While state fusion centers are generally lauded as a reasonable effort to improve information sharing among intelligence agencies and law enforcement, they are raising fears among civil libertarians because of the amount and type of information collected and shared.
For the paper by the privacy advocacy group EPIC, click here.
Aug 03, 2007 -Presidential hopefuls Senator Barak Obama (D-IL) and the former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney each made news yesterday offering how they would improve the security of the United States.
Jul 19, 2007 -With all the kinetic commentary on the National Intelligence Estimate's analysis that al Qaeda is resilient and revamping to attack the United States, comes this interesting bit of news about the leader of its affiliate in Iraq, al Qaeda in Mesopotamia: He's a ghost.
Jul 09, 2007 -The House Homeland Security Committee released a report today detailing "critical leadership vacancies" at the Department of Homeland Security due to the department's seeming "overpolitization" of top posts.
Jul 06, 2007 -Does the U.S. Need a Unified Security Budget? On Boston Globe's op-ed page yesterday, two security experts - Lawrence Korb from the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of defense and Miriam Pemberton of Foreign Policy in Focus - argued the United States needs a unified security budget.