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Senate fails to extend terrorism risk insurance program heavily supported by business

That means the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, which provides a federal backstop for insurance coverage, if losses from such attacks exceed a certain threshold will expire Dec. 31.

Former DHS special agent sentenced to 3 years for obstructing probe, falsifying records

A former agent within the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general was sentenced Dec. 15 to more than three years in prison for impeding an internal investigation and falsifying records in the Texas field office.

US cities could see more power disruptions from major storms in future, new research shows

Johns Hopkins University researchers looked at historic hurricane records along with a dozen plausible scenarios in which climate change could affect the intensity, frequency and location of future storms to determine which of 27 cities would be most vulnerable to power outages.

GAO: FEMA overspent 'hundreds of millions of dollars' in administrative costs during disasters

The agency is not requiring that established targets for reducing administrative costs during disasters be met, congressional investigators said in Dec. 17 report.

Infrastructure protection, resource competition among Arctic warming concerns, says State's Papp

A warmer Arctic is changing the region and pushing new issues forward, including critical infrastructure protection and claims on future resources, said Ret. Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp at a recent congressional hearing.

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The Defense Department has Ft. Meade in Maryland for it's National Security Agency and U.S. Cybercommand, and soon the civilian side of the federal government will have its own cyber headquarters as well, thanks to an appropriation included in the spending bill President Obama signed into law Dec. 16.

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will host a one-day conference Jan. 21 to provide information about an upcoming solicitation to develop the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment, or CAUSE, program.