NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Spain Arrests 13 for Harboring Jihadists

Media reports say some of the suspects arrested yesterday helped suspects in the Madrid train bombing attack of 2004 elude police.

Cybersecurity No Longer a "Stepchild," says DHS Chief

Teens and twenty-somethings, who long neglected network security, are now aspiring to "master protection of electronic systems," said Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Two U.S. Labs Working with Deadly Germs Not Secure, Says GAO

The Associated Press reports that the GAO has criticized security at two U.S. labs that handle the world's deadliest germs.
 




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