NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

From the Archive: Calculating the Margin of Terror

How likely is it that Hezbollah in Lebanon would launch suicide attacks or engage in kidnappings during an election year? Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, head of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, said that the right data combined with the right software can answer that question.

Morale Problems Persist at DHS

The GAO reports average employee morale at DHS is still lower than the average morale of the federal workforce.

Official: Dirty Bomb Detectors Were Deployed During the Olympics

A British official says a dirty bomb attack was a real fear during the 2012 Olympics.

Morning Security Brief: Lawsuit Seeks Detention Data, Report Gives Biometric Advice, and Passengers Uncover Security Lapse

A lawsuit seeks to force immigration officials to turn over detention data, a government report offers best practices for facial recognition, and barcodes on boarding passes could warn passengers about airport screening practices.

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.
 




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