NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Drone Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and More

Drones used for surveillance on U.S. soil; U.S. strikes cybersecurity agreement with Russia, Inspector General vacancies criticized, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Security Transition in Afghanistan, TSA Solicits Public Comments, and More

NATO-led troops officially handed over security responsibility to Afghan troops; the TSA solicits public comments about its full-body scanners; the EU cybersecurity agency gets expanded authority, and more.

Morning Security Brief: More on NSA Surveillance Controversy, Identity-Theft Prevention, and Cloud-Computing Security

Controversy over NSA surveillance continues as do leaks from Edward Snowden. The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance on its identity-theft Red Flag rule. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment a draft document on assessing risk of federal agency cloud computing.

Morning Security Brief: National Security and U.K. Information Requests, Diplomatic Security, and Cybersecurity

Facebook and Google want the government to let them reveal more about national security data requests. The United Kingdom's intelligence agencies asked for private communications data more than 1,200 times last year. An outside investigative unit is looking into claims that officials tried to protect diplomatic security agents from allegations of criminal activity. A Pentagon cybersecurity budget outline says $23 billion to be spent through 2018.

Morning Security Brief: National Security Debate, FEMA Corps, DHS Budget, and More

More on the debate regarding the National Security Agency's tracking of citizen phone records, the first FEMA Corps class graduates, the House ups the homeland security budget, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Organized Retail Crime, Explosives Detection, Transportation Screening, and More

New report shows organized retail crime (ORC) down slightly but more than 90 percent of stores surveyed still say they were hit by ORC groups. Two articles look at advances in explosives detection devices that may make it out of the lab. Screening of electronic devices at borders and of passengers at airports are the subject of reports. And more

Morning Security Brief: Cybersecurity Job Market, Homeland Security Funding, Plane Spotters Help FBI, and More

Colleges and universities are creating new programs to fill the need for cybersecurity careerists. The Las Vegas Metro area has been dropped from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's urban funding program. Plane Spotters at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are helping government authorities. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Statue of Liberty Security Screening, Nuclear-Weapon Plants, Crime Stats, and More

The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed since Superstorm Sandy, will reopen July 4, but security screening will be in Manhattan before passengers board boats headed to the landmark, rather than on Ellis Island. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz vows to improve nuclear plant security, particularly at Y-12, the site of a protest break-in last year. FBI releases preliminary crime stats for 2012, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Chemical Facility Security, DHS Software Vulnerability, FBI Nominee, E-Mail Privacy, and More

Concerns about how well the Department of Homeland Security is handling its chemical facility security responsibilities may lead to funding cuts. A software vulnerability has put at risk personal details of DHS employees holding security clearances. Texas legislature passes strong e-mail privacy bill. And more.

Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts

The sheer magnitude of materials being shipped to United States daily creates the possiblity of a nuclear device to go undetected, but there are ways to combat that threat, a panel of experts says.
 




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