Daily Report – 1/16/17

Top Stories
Security grid for inauguration means thousands of police, many street closures (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
Security measures related to Friday’s presidential inauguration are already visible, in the form of Jersey barriers placed on the streets near Lafayette Square. Parking restrictions will begin Wednesday. Streets will start closing Thursday. (read more)
 
High likelihood of large-scale terrorist attacks in 2017: WEF – Homeland Security News Wire
The World Economic Forum (WEF) said that large-scale terrorist attacks – not only lone-wolf attacks – are among the likely threats for which states must prepare in 2017. (read more)
 
TSA team works to ensure inauguration safety with library of ‘virtual’ sites (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington Post
For nearly a week in November, Jim Bamberger and his crew of six spent their days and some of their nights photographing every square inch of Dulles International Airport. (read more)
Global Security
Border tunnels left unfilled on Mexican side pose security risk, officials say – Los Angeles Times
Mexican drug cartels have burrowed dozens of tunnels in the last decade, outfitted them with rail and cart systems to whisk drugs under the U.S. border and, after being discovered by authorities, abandoned them. (read more)
Federal, State and Municipal Security
Homeland Security to Use Blockchain in Tracking Goods & People Globally – The Cointelegraph
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to utilize Blockchain technology in securing the transmission and storage of data collected by security cameras, sensors and internal databases. (read more)
 
Many Companies Unprepared for Location-Based Security Incidents – Security Magazine
A large percentage of organizations have an emergency communication plan, but they take too long to implement, says a new study. (read more)
 
NJ establishes ‘Safe Care Cam’ program to detect in-home health care abuse (New Jersey) – ShoreNewsToday
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have established a new program designed to ensure that New Jersey residents who suspect their loved ones are being abused by unscrupulous home health care providers have access to the latest technology in micro-surveillance cameras that can easily be hidden to detect abuse and protect patients. (read more)
 
Security cut at housing complex before shooting that killed Newark teen, sources say (Newark, N.J.) – NJ.com
The Newark Housing Authority removed armed patrol officers from an East Ward housing complex about a week before a quadruple shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy and left three others hurt this week at the property, law enforcement sources told NJ Advance Media. (read more)
Campus Security
Parents, teacher call for security measures following suicide at Ind. high school (Evansville, Ind.) – SecurityInfoWatch
Parents and a teacher expressed concern and frustration to the Evansville Vanderburgh School Board Thursday night over how last week’s incident at Central High School was handled. (read more)
Fla. Hospital Effectively Responds to Recent Airport Shooting (Ft Lauderdale, Fla.) – Campus Security
The CEO of the hospital that treated more than 50 patients following the mass shooting at a Florida Airport recently discussed the experience. (read more)
New law earmarks funds for school districts to pay for security improvements (New Jersey) – NJ.com
Schools in New Jersey may be getting safer. Legislation sponsored by Assemblywoman Angela McKnight, D-Jersey City, that designates funding to increase the security of schools has been signed into law. (read more)
Transportation Security
Overall crime is down, but that doesn’t help transit riders feel safer (Minneapolis, Minn.) – Star Tribune
By some measures, the Twin Cities’ two light-rail transit lines have been highly successful. Ridership numbers have been strong as more commuters have opted for trains over cars. The Green Line between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul carries an average 43,642 passengers on weekdays. The Blue Line, running from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America, has average weekday ridership of 30,767. (read more)
Body Worn Cameras
ACLU Demands That Body Cams Are Turned Off During Inauguration While They Intend To Record Police (Washington, D.C.) – Law Officer
Civil rights groups are concerned that the police will violate their rights during the Inauguration protests so they intend to record their behavior. Meanwhile, the ACLU is demanding that the police turn off their body worn cameras during the events. (read more)
Police department stops using body cameras after legislation (Wahoo, Neb.) – Lincoln Journal Star
Legislation that began on New Year’s Day put an end to the seven-year run Wahoo police had with their body cameras. (read more)
Security Industry
Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski back in M&A business – SecurityInfoWatch
Dennis Kozlowski, who was convicted for using then Boca Raton-based Tyco International as his personal piggy bank, is back working in mergers and acquisitions for a Fort Lauderdale firm. (read more)

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