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The Hundreds of Words Homeland Security Tracks Online

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The Department of Homeland Security has a long list of words it tracks online. Want to get in their radar? Use those words. Want to stay off their radar? You'll have to do a serious dance with your vocabulary. It's a long, very general list. 

DSA was forced, by a freedom of information request to release the list along with a the  department's 2011  ' Analyst's Desktop Binder--  a manual of policies and procedures for the department on how to track and respond to possible threats-- terrorist, Hazmat, weather and otherwise. 

The DailyMail reports
The list has been posted online by the Electronic Privacy Information Center - a privacy watchdog group who filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act before suing to obtain the release of the documents.

In a letter to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counter-terrorism and Intelligence, the centre described the choice of words as 'broad, vague and ambiguous'.

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They point out that it includes 'vast amounts of First Amendment protected speech that is entirely unrelated to the Department of Homeland Security mission to protect the public against terrorism and disasters.' 

A senior Homeland Security official told the Huffington Post that the manual 'is a starting point, not the endgame' in maintaining situational awareness of natural and man-made threats and denied that the government was monitoring signs of dissent. 

However the agency admitted that the language used was vague and in need of updating. 

Spokesman Matthew Chandler told website: 'To ensure clarity, as part of ... routine compliance review, DHS will review the language contained in all materials to clearly and accurately convey the parameters and intention of the program.'

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Here's the list. 

and here are the words in a searchable format:

Domestic Security
Assassination Attack  Domestic security Drill Exercise Cops Law enforcement Authorities Disaster assistance Disaster management DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office) National preparedness Mitigation Prevention Response Recovery Dirty bomb Domestic nuclear detection Emergency management Emergency response First responder Homeland security Maritime domain awareness (MDA) National preparedness initiative Militia Shooting Shots fired Evacuation Deaths Hostage Explosion (explosive) Police Disaster medical assistance team (DMAT) Organized crime Gangs National security State of emergency Security Breach Threat Standoff  SWAT Screening Lockdown Bomb (squad or threat) Crash Looting Riot Emergency Landing Pipe bomb Incident Facility

HAZMAT & Nuclear
Hazmat Nuclear Chemical spill Suspicious package/device Toxic National laboratory Nuclear facility Nuclear threat Cloud Plume Radiation Radioactive Leak  Biological infection (or event) Chemical Chemical burn Biological Epidemic Hazardous Hazardous material incident Industrial spill Infection Powder (white) Gas Spillover Anthrax Blister agent Chemical agent Exposure Burn Nerve agent Ricin Sarin North Korea

Health Concern + H1N1
Outbreak  Contamination Exposure Virus Evacuation Bacteria Recall Ebola Food Poisoning Foot and Mouth (FMD) H5N1 Avian Flu Salmonella Small Pox Plague Human to human Human to Animal Influenza Center for Disease Control (CDC) Drug Administration (FDA) Public Health Toxic Agro Terror Tuberculosis (TB) Agriculture Listeria Symptoms Mutation Resistant Antiviral Wave Pandemic Infection Water/air borne Sick  Swine Pork  Strain Quarantine H1N1 Vaccine Tamiflu Norvo Virus Epidemic World Health Organization (WHO) (and components) Viral Hemorrhagic Fever E. Coli   

Infrastructure Security
Infrastructure security Airport Airplane (and derivatives) Chemical fire CIKR (Critical Infrastructure & Key Resources) AMTRAK Collapse Computer infrastructure Communications infrastructure Telecommunications Critical infrastructure National infrastructure Metro WMATA Subway BART MARTA Port Authority NBIC (National Biosurveillance Integration Center) Transportation security Grid Power Smart Body scanner Electric Failure or outage Black out Brown out Port Dock  Bridge Cancelled Delays Service disruption Power lines

  Southwest Border Violence
Drug cartel Violence Gang Drug Narcotics Cocaine Marijuana Heroin Border Mexico Cartel Southwest Juarez Sinaloa Tijuana Torreon Yuma Tucson Decapitated U.S. Consulate Consular El Paso Fort Hancock  San Diego Ciudad Juarez Nogales Sonora Colombia Mara salvatrucha MS13 or MS-13 Drug war Mexican army Methamphetamine Cartel de Golfo Gulf Cartel La Familia Reynosa Nuevo Leon Narcos Narco banners (Spanish equivalents) Los Zetas Shootout Execution Gunfight Trafficking Kidnap Calderon Reyosa Bust Tamaulipas Meth Lab Drug trade Illegal immigrants Smuggling (smugglers) Matamoros Michoacana Guzman Arellano-Felix Beltran-Leyva Barrio Azteca Artistic Assassins Mexicles New Federation

