NEWS & ANALYSIS

Bombing at Boston Marathon

Bombs set off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon wound nearly two dozen people and kill several people, according to reports.

New Interim Security Clearance Guidelines Address Issue of Mental Health Counseling for Victims of Sexual Assault

Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper took steps today to address an issue faced by victims of sexual assault who have or are trying to obtain a security clearance: They may fear disclosing mental health information on their application.

Morning Security Brief: Knives on Planes Defended, Bioterror Attacks, and U.K. Surveillance Laws

Janet Napolitano, head of the Department of Homeland Security, is defending the decision to allow small knives on planes. A new U.S. Department of Agriculture report says that the nation is at increased risk of bioterror attacks. Great Britain may expand its surveillance laws.

Morning Security Brief: Google and Privacy, Suspicious Activity Reports, Cybersecurity, and More

Google gets the message on privacy, GAO examines whether states and feds are sharing information on suspicious activity, Iran steps up support for Syria, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Money Laundering, PTSD Report, and Cyber Command

Senate Committee criticizes lax treatment of banks that violate money laundering laws; a report finds flaws with how the Army handles PTSD, and the DOD explains the Cyber Command mission.

Morning Security Brief: Drug Cartels, Chinese Hacking, and Drones

Cartels get creative; Chinese hackers undeterred by media attention; and civil libertarians raise more concerns about domestic drones.

Morning Security Brief: Supreme Court on Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Neo-Nazi Ties, School Security Upgrade

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police do not have to document a drug-sniffing dog's expertise to justify a vehicle search. Amazon has fired a German security company with alleged Neo-Nazi ties. Baltimore is upgrading its school security in a three-phase project.

Morning Security Brief: China's Hackers Tracked, Turkey Raids Group that Attacked U.S. Embassy, and More

Cyberattacks on U.S. interests traced to Chinese building associated with its army; Turkey goes after members of terrorist group responsible for attack on U.S. Embassy; civilians killed in Afghanistan declined. And more.

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Embassy Security, Data Privacy, Emergency Alert System Flaw

U.S. embassy security shortcomings discussed at congressional hearing; Facebook wins data privacy case in Germany; Emergency Alert System hacking vulnerability exposed.

FAA Close to Naming Six Drone Test Sites

The head of the FAA’s Unmanned Systems Integration Office, Jim Williams, says the FAA is getting “very close” to naming six drone test-sites.
 




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