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.

Morning Brief: U.S. Weapons Systems Designs Hacked, Google Investigated, and More

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.

Morning Security Brief: Obama Gives National Security Speech, Washington State Bridge Collapse, and More

President Obama gives a national security speech addressing drones and Guantanamo Bay, a bridge collapses in Washington State, and the latest on the terror attack on a British soldier.

Morning Security Brief: Government Surveillance, Illegal Immigrant Apprehensions, Drone Attacks, and More

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.

ASIS International and BICSI Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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.

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