Sep 16, 2009 -Institutions, including the private sector, are much better served by the color-coded terror-alert system created after the 9-11 attacks than the public, a bipartisan task force created to reevaluate the system reported yesterday.
Sep 15, 2009 -The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not developed a strategy to help cities and states across the United States recover from a dirty bomb or improvised nuclear device (IND) attack, a representative from Congress' investigative arm told legislators yesterday.
Sep 15, 2009 -A long range acoustic device, used to fend off Somali pirates, radical environmentalists, and Iraqi insurgents by their adversaries, was deployed by police recently at local political events in California, reports San Diego-based East County Magazine.
Sep 14, 2009 -Liquid restrictions at U.S. airports could be a thing of the past as soon as next year, while the federal government has introduced new screening measures on powders, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Sep 14, 2009 -A $5 million investment in a sprawling video surveillance system by the Newark Public Housing Authority has driven away drug dealers, prostitutes, and vagrants from the city's public housing complexes, reports Newark's The Star-Ledger.
Sep 11, 2009 -The fallout from the scandal involving private security contractors protecting the U.S. Embassy Kabul continues to rise up the management ladder, according to allegations levied by two ArmorGroup North America whistleblowers.
Sep 11, 2009 -According to interoggation documents of militant volunteers and counterterrorism experts and officials worldwide, al Qaeda is a fractured, cash-strapped organization unable to recruit enough footsoldiers to plot and execute spectacular attacks like those of 9-11, reports the Guardian.