Jun 06, 2013 -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
Jun 05, 2013 -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.
Jun 04, 2013 -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.
May 30, 2013 -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.
May 29, 2013 -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.
May 28, 2013 -Chinese hackers breach some of the United States' most sensitive weapons systems designs, the European Commission investigates Google, and Senator John McCain makes a quiet trip to Syria to meet with rebel leaders.
May 23, 2013 -EFF seeks details on secret court ruling on illegal government surveillance. A look at statistics show that what happens to illegal immigrants after they are apprehended varies widely by state. Attorney General Eric Holder gives details on Americans killed in drone strikes.
May 20, 2013 -ASIS International (ASIS) and Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of the security and information technology systems industries, promote public safety, and protect critical infrastructure globally.Privacy, workforce development, and federal resources among top issues to be addressed.