Oct 03, 2013 -The clandestine Silk Road online marketplace was shut down and its operator arrested due to illegal activity. The government shutdown could create an opportunity for hackers to infiltrate government websites. And a Russian hacking group has stolen massive amounts of data from the National White Collar Crime Center.
Oct 01, 2013 -A majority of the Department of Homeland Security's work force will remain on the job during the U.S. government shutdown; two Marine Corps leaders are ordered to retire early after a security breach last year on a base in Afghanistan; Nigeria adds more security in and around schools after a deadly shooting on a university campus; and more.
Sep 27, 2013 -The United Nations Security Council's permanent members reach an agreement on Syria, iPhone hacker gives an interview, a Senate subcommittee discusses a program that would use biometrics to track when those on visas leave the U.S., and more.
Sep 19, 2013 -More is being learned about the chain of events leading up to the deadly Navy Yard shooting; President Obama calls for a sweeping review of the security clearance process; and the European Network and Information Security Agency issues a mid-year threat landscape report on global malicious cyber activity. Plus news about how authorities are dealing with gangs.
Sep 18, 2013 -Just how a person with as many red flags as Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis received clearance to work as a federal government contractor is under investigation. At the same time, a Pentagon inspector general report on related but different contractor vetting issues cites problems with vetting that did not catch felonies. A child predator app is now available for the public to help law enforcement. FBI crime statistics show violent crime up slightly. Private Security patrols are expanding in Oakland, California, neighborhoods. DHS Inspector General issues report on border agents' use of force.
Sep 17, 2013 -Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
Sep 16, 2013 -Negotiations over the weekend have ended with an agreement as to how Syria will hand its chemical weapons over to international peacekeepers. The White House has been ordered to declassify legal opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media improperly, according to a government report.
Sep 12, 2013 -The data collection system used for Obamacare applicants has passed critical security testing; 13 Arkansas school districts can continue to use teachers as armed guards; and Russia outlines its plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.