NEWS & ANALYSIS

Intelligence Leaders Identify Top Threats Facing U.S. in Annual Assessment

Leaders of the U.S. intelligence community presented their annual Worldwide Threat Assessment to Congress, identifying cybersecurity as a top concern.

Morning Security Brief: Atlanta's Snowstorm Horror, Terrorism Complacency, Overtime Abuse, and Drone Crash

The major metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, ground to a standstill in yesterday's snowstorm. President Obama warns again terrorism complacency. DHS is curtailing an overtime program that has been widely abused. A DHS Drone has crashed off the California coast.

Morning Security Brief: Gag Order Lifted on Tech Companies; Bitcoin CEO Arrested In Connection to Silk Road; Super Bowl Security

The government has partially lifted a gag order on companies like Google and Yahoo, allowing them to disclose information about NSA requests. The CEO of BitInstant, a popular Bitcoin exchange site, has been arrested on money laundering charges related to the Silk Road. And security measures surrounding this year's Super Bowl add up to the largest in the game's history.

Morning Security Brief: CIA Raises Concerns About Afghan Pact, Maryland Mall Shooter Identified, And More

U.S. intelligence community raises concerns about Afghan pact, Maryland mall shooter identified, and Ukraine could declare a state of emergency.

Morning Security Brief: Five Killed in Cairo Blasts, Data Collection Recommendation, FBI Addresses Cyberattacks, and More

Five killed in Cairo bombings, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board recommends ending the NSA surveillance program, the FBI warns retailers about cyberattacks, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Olympic Threats A Hoax, False Alarm at OU Campus, And Fraudulent Contractors

A widely-circulated terrorist threat against attendees of the Winter Olympics is a hoax, according to officials. The University of Oklahoma responds to reports of a shooting on campus that turn out to be a false alarm. And a federal contractor has fraudulently obtained millions of dollars from the government.

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Bill Approved, More Threats to Sochi Security, Russian Business Espionage, and More

The House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies has passed a cybersecurity bill. There are fears of a "black widow" bomber at Sochi and the United States is offering Russia more security help. Russia has been spying on world businesses. And More

Morning Security Brief: Russian Terrorist Leader Killed, U.S. Contingency Plan for Olympics, Border Security Update, And More

Russian police have killed a terrorist leader from Dagestan ahead of the Olympic games; the United States prepares its contingency plan for the Winter Olympics; U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits the U.S.-Mexico border; and more.

Obama Announces Plan to Change NSA Metadata Program

President Barack Obama proposes to move metadata storage out of the hands of U.S. spy agencies.

Morning Security Brief: Obama to Announce Changes to NSA, Study Exposes Government Security Threat, And More

President Barack Obama is set to announce changes to the NSA's surveillance program, 41 percent of government employees are putting their agency at risk, and Congress moves to block changes to the U.S. drone program.
 




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