NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: ATF Criticized, Hospital Identity Theft, New Top at Al-Qaeda, and More.

Fallout continues over ATF's "Gunwalker"program. A nurse who orders credit cards using patient intake information. A new top at al-Qaeda. And other news.

Morning Security Brief: Lawmakers Discuss Border Issues, DHS Warns Oil Industry, and the Patriot Act Extended

Lawmakers discuss border security issues, DHS issues a warning to the energy industry, and Congress agrees to extend the Patriot Act.

High Death Toll for Americans in Mexico

A record number of United States citizens were killed in Mexico last year, according to the State Department.

RAND Says DHS Has No Reliable Estimates for Illegal Immigration

Researchers at the RAND Corporation believe they have found four promising methods to estimate the number of illegal immigrants who enter the United States, according to a paper released last week.

"Iron River of Guns" a Myth, STRATFOR Says

The belief that the overwhelming majority of firearms used by Mexico's drug cartels come from the United States is a myth, according to the private intelligence firm.

The Trouble with UAVs

Software glitches, high costs, and safety concerns have limited the widespread domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Living Next to a War Zone: How El Paso Stays One of America's Safest Cities

The Texas border town of El Paso perpetually ranks as one of America's safest cities despite neighboring one of the most violent and crime-infested places on earth.

December's Issue is Online

Articles on how El Paso, Texas, stays safe; security trends; biodefense; security centralization; and responding to a kidnapping round out December's online edition of Security Management

Rep. King to Push Consolidated DHS Oversight

Keeping Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the United States and streamlining congressional oversight are among the top priorities of Peter King (R-NY3), the Republican expected to retake the reins of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the new Congress.

Morning Security Brief: Background Investigations, Immigration Stats, Phone Security, and Anti-Counterfeiting Language

Federal background investigators' handling of personal data they collect needs better oversight. Immigration enforcement claims are challenged. AT&T reportedly told by government not to buy certain phone equipment from a Chinese company. And draft of anti-counterfeiting agreement no longer has most controversial provisions.
 




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