NEWS & ANALYSIS

Airlines Fight Fingerprinting

The airline industry says fingerprinting foreign visitors leaving the United States is a government function the private sector should not bear.

Budget and Staffing Cuts Hurt Federal Protective Service

A string of embarrassing security lapses and failures has shaken faith in the FPS's ability to police and protect federal property.

FDA Leafy Greens Inspection Lax, Lawmakers Find

Congressional Democrats find that the FDA failed to meet its own standards for inspection of facilities that process leafy greens, and when it did find violations, the agency took no "meaningful" enforcement action.

Oklahoma Bill Allows Concealed Weapons on Campus

A law passed by the Oklahoma State House yesterday allows people with training to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

Audits Show FBI Abused Intelligence-Gathering Privileges

Two audits show that the FBI abused special orders to obtain personal records of U.S. citizens, but the FBI responds that the violations are old news and that corrective measures are already in place.

Congress, DOJ Look into Mystery Exemption

Language that was stealthily placed in rules that require government contractors to report waste, fraud, and abuse exempts U.S. contractors working overseas to the dismay of members of Congress and some in the Department of Justice.

Four Alleged Members of ELF Indicted in Michigan

The four stand accused of torching a genetic-engineering facility at Michigan State University in 1999.

Panel Says PSCs Are Here to Stay; Need Regulation

A diverse panel, including industry advocates and an executive, agreed private security contractors need U.S. regulation to weed out irresponsible firms and hold contractors responsible for abuses.

Paper: Barred Domestic Spying Activity Resurrected at Different Agency

The National Security Agency has duplicated the domestic data mining work of a Pentagon program defunded by Congress three years ago amid concerns over legality and privacy.

Heart Monitors Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

A research team has hacked into a defibrillator, but says the possibility that others will try and succeed are low.
 




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