NEWS & ANALYSIS
Jun 10, 2011 -The Department of Defense (DoD) wants more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, because they've proven their worth in strikes against al Qaeda targets in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas. How to afford them is the question that the Congressional Budget Office addresses in a new report.
Jun 07, 2011 -Bank robberies and related crimes were down in the first quarter of 2011, continuing a downward trend found in the comparable quarter of 2010 and 2009 as well, according to the latest FBI report on bank crimes statistics.
Jun 06, 2011 -The U.S. government is failing to designate countries as safe havens for terrorists. The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against the state of Florida over its drug testing program. And, New York is withdrawing support for a federal fingerprinting program.
Oct 07, 2010 -A Labor Department Inspector General report finds that OSHA's whistleblower protection program falls far short of its goals, failing its own standard in 80% of cases. DHS reports recordbreaking immigration enforcement. HHS announces grants to states to develop programs for background checks for job candidates at elder-care facilities to curb patient abuse. And the GAO gives the Obama Administration a decent grade on cybersecurity progress report, but raises concerns about reaching ultimate goals.
Apr 27, 2010 -Investigators found TSA screening checkpoint vulnerabilities at eight out of eight airports they visited, the watchdog's report states.
Jul 22, 2009 -The Department of Homeland Security released a progress report today outlining how it has successfully met many of the 9-11 Commission's recommendations for protecting the country from terrorism and other hazards.
Jul 09, 2009 -The Information Sharing Environment has released its third annual report to Congress.
Apr 27, 2009 -An internal audit of U.S. naval bases says most installations have not developed an antiterrorism plan in violation of a Navy directive given after 9-11, according to the Navy Times.
Feb 24, 2009 -The state of forensic science in the United States, which helps to convict or acquit alleged criminals in court, needs to be overhauled, according to a report released by the National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council.
Feb 20, 2009 -A new report from the Defense Department's inspector general criticizes the agency for not only losing track of surplus weapons provided to friendly foreign governments, but also sending weapons to governments not authorized to receive them.