NEWS & ANALYSIS

A Department Under Fire

The Department of Homeland Security has been criticized for poor management, but a new focus could get the agency back on track.

Lawmakers Request Briefing on Panga Boat Smuggling

Panga fishing boat smuggling is on the rise off the coast of California and recent events have spurred lawmakers to request a meeting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Details on Capture and Treatment of 9-11 Masterminds to Stay Secret

All information about the arrests of the five men suspected of organizing the 9-11 attacks will remain secret indefinitely, a military judge has ruled.

Federal Cybersecurity Perspective: Interview with Laura Mather, Ph.D.

An interview with Dr. Laura Mather, cofounder and chief visionary of Silver Tail Systems.

Left of the Boom

The goal of all those engaged in the fight against improvised explosives is to find ways to detect and prevent them, which they call getting “left of the boom.”

Operation Backfire: Eleven Down, Two to Go

The largest eco-terrorism case in U.S. history may be closing in on its final chapters.

Fusion Centers Spark Debate at DHS Anniversary Discussion

The truthfulness of a controversial congressional investigative report looking into DHS support for fusion centers became a point of debate between a DHS lawyer and an ACLU representative during a homeland security panel discussion Wednesday.

Morning Security Brief: Homeland Security’s Secret Twitter Account, Smart Meter Privacy Issues, Black Friday, and More

DHS has a secret twitter account. Researchers find that smart meters can be used to pick burglary targets. The Mall of America bans teenagers on Black Friday. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Petraeus Scandal, Skype Hack, and Response Time Disparities

The media gives conflicting reports on whether Petraeus mistress Paula Broadwell had access to classified information. Skype patches security hole. Ambulance response times vary widely across Los Angeles, an investigation finds.

Researcher: Empowering Civil Society is Right Approach to Disaster Recovery

Local organizations, like churches, charities, and businesses, should lead recovery efforts rather than government after natural disasters, a researcher argues.
 




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