NEWS & ANALYSIS

First Guilty Verdict in Operation Rhino

Yesterday, a Minneapolis janitor was convicted on five terrorism-related counts for facilitating the recruitment and travel of young men to join a Somali terrorist organization

Morning Security Brief: Earl Brown Dies, Navy Officer Pleads Guilty to Spying, Thai Security, and More

A security guard dies after being shot by police responding to his call. A Canadian officer pleads guilty to espionage charges. The government says security is improving in the most violent region of Thailand. And more.

Federal Perspective: Interview with Steve Lord

An interview with Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Problems at Fusion Centers Tied to Poor Training

A Senate report on DHS support for state and local fusion centers savages the department's training of personnel detailed to the intelligence shops.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

GAO: Agencies Should Address Drone Security and Privacy Concerns

Congress's watchdog says federal agencies should address drone privacy and security concerns sooner rather than later.

Creating Public Support for SARs

A survey indicates several hurdles to public reporting of suspicious activity, including a basic understanding of what to report.

Gates: Military Strike on Iran Would Be 'Catastrophic' to Global Security

An Israeli or American attack against Iran’s nuclear program has the potential to be a counterproductive geopolitical disaster says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Morning Security Brief: Hurricane Isaac, Detect-to-Protect, Gun Purchases Study, and More

Hurricane Isaac projected to make landfall Tuesday. New bioagent detection system undergoes trial in Boston. Ten percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago came from two suburban gun shops. And more.

DHS-FBI Intel Bulletin Warns About Anarchist Threat to Conventions

Anarchists throwing acid-filled eggs and Molotov cocktails bolstered by social media and smartphones may be a problem for the cities hosting the Republican and Democratic Conventions over the next two weeks, according to a joint DHS-FBI intelligence bulletin.
 




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