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Department of Homeland Security Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for 22 August 2007

Current Nationwide Threat Level is

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Daily Highlights

  • The FBI released a bulletin late Monday, August 20, that includes photographs of two men who have recently been seen acting suspiciously aboard Washington State ferries, taking photos of parts of the boats among other activities. (See item 12)

  • The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to launch a project with Vermont that will enhance the security of state driver's licenses, which could potentially serve as an acceptable alternative document for crossing the United States' land and sea borders. (See item 15)

DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report Fast Jump

Production Industries: Energy; Chemical Industry and Hazardous Materials; Defense Industrial Base Service Industries: Banking and Finance; Transportation and Border Security; Postal and Shipping Sustenance and Health: Agriculture; Food; Water; Public Health Federal and State: Government; Emergency Services IT and Cyber: Information Technology and Telecommunications; Internet Alert Dashboard

Other: Commercial Facilities/Real Estate, Monument &Icons; General; DHS Daily Report Contact Information

Energy Sector

Current Electricity Sector Threat Alert Levels: Physical: ELEVATED, Cyber: ELEVATED

Scale: LOW, GUARDED, ELEVATED, HIGH, SEVERE [Source: ISAC for the Electricity Sector (ES−ISAC) − http://www.esisac.com]

1. August 21, Platts Energy Bulletin Yemen will build a nuclear power plant. Yemen will build a nuclear power plant, the country's energy minister, Mustafa Yahia Bahran, said Saturday, August 18. According to Bahran, Yemen needs to diversify its energy supplies and will therefore order a power reactor from a foreign vendor, the reports said. In June, Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, discussed nuclear cooperation with French leaders during an official visit in France, reports said. Western diplomats said August 20 that the U.S. and members of the European Union (EU) would likely support Yemen's bid for a power reactor. Since 2004, Yemen has supported the U.S. counterterrorism initiatives in the Persian Gulf and


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