views
    CTV News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Rob Brown
    A mentally ill man with a homemade security pass was able to get within metres of U.S. Vice President during a security breach at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, CTV News has learned. As dozens of police held back thousands of protestors outside of BC Place in Vancouver, a 48-year-old British Columbia man slipped past several layers of security inside the venue, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, the head of the 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU). Mercer said the man's target was clear. "He had an infatuation with the US Vice President." Biden was seated...
  • Man arrested after Detroit airport security breach

    02/08/2010 1:38:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,328+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    ROMULUS, Mich. – A portion of a terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport was evacuated Monday after a man walked through a passenger screening checkpoint and refused to obey security officers, officials said. The passenger failed to stop about 7:45 a.m. at the McNamara Terminal, the Transportation Security Administration said. The man was arrested by airport police and was being questioned, airport spokesman Mike Conway said. "The Transportation Security Administration asked him to stop and he didn't comply," Conway said. TSA workers activated an alarm and called police. Security doors were lowered at the portion of the terminal between the security...
  • Security scare closes airport concourse: DRY RUN FOR ISLAM??

    02/09/2010 2:56:35 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 64 replies · 4,726+ views
    UPI ^ | Feb 8, 2010 | UPI
    DETROIT, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Part of a Detroit airport terminal was shut down Monday after an Arabic man ignored instructions from security guards, police said.
  • Munich Airport Reopens After Security Breach

    01/20/2010 4:15:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 322+ views
    (REUTERS) via RTBNEWS.RTB.GOV.BN ^ | 2010-01-21 08:03:00 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Munich international airport was re-opened on Wednesday after a three-hour shut down caused when a passenger left the security check even though his laptop computer set off an explosives detector, police said. About 1,200 police did not find the man in their search of the terminal, which was shut down and completely evacuated. "
  • JFK terminal being evacuated after security breach

    01/16/2010 2:09:48 PM PST · by decimon · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2010 | Unknown
    NEW YORK – A terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport was evacuated Saturday after a security breach, officials said. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman said travelers at Kennedy's Terminal 8 were asked to leave so they could be re-screened. He didn't describe the breach. Terminal 8 handles both domestic and international flights for American Airlines.
  • Former CIA Head to Investigate US Security Breaches

    01/09/2010 9:11:06 AM PST · by La Lydia · 7 replies · 428+ views
    Voice of America ^ | January 9, 2010
    A former director of the CIA has been chosen to uncover how the U.S. failed to prevent the Christmas Day bombing attempt on a passenger plane, and the Fort Hood Army base shooting. National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair said in a statement Friday John McLaughlin is "especially well-qualified" for the task... McLaughlin was the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency for four years, including during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was also briefly the acting director of the CIA in 2004. He will head a team of national security experts to investigate the series of events that...
  • Cops nail Newark scare guy

    01/09/2010 5:57:14 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 27 replies · 1,387+ views
    NY Post ^ | PHILIP MESSING
    Buss-ted! Cops have caught the notorious kissing bandit who caused a major security scare at Newark Airport Sunday when he strolled through a checkpoint the wrong way to give his girlfriend a smooch goodbye, sources said. Haisong Jiang, a 28-year-old Rutgers bio-medical research grad student, brought the busy airport to a standstill and sparked a weeklong manhunt, sources said. The stunning breach was missed by TSA guard Ruben Hernandez, who left his post, but was called a "model employee" by a union official. After scouring images of license plates at the airport parking lot and matching them to passenger lists,...
  • Krauthammer: Obama Security Breach Speech ‘Appalling’

    01/08/2010 3:22:17 PM PST · by Painesright · 21 replies · 1,698+ views
    Breitbart.tv ^ | 01/08/2010 | Breitbart.tv/Fox News
    "I thought it was rather appalling. I found it mind-numbingly bureaucratic, flat, bloodless." http://www.breitbart.tv/krauthammer-obama-security-breach-speech-appalling/
  • TSA Allegedly Waited 80 Minutes Before Reporting Breach at N.J. Airport

    01/05/2010 11:22:55 AM PST · by Eroteme · 19 replies · 791+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/10 | staff and AP wire
    NEWARK, N.J. — The Transportation Security Administration waited more than an hour to alert law enforcement about a security breach at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport on Sunday, MyFoxNY.com reported. [snip] The TSA said they needed time to investigate the traveler's claims before they could request a shutdown of the terminal, which required several calls up the chain of command and viewing surveillance tape, according to the station.
  • Exclusive: TSA agent's notebook discovered in public place

    01/04/2010 6:29:39 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 10 replies · 891+ views
    Flight Global Blogs/Runway Girl ^ | 4 Jan 2010 | Mary Kirby
    What would you say if I told you that one of the federal agents who ventured to travel writer Steven Frischling's house to issue a subpoena and search his electronic equipment for the source of the agency's leaked security directive (SD) also happened to leave his notebook lying in a public place? Would you define such a misstep as complete ineptitude? Would you wonder how the agency protects the information it gleans from other - more important - investigations (you know, ones involving threats against our nation)? A source with knowledge of the situation tells me that one of the...
  • Secret Service Says a Third Gate-Crasher Entered State Dinner [Better and better]

    01/04/2010 2:59:39 PM PST · by upchuck · 9 replies · 385+ views
    Fox News | Jan 4, 2010
    The Salahis weren't the only gate-crashers living it up at the White House state dinner last November. The Secret Service revealed Monday that a third individual who was not on the guest list made it into the dinner, though the agency says the individual went through security screening and did not appear to have any interaction with President Obama. The Secret Service, which did not name the individual, said the information about the third party-crasher came out in the course of the investigation into the breach at the Nov. 24 dinner honoring India's prime minister. The Secret Service said in...
  • Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach

    **Brennan just appointed counter terrorism czar.** (This same individual that helped engineer the 'disappearance' of Obama's passport file ??) Newsmax: Obama's Passport File Breached, 'Cauterized' Obama's Intelligence Adviser Involved in Security Breach Monday, 12 Jan 2009 Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, heads a firm that was cited in March for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July. The security breach, first reported by the Washington Times and later confirmed by State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, involved a contract employee of Brennan’s firm,...
  • White House Grants Ethics Waiver To John Brennan

    01/03/2010 11:22:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 8 replies · 521+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 30 2009 | Marc Ambinder
    President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, will lead the White House review of intelligence community information practices and aviation security, even though he was CEO of the private company the government used to help manage a key terrorism database before he joined the administration. In response to questions about Brennan's potential conflict of interest, White House ethics counsel Norm Eisen has issued a waiver for Brennan, official said. Before he served as CEO of The Analysis Corporation, or TAC, Brennan was the interim director of the first incarnation of the National Counterterrorism Center. In that position, he oversaw...
  • Newark Liberty Airport Reportedly in Lockdown Over Security Breach

    01/03/2010 5:38:02 PM PST · by tsmith130 · 147 replies · 9,452+ views
    Fox Breaking News and via E-mail ^ | January 03, 2010 | Fox News
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    01/03/2010 4:52:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 3,267+ views
    Twitter - Breaking News ^ | January 3, 2009 | n/a
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