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Have a Safe July 4th Holiday!

Last week, Khalid Aldawsari was convicted by a federal jury of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. As previously reported, Aldawsari is the Saudi college student arrested in February 2011 after law enforcement officials were tipped off by a chemical supplier and shipping company he attempted to use...

Late Push for Long-Term CFATS Legislation

As I have previously reported, the 112th Congress has put forth several bills that would provide long-term authority for the Chemical-Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

The SSP: The First Step

The first two parts of the CFATS process, the Top Screen and Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA) are meant to prepare facilities and DHS for the Site Security Plan (SSP) and its approval. They identify what COIs exist in what quantities, possible threats and existing security measures.