NEWS & ANALYSIS

Boise Most Vulnerable City in Western U.S. to Terrorist Attack

Many cities on the East Coast are highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack, especially those with ports.

State Department's Antiterrorism Assistance Lacks Guidance and Accurate Reporting

The Government Accountability Office worries a lack of guidance and assessment when funding foreign counterterrorism programs, on top of incomplete and inaccurate reports, may hamper foreign country counterterrorism capabilities.

Spy Agencies Using Google

Google's search engine technology and servers are being used by the nation's intelligence community to share information more efficiently.

Don't Get Scammed

Identity thieves and other cybercriminals are on the prowl this tax season.

Heathrow Scraps Fingerprint Plan

London Heathrow Airport scraps a plan to fingerprint all departures at a new domestic terminal after a government watchdog voices opposition.

Leopard Killed First in Hacker Competition

The contest pitted hackers against three operating systems: Linux's Ubuntu, Mac's Leopard, and Microsoft's Vista.

Maryland Helps Protect Its Residents from Identity Theft

A state law requiring that businesses tell customers when personal data has been breached has already had an effect.

U.K.: Government Has Lost 850 Laptops over 5 Years

One department, Work and Pensions, is responsible for nearly a third of the losses.

More Passport Files of "Flagged" Individuals Viewed

Investigations at the State Department are trying to determine if the passport files of "high-profile" individuals were improperly viewed.

Trucking Pork?

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner says a DHS program to train truckers to spot terrorists is one more example of pork-barrel spending that's harming the amount of money high-risk cities receive for homeland security.

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