NEWS & ANALYSIS
May 16, 2013 -Tornados in North Texas have left at least six people dead, security personnel kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai, and more.
May 15, 2013 -The Department of Homeland Security is progressing with contractor selection on its border security Integrated Fixed Tower project. Boston Globe has been denied FOIA copies of the federal immigration records of the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI gave temporary security clearances to bankers to brief them on online banking attacks. Asian companies are still concerned by cloud security.
May 14, 2013 -Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.
May 14, 2013 -Government border security numbers questions by new report; study of real-world ramifications of Internet pictures depicting children in sex acts; more on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And more.
May 13, 2013 -A shooting during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans has wounded 19 people, a homeland security agreement with Abu Dhabi International Airport is drawing criticism, and Microsoft is warning of new malware that targets Facebook accounts.
May 10, 2013 -Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.
May 10, 2013 -As the government takes a closer look at student visas, some in academia worry that it may lead to an overreaction. Senators make progress on amendments to the immigration reform bill, and more.
May 09, 2013 -State department officials with firsthand knowledge of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, testified before a House committee about what went wrong. A federal judge upholds the right of law enforcement agents to use stingray technology to locate a cellphone signal. Airline to test volcanic-ash-detection system. And more.
May 08, 2013 -The Obama administration favors an FBI plan to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws, which supporters say would bring them up to date with the Internet age. Some online companies have been warned that the background checks they provide may violate the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Arrests have been made in a $50 million diamond heist that occurred in February. And more.
May 07, 2013 -Investigators determine the cause of the blast at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant, a series of bombings kill more than 100 leading up to elections in Pakistan, and three environmental activists go on trial for breaking into a secure facility housing U.S. nuclear technology.