(U//FOUO) Missouri Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan 2012-2014

This TEPW provided participants the opportunity to exchange information about upcoming state-level training and exercises. Primarily, however, the workshop was a venue for state representatives to review, validate, and prioritize the state’s target capabilities that would be the focus of the state’s exercises and training in 2011-14. There were thirty-three participants in attendance at the TEPW, representing thirteen State agencies, three regions within the state, one local agency, the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC), the St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS), the Missouri Emergency Response Commission (MERC), the Missouri National Guard (MONG), and FEMA Region VII. The group developed for publication the Missouri Multi-Year Training and Exercise Plan (MYTEP) for 2012-2014.

Iran Says “Inspire Magazine” is Written by the CIA

The shadowy al-Qaeda group has reportedly criticized Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for spreading “conspiracy theories” about 9/11 attacks, casting doubt on the alleged role of the terrorist group in the incidents. An article published in the latest issue of al-Qaeda’s English-language magazine Inspire criticized President Ahmadinejad’s UN remarks over the September 11 attacks as “ridiculous,” Western media report. During his address to the UN General Assembly on September 22, President Ahmadinejad said the US government was involved in the 9/11 attacks or allowed them to happen to find an excuse to wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The article insisted that President Ahmadinejad’s remarks that the 9/11 attacks were actually carried by the US “stands in the face of all logic and evidence.” This comes as reports released by al-Qaeda are usually believed to be produced by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

(U//FOUO) Vermont Fusion Center Improvised Chemical Pressure Bomb Warning

An improvised chemical pressure bomb is a device that’s charge comes from a gaseous chemical reaction or phase change (such as when liquid changes to gas) in a confined area; the resulting buildup causes the container to rupture violently. There are several types of improvised chemical pressure bombs that can be constructed from easy to acquire materials.

South Florida Immigration and Customs Enforcment Chief Arrested for Child Pornography

The South Florida head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a federal indictment accusing him of child-porn offenses on his computer, including transporting and receiving images of minors “engaging in sexually explicit conduct,” according to the Justice Department. Anthony V. Mangione, 50, of Parkland, was also charged with possessing messages stored on his computer that contained “additional images” of child porn during the same period of the alleged offenses between March and September of last year. Mangione, arrested Tuesday, showed no emotion at his federal court appearance in West Palm Beach.

Philadelphia Man Dies After Being Pepper-Sprayed

A suspect has died while in police custody after SEPTA police chased him, got in a scuffle and used pepper spray. The victim’s fiancee spoke exclusively to fox 29’s Dave Schratwieser on Monday about the incident. Police said the incident started with a report of a copper wire theft in progress at a SEPTA repair yard in Logan section of Philadelphia on Friday night. It ends at Einstein Hospital with Willie McCray, the 48 year old suspect, dead in the back of a septa police wagon.

NTSB PG&E San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Accident Report September 2011

On September 9, 2010, about 6:11 p.m. Pacific daylight time, a 30-inch-diameter segment of an intrastate natural gas transmission pipeline known as Line 132, owned and operated by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, California. The rupture occurred at mile point 39.28 of Line 132, at the intersection of Earl Avenue and Glenview Drive. The rupture produced a crater about 72 feet long by 26 feet wide. The section of pipe that ruptured, which was about 28 feet long and weighed about 3,000 pounds, was found 100 feet south of the crater. PG&E estimated that 47.6 million standard cubic feet of natural gas was released. The released natural gas ignited, resulting in a fire that destroyed 38 homes and damaged 70. Eight people were killed, many were injured, and many more were evacuated from the area.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Sentiment Analysis and Social Media Monitoring Proposal

Federal Reserve Bank of New York (“FRBNY”) is extending to suppliers an invitation to participate in an Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution RFP bid process. The intent is to establish a fair and equitable partnership with a market leader who will who gather data from various social media outlets and news sources and provide applicable reporting to FRBNY. This Request for Proposal (“RFP”) was created in an effort to support FRBNY’s Social Media Listening Platforms initiative.

The Department of Homeland Security’s New HQ is an Abandoned Insane Asylum

Five miles southeast of the gleaming Capitol dome, on a scenic bluff overlooking the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, the future office of the secretary of Homeland Security sits boarded up and abandoned. Four years ago, U.S. officials announced plans to renovate the dilapidated, castle-like structure —opened in 1855 as the Government Hospital for the Insane — to anchor Washington’s largest construction project since the Pentagon was built 70 years ago. The goal was to unite on a single campus the 22 agencies that were stitched together to form the Department of Homeland Security after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But the $3.4-billion headquarters project stalled as Congress tried to cut the federal deficit. Lawmakers debated this month whether the nation could afford such a massive home-improvement project, and the House has voted to eliminate the funding in next year’s budget.

