U.S. Federal Legislation: Infrastructure Protection
A bill (H.R. 1662) that will provide funding for site security at some federal facilities has been included in an appropriations bill funding the Department of the Interior. The bill has been singed into law (P.L. 110-229).
A new report from the RAND Corporation finds that terrorist activity is increasing and becoming less centralized. Since 2010, more attacks have been perpetrated by al Qaeda and its affiliates, and there has been an increase in the number of Salafi-jihadist groups and fighters.A Persistent Threat: The Evolution of al Qa’ida and Other Salafi Jihadistslooks into the changes and the reasons behind them.