NEWS & ANALYSIS

Federal Prisons Don't Have Information to Decide if Outsourcing Saves Cash

New GAO report says federal prisons have no way to currently compare the costs of keeping inmates at federal prisons or in private prisons.

Two Security Guards Slain in Brazen Robbery in Philadelphia

Two security guards, both retired cops, murdered in ambush and robbery.

Public Information Can Aid Terrorists, Says Report

A new RAND report says publicly available information can make an attack easier for terrorists to perpetrate.

House Passes Bill Subjecting Private Security Contractors to U.S. Law

Companies like Blackwater USA could be subject to U.S. law. White House objects.

Major Credit Bureau Offers Credit Freeze

A major credit bureau offers credit freezes to consumers as a way to prevent identity theft.

Remote-Control Toys a Terrorism Risk?

Toy remote controls may pose a terrorism risk, says TSA.

Gang Study Reveals Clues to Street-Gang Mentality

The most recent FBI bulletin highlights a study that analyzes the mentality of street-gang members.

Agriculture Inspections Compromised

The 2002 decision to transfer agriculture inspections to Customs and Border Protection has hurt the nation's ability to protect against foreign pests.

Saudi Sheik Says No to Jihad in Iraq

The cleric says Saudi youth used as tools in "heinous acts."

Transportation Worker Program Finally Set to Start

The beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program's start date has finally been announced by the Department of Homeland Security.
 




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