Pakistan Interior Minister Says CIA Created Haqqani Network

Federal Minister for Interior A Rehman Malik on Sunday said that CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) of the United States not Pakistan created the Haqqani network and trained its members.Talking to media-persons at a ceremony held to laud the Islamabad police over the recovery of a huge cache of weapons, the Interior Minister said that the Haqqani network was present in Afghanistan and those claimimg otherwise should give the evidence of its presence in Pakistan.“We will fight the terrorists as our forces are capable of handling them and countering any challenge,” the minister said and added that it was evident from combating militants in Swat and other troubled areas that the law enforcement agencies were making sincere efforts to root out the menace of terrorism.

Mahmoud Abbas Speech to the U.N. General Assembly Transcript September 23, 2011

It is no longer possible to redress the issue of the blockage of the horizon of the peace talks with the same means and methods that have been repeatedly tried and proven unsuccessful over the past years. The crisis is far too deep to be neglected, and what is more dangerous are attempts to simply circumvent it or postpone its explosion. It is neither possible, nor practical, nor acceptable to return to conducting business as usual, as if everything is fine. It is futile to go into negotiations without clear parameters and in the absence of credibility and a specific timetable. Negotiations will be meaningless as long as the occupation army on the ground continues to entrench its occupation, instead of rolling it back, and continues to change the demography of our country in order to create a new basis on which to alter the borders.

Boeing “Project Gemini” South Carolina 787 Factory Anti-Union Presentation

A presentation entered into evidence in a National Labor Relations Board lawsuit by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) against Boeing over the location of a new factory for constructing 787 Dreamliners in South Carolina. The presentation shows that Boeing determined a South Carolina location to be less profitable and more likely to fail, yet the company ultimately decided to locate the facility there to avoid unions and, according to IAM, to punish unions for past disagreements.

Harris Corporation’s “StingRay” Used by FBI for Warrantless Mobile Phone Tracking

For more than a year, federal authorities pursued a man they called simply “the Hacker.” Only after using a little known cellphone-tracking device—a stingray—were they able to zero in on a California home and make the arrest. Stingrays are designed to locate a mobile phone even when it’s not being used to make a call. The Federal Bureau of Investigation considers the devices to be so critical that it has a policy of deleting the data gathered in their use, mainly to keep suspects in the dark about their capabilities, an FBI official told The Wall Street Journal in response to inquiries. A stingray’s role in nabbing the alleged “Hacker”—Daniel David Rigmaiden—is shaping up as a possible test of the legal standards for using these devices in investigations. The FBI says it obtains appropriate court approval to use the device.

Occupy Wall Street Photos September 2011

Dan Nguyen – http://www.flickr.com/photos/zokuga/
Collin David Anderson – http://www.flickr.com/photos/collina/
Paul Weiskel – http://www.flickr.com/photos/31167233@N08/
Andrew Shiue – http://www.flickr.com/photos/djwerdna/
Occupy Wall Street – http://www.flickr.com/photos/occypywallstreet/6173632320/
David Shankbone- http://www.flickr.com/photos/shankbone/

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Speech to UN General Assembly Transcript September 22, 2011

Who used the mysterious September 11 incident as a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq, killing, injuring, and displacing millions in two countries with the ultimate goal of bringing into its domination the Middle East and its oil resources? Who nullified the Breton Woods system by printing trillions of dollars without the backing of gold reserves or equivalent currency? A move that triggered inflation worldwide and was intended to prey on the economic gains of other nations. Which country’s military spending exceeds annually a thousand billion dollars, more than the military budgets of all countries of the world combined? Which governments are the most indebted ones in the world?

(U//FOUO) U.S. Army Rollout of the iSALUTE Counterintelligence Reporting Portal

Successful counterintelligence (CI) operations depend on accurate and timely reporting of questionable activities to Army counterintelligence. Reports can be initiated through the ISALUTE online reporting portal. Basic information is transmitted to the Army CI coordinating authority (ACICA) for the review and referral to the local CI office or other agencies for the further investigation as needed. In order to provide all Army personnel with the knowledge on how to expeditiously report CI related information the appropriate links to the ISALUTE reporting tool must be disseminated widely. ISALUTE is an online counterintelligence (CI) reporting portal designed to complement other Army threat awareness and reporting initiatives and foster partnerships with the CI, law enforcement organizations, and Army communities. ISALUTE focuses on foreign threats to the DOD and Army from espionage activities, terrorist threats and the insider threat.