NEWS & ANALYSIS

Worries Arise Over Homegrown Terrorism at Homeland Security Hearing

A Senate hearing on homeland security yesterday worried about the threat of homegrown terrorists, radicalized immigrants, and lone wolves after federal authorities recently broke up three different alleged bombing conspiracies.

GAO Criticizes Park Service's Risk Management Practices

The National Park Service does not have a systematic approach to risk management, which could leave the millions of people who visit national parks and icons vulnerable to terrorist attack and other criminal activities, according to the Government Accountability Office(GAO).

Lashkar-e-Taiba Continues to Thrive After Mumbai Terror Attacks

The terrorist organization behind the devastating commando-style terrorist attack against Mumbai ten months ago continues to thrive, according to the front page of this morning's The New York Times.

Philadelphia-Area Schools Invest in Sex Offender Screening Software

School districts in the Philadelphia area are installing a visitor tracking software solution to screen out sex offenders and other undesireables to prevent them from gaining access to their school buildings' hallways and classrooms, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

DC Metro to Add Surveillance Cameras to System

Trains, buses, and stations in the nation's capital will add cameras in what The Washington Post reports could become the beginning of a system-wide surveillance operation for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The Threat of Keister Bombs? Don't Worry About It, IED Expert Says

The threat of suicide bombers detonating bombs hidden in their anal cavities is hardly a credible threat, an IED expert argues.

Cheap Sensor Can Detect Trace Amounts of Toxin and TNT in Water, Researchers Report

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new hypersensitive sensor they hope will help protect the nation's water supply from contamination by terrorists or industrial leaching, the university's news site reports.

ASIS Supports Property Owner Right to Prohibit Firearms

CORRECTION: This is to correct an earlier post that was in error. ASIS supports a private property owner's right to prohibit firearms on that private property. To that end, ASIS opposes state laws that would prohibit employers from having policies banning firearms from parking areas of their privately owned premises.

Terrorism Suspect Charged; Man Bought Bomb-Making Ingredients

The federal government has charged Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year old Denver airport shuttle driver, with buying and preparing bomb-making materials for an al Qaeda conspiracy to attack U.S. soil.

Seminar Sessions: Experts Talk Lone Wolf Terrorism, Seaborne Threats, and Islam Vs. Jihadism

Seminar sessions from Monday and Tuesday highlighted lone wolf terrorism, maritime security, and ignorance of Islam, among other security concerns plaguing business and government. (Coverage from the ASIS International 55th Annual Seminar and Exhibits)
 




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