NEWS & ANALYSIS
Mar 27, 2013 -Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.
Mar 26, 2013 -Since the death of long-time Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez was announced on March 5, a harsh light has been cast on the economic and political future of the South American nation. The upcoming April 14 elections will be a referendum on whether the country will continue to operate as it did under the Chavez regime, or move in a new direction.
Mar 26, 2013 -China expands broadband Internet coverage for homes and businesses, schools in the Philadelphia area add security systems to monitor visitors, and Washington lobbyists take an interest in cybersecurity issues.
Mar 25, 2013 -A new law offers grants to fight campus crime, a Pennsylvania study finds that halfway houses do not help former inmates, and a new bill would provide security equipment to courthouses.
Mar 22, 2013 -The Department of Homeland Security has not been able to assess border security, a shooting at Quantico Marine Corps Base leaves three dead, and Apple boosts security.
Mar 21, 2013 -A judge rules that the accused Fort Hood shooter cannot plead guilty; gun bills move forward in Colorado and Utah; and the Craigslist Killer faces the death penalty.
Mar 20, 2013 - The rapid advancement of technology has had a positive impact on law enforcement, but it also poses enormous legal challenges because the U.S. has “old laws,” according to Andrew Weissman, general counsel to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). He spoke at the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law & National Security luncheon in Washington, D.C. today.
Mar 20, 2013 -Freezing a mobile phone's memory chip can allow someone to steal the encryption key that protects sensitive information. Internet providers have persuaded the Federal Communications Commission to back down on tough new recommendations on cybersecurity. The U.S. Military now leans heavily on private contractors during war. IT security specialists can stop Malware by using some 19th century techniques.
Mar 19, 2013 -The French government returns artwork stolen by Nazis during World War II. The American Society of Civil Engineers says that the amount of money needed to maintain and improve U.S. infrastructure far exceeds what's called for in plans. And the Government Accountability Office says the IRS has improved its IT security in the last year, but still has work to do.
Mar 18, 2013 - A study recently published online by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society looks at the path taken by blown debris from storms that struck the southeastern United States on April 27, 2011. The New York Times reports about the implications of letting those charged with domestic violence keep firearms. And more.