NEWS & ANALYSIS

Texas Prisons Fight Contraband Cell Phones

A recent problem, the issue became more pressing when a convicted murderer on death row called a state senator from his cell with a contraband cell phone.

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Report Explores Terrorist Use of Web-to-Mobile Phone Technologies

Terrorist groups, says U.S. Army intelligence, could use mobile phones and online technologies, such as Twitter, to bolster their effectiveness.

Chertoff Says U.S. Must be Vigilant During Transition to New President

Al Qaeda has a history of attacking enemies during election season.

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Homeland Security Must Emphasize IT and Data Security, Leaders Say

Post-9-11 efforts may be thwarting physical terrorist attack plots but, going forward, the nation must focus on protecting its IT assets and key intellectual property.

New Police Unit Takes on Black Market Ammunition, Explosives, and Guns in Quebec

The unit is dedicated to suppressing street gangs involved in gun smuggling and violence.

TSA Takes Over Matching Passengers to Watch List from Airlines

The Department of Homeland Security says by assuming responsibility of the Secure Flight program there will be fewer false matches between passengers and terrorists.

Saudi Arabia Indicts Nearly 1,000 Suspected Terrorists

Prince Nayef said the 991 suspects were responsible for more than 30 attacks since 2003 that have killed 164 people.

DHS Will Not Meet 2012 Deadline to Scan All Cargo

Concerns that scanning costs too much, hurts trade, and intrudes on foreign countries has sunk DHS' ability to scan 100 percent of incoming cargo to the United States by Congress' 2012 deadline.

DHS Inspector General Criticizes TSA Controls of Screener Badges, Uniforms, and ID Cards

The Inspector General's report said the TSA had to improve its controls over its security officers' badges, uniforms, and ID cards before a security breach occurred.

Staffing Shortages at FBI Hamper Financial Crime Investigations

Since 9-11, the FBI has reassigned one-third of its agents to counterterrorism and intelligence duties, depleting its criminal investigations units.
 




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