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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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TSA Responds to CNN's Air Marshal Report

The agency says that the number of flights covered by federal air marshals is in the thousands and that the marshals are deployed on particular flights based on intelligence and risk.

In Germany, Worries Over Extremists

Germany's top spy tells Der Spiegel that 700 Muslim extremists are under surveillance and that North Africa is a hotbed of jihadism.

CNN: Marshals on Less than 1 Percent of U.S Flights

Sources claim armed air marshals fly on fewer than 1 percent of U.S. flights, while federal officials say 6.5 percent of flights carry an an armed crew member or law enforcement officer.

Setbacks Hurt the Fight Against Terrorist Financing

Terrorist innovations and problems with domestic and international cooperation and coordination have hurt the U.S. government's ability to stop terrorists from getting the money they need to carry out attacks.

Government Laptop with Patient Info Stolen

A National Institutes of Health laptop computer holding the personal information of 2,500 patients was stolen from an employee's car trunk.

FBI Approves NYPD's Intelligence Vault

After six years of waiting, the NYPD gets the green light to build its own Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility.

Public Safety Spectrum Auction Fails to Secure Bid

The Federal Communications Commission auction of public safety spectrum has failed to attract a high enough bid.

China Hacked U.S. Darfur Nonprofits, Groups Say

Two U.S. nonprofits that allege Chinese complicity in Sudanese genocide claim they have been hacked, with the attacks originating in China.
 




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