NEWS & ANALYSIS

Top Cops Split on Liberalizing Concealed Weapons for Officers

Before a congressional subcommittee hearing yesterday, representatives from the leading national police organizations testified on whether Congress should liberalize the ability of current and former police officers to carry concealed firearms.

$42 Million Data Mining System Scrapped

A $42 million Department of Homeland Security data mining system has been discontinued due to an inability to meet privacy standards.

Fritz, the German Jihadist

Concentrating solely on race or ethnicity in counterterrorism efforts is a flawed approach that creates an opportunity for the terrorists.

Virgina Tech Panel Recommendations

On August 29, 2007, the Virginia Tech Review Panel released a large report investigating the massacre at the university that claimed 33 lives, including the shooter. Throughout, the panel made recommendations on how Virginia Tech and other universities could rectify security gaps to minimize the likelihood something like this could happen again.

To make it easier for security practitioners to read the recommendations, Security Management  compiled them in one convenient place. To view the recommendations, click here.

Not Just Fun and Games

Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Southern California's Gamepipe Laboratory team up to produce a video game that trains people to deal with terrorist attacks and disasters.

DHS Pilot Program to Test Small Vessels for Radiological Threats

The Puget Sound in Washington state and waterways in San Diego will be the test sites for a new Department of Homeland Security pilot program to test small vessels for radiological devices and materials.

NASA Scientists Rebel Against Background Checks

28 Scientists Refuse Bush Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12

German Officials Thwart Terrorism Attack

Three radical Islamists are being detained for their alleged involvement in a plot to attack the U.S. Ramstein airbase and the Frankfurt's international airport.

Judge Stops DHS Crackdown on Illegal Hires

Last Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco stopped the Department of Homeland Security from beginning its crackdown aimed at U.S. employers who hire undocumented workers. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by a coaliton of labor, civil rights, and immigrant rights activists.

The Price of Wireless Security

A new survey finds companies will spend 10-20 percent more on security next year to protect their wireless networks and technology.
 




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