NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.S. Navy Nears Deal with Unidentified Country to Prosecute Somali Pirates

The U.S. Navy is close to brokering a deal with an unidentified country to prosecute Somali pirates its captures at sea.

Oakland to Hire Unarmed Private Guards to Bolster Security Presence

In the aftermath of violent riots provoked by a police shooting, Oakland, California, will hire unarmed private security guards to help police patrol the city's streets in anticipation of more protests.

Napolitano Outlines Broad Homeland Security Agenda

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano outlined the Department of Homeland Security's broad agenda yesterday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

The Five W's of U.S. Cybersecurity

In an essay for former intelligence officers, a government cybersecurity advisor argues the United States faces a cybersecurity crisis that needs immediate attention before it undermines the nation's economic and cybersecurity.

Metro Police Chief Outlines Security for Inauguration Day

Approximately 650 police officers, including explosive detection dogs, will fan out across the capital's transit system to protect passengers during Inauguration Day.

Mexican Army Sends 2,000 Troops to Violent Juarez

As violence spirals out of control in the Mexican border town of Cuidad Juarez, the Mexican government sent 2,000 rested troops there Monday as the murder toll this year surpassed 35, according to yesterday's El Paso Times.

The President's New Armored Limousine

As part of a time-honored tradition, President-elect Barack Obama will make his way down Pennsylvania Ave. toward his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in a newly-christened armored limousine.

No Credible Terrorism Threats to Super Bowl, Although Vulnerabilities Exist, Says Intel Assessment

U.S. intelligence officials have found no credible terrorism threats to this year's Super Bowl, but a joint FBI and DHS intelligence assessment found gaps in security.

Coalition of Cybersecurity Organizations Reveals 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors

Underscoring the importance of cybersecurity for the private and public sectors, a coalition of the world's leading cybersecurity organizations has jointly released a list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors that can lead to vulnerabilities easily exploited by cybercriminals and cyberspies.

Obama to Combat Flow of U.S. Arms to Mexico

With the majority of weapons smuggled into Mexico coming from the United States, President-elect Barack Obama promised Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a summit yesterday that he would do everything in his power to stop the cross-border flow of guns from America, reports The Houston Chronicle. (Updated)

 




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