Terrorism Al Qaeda (all spellings) Terror Attack  Iraq Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Agro Environmental terrorist Eco terrorism Conventional weapon Target Weapons grade Dirty bomb Enriched Nuclear Chemical weapon Biological weapon Ammonium nitrate Improvised explosive device IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Abu Sayyaf  Hamas FARC (Armed Revolutionary Forces Colombia) IRA (Irish Republican Army) ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna) Basque Separatists Hezbollah Tamil Tigers PLF (Palestine Liberation Front) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization Car bomb Jihad Taliban Weapons cache Suicide bomber Suicide attack  Suspicious substance AQAP (AL Qaeda Arabian Peninsula) AQIM (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb) TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) Yemen Pirates Extremism Somalia Nigeria Radicals Al-Shabaab Home grown Plot Nationalist Recruitment Fundamentalism Islamist

Emergency Hurricane Tornado Twister Tsunami Earthquake Tremor Flood Storm Crest Temblor Extreme weather Forest fire Brush fire Ice Stranded/Stuck  Help Hail Wildfire Tsunami Warning Center Magnitude Avalanche Typhoon Shelter-in-place Disaster Snow Blizzard Sleet Mud slide or Mudslide Erosion Power outage Brown out Warning Watch Lightening Aid Relief  Closure Interstate Burst Emergency Broadcast System
Cyber Security
Cyber security Botnet DDOS (dedicated denial of  service) Denial of service Malware Virus Trojan Keylogger Cyber Command 2600 Spammer Phishing Rootkit Phreaking Cain and abel Brute forcing Mysql injection Cyber attack  Cyber terror Hacker China Conficker Worm Scammers Social media


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I am happy that you have published "the list". The... by Jillian Barclay on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:23:46 AM
" Tornado Twister Tsunami Earthquake Tremor F... by Dar Gary on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 9:57:49 AM
Not beyond human control when they have been cause... by Ben Gardner on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 2:20:41 PM
...of my words. Either these nut jobs (was that on... by Ginger McClemons on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:44:29 AM
I dont know if anyone else enjoyed your post as mu... by Sharon M on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:24:41 PM
Actually, that was my intent. The entire list is s... by Ginger McClemons on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:05:52 PM
moronic fascist fool on the list.  I guess t... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:59:08 AM
Thank you for publishing this. An astounding docum... by Barton Kunstler on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:19:30 AM
Everyone should copy that list of words and start ... by Ginger McClemons on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 5:59:45 PM
As you indicate, and as indicated below, if everyo... by Jim Miles on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 8:02:23 PM
Wow. Since we know the government is saving every ... by Gustav Wynn on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:27:16 AM
Virtually all of the real terrorist activities are... by Philip Dennany on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:36:48 PM
Well Rob, That's why I Routinely advocate the viol... by Richard Scott on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 11:37:09 AM
these are words that are used constantly on the ma... by Anuel Jackson on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:31:11 PM
George Orwell wrote 1984 as a metaphorical warning... by Bayard Waterbury on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:02:47 PM
it would take a miracle not to make their list.&nb... by Michael Shaw on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:37:34 PM
So what is the remedy? For the short term, instead... by Richard Scott on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:55:43 PM
or articles. I'm too old and sick to worry about i... by Michael Shaw on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:43:21 PM
I hate to think those 'signature' strikes are base... by david78209 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2:33:50 PM
"Cops - - Cocaine"I red flag myself,&... by Rixar13 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3:29:10 PM
"Cops - - Cocaine" I red flag myself,... by Rixar13 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 3:29:28 PM
are a strange paranoid bunch. Not to mention irred... by intotheabyss on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 6:31:03 PM
     I did not see the 'Bush4... by Howard Lewis on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:20:16 PM
Everyone should save this list and paste it on the... by mrk * on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:30:34 PM
  This is driving the U.S. to bankruptcy. A m... by Howard Lewis on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7:48:32 PM
QWERTY I'll never believe a word they say ever aga... by Michael Rose on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:06:41 AM
that department is a disaster, so by all rights th... by Dave Kisor on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 12:20:18 PM
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but these wo... by Joey Piscitelli on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:45:08 AM