NEWS & ANALYSIS

FCC Proposal Aimed at Securing Public Safety Spectrum Bid

The FCC hopes slashing the cost of the wireless spectrum set aside for first responders will entice a buyer.

Two Terrorism Suspects Arrested on Plane in Germany

The two suspects were bound for Amsterdam; the Netherlands is considered a "preferred target" of jihadist terrorists, according to the chief Dutch counterterrorism official.

Nuclear Scientist, GAO Question Effectiveness of Next Generation Radiation Detectors

DHS' next generation of radiation detectors are not cost-effective and may not provide greater detection capability than those already in use, say critics.

Islamabad International Airport Threatened by Suicide Attack

An anonymous caller threatened suicide attacks against the country's airports at 12:40 p.m., leading to the evacuation of Islamabad International Airport's passenger lounges and parking areas.

Congress Gets Report Card on Homeland-Security Information Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security's intelligence-sharing efforts were criticized by witnesses from state and local law enforcement positions.

IT Security Market Consolidation Good for Consumers, WSJ Says

McAfee's purchase of Secure Computing Monday is the latest example of the consolidation of the tech-security marketplace, a trend which should help consumers says The Wall Street Journal.

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Government Search and Seizure Powers Have Gradually Expanded Since 9-11

The Washington Post reports that border agents, according to internal policies, used to need probable cause to search, seize, detain, and copy materials carried by travelers.

Gunman Murders 9, Then Shoots Self at Finnish School

Police had questioned the suspect yesterday regarding YouTube.com videos showing him shooting a handgun but determined not to terminate his gun license.

DHS Working on Anxiety Detection Screener

A new generation of passenger screening technology in development by DHS will seek to measure travelers' anxiety levels.

Al Qaeda Suspected in Marriott Hotel Blast in Islamabad

The Saturday night suicide truck bomb killed more than 50 people and wounded hundreds more amid tight security.
 




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