NEWS & ANALYSIS

EU Fears New U.S. Pilot Program Acts as Visa in Disguise

The U.S.'s new Electronic System for Travel Authorization mandates that all foreign travelers from visa-waived countries fill out an online questionnaire three days before entering the country.

Upheaval in Nigerian Oil Region is a Fresh Challenge to Government

Nigerian rebels go on rampage, kidnapping oil workers and blowing up pipelines. Government control over the Niger Delta is slipping fast and oil workers are at risk.

DHS Stresses the Dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says almost every Western terrorist attack since 9-11 has involved improvised explosive devices.

Israeli Aviation Security Falls Short, Says FAA

The FAA's findings come one year after an Israeli committee told the government that aviation security is in a "catastrophic state."

GAO: Much Work Remains in Information Sharing Effort

Stakeholders cite progress in the post-9-11 effort to establish a universal Information Sharing Environment (ISE), but the government's watchdog agency says large issues remain unresolved.

Al Qaeda Recruits Europeans and Americans for Attack Against Israel, Israeli Intelligence Reports

Intelligence officials fear the international terrorist organization will establish ties with local terrorist groups.

Managing Flood Risk a Shared Responsibility, Army Official Says

The federal government is not the only player in protecting the country from flooding, an Army official told a congressional hearing today.

Malware Targets Legitimate Sites

Malware is infiltrating legitimate business sites, delivering increasingly dangerous payloads, according to Sophos.

Blackwater to Move Away from Protection Services

Blackwater Worldwide officials say protective services were never "the master plan" and argue that sensational media coverage has distorted its image.

China Denies It Stole British Official's BlackBerry

The Times (of London) reports that the BlackBerry was stolen by a female Chinese intelligence agent after the British official brought her back to his hotel after meeting her in a nightclub.
 




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