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Security Forces Fail Hostile Takeover Drill at Nuclear Base

Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press. The review stated that forces were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon.  It also stated that the team failed to take “all lawful actions necessary to immediately regain control of nuclear weapons.”


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35 Countries Pledge to Boost Nuclear Material Security

Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, including France, Britain, Canada and Israel. This move is aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear material. The initiative also commits countries to open up their security procedures to independent review – a further step toward creating an international legal framework to mitigate risks of nuclear terrorism.


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Air Force Nuclear Unit Fails Security Test

Tactical-level errors during a small team exercise revealed discrepancies at the Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, marking the unit's entire inspection as a failure.


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No Nuclear Power Plant Incident is Minor

Lemonade Pitcher of Goldfish in Security Breach

Now Reviewing Video in Investigation

They did not swim in. Two goldfish have been found swimming in slightly radioactive water in a lemonade pitcher inside a secure area of the Perry nuclear power plant, Perry, Ohio.


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U.S. Nuclear Lab Removes Chinese Tech Over Security Concerns

Los Alamos nuclear research facility has replaced several components of switches made in China for the sake of security concerns. 


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Budgeting Slashes NNSA Nuclear Smuggling Detection Program

For FY 2013, the NNSA will lose 85 percent of its budget, and the megaport project -- set to scan shipping containers bound for the U.S. -- will be placed on hold.


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$213M Nuclear Security Project Not Functioning

After more than 7 years and $213 million, the new security system at Los Alamos National Laboratory is not functioning, and officials are debating how to divvy up the run-over costs.


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Security Lieutenant Files Lawsuit Saying Indian Point Isn’t Secure

A security lieutenant at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power complex has filed a lawsuit claiming the plant is unsecure.


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Regulators Issue Violation for Troubled Nuclear Plant

The troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant in California has been slapped with a violation following a May security lapse. 


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NRC Amends Radioactive Materials Security Regulations

The new regulation will establish security requirements for risk-significant radioactive materials and shipments of small amounts of irradiated reactor fuel.


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ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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