NEWS & ANALYSIS

Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Queen of England Foiled

During a state visit to Uganda two months ago, an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the Queen of England was foiled by the state's security service.

Mines Should Increase Security, Filipino Government Advises

Government officials from the Philippines have advised mine owners to increase security after communist guerrillas attacked a major copper project on New Year's Day.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

DHS Cuts Cost of Secure Licenses

DHS has stretched out implementation deadlines to make it cheaper on states to implement REAL ID.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

Wisconsin Vendor Exposes Residents to Identity Theft

For the second time in little over a year, a vendor hired by the state of Wisconsin has included recipients' Social Security numbers on the postal labels of official correspondence.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.

FAA Says Boeing's New Dreamliner Can Be Hacked

The FAA says hackers may be able to use the plane's broadband Internet access to break into the plane's computer system which controls the plane's vital functions.

UK: Man Jailed for Terrorist Planning

Sohail Qureshi is the first person jailed for the crime of acts preparatory to terrorism under the Terrorism Act of 2006.

GAO Criticizes IRS' Information Security Weaknesses

For the second time, the GAO says the IRS must implement an agencywide information security program to shore up information security weaknesses.
 




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