NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Government Shutdown and DHS; Marine Leaders Disciplined, School Security in Nigeria, and More

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.

Morning Security Brief: UN Deal on Syria, iPhone Hacker, Biometrics Exit Program, and More

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.

Morning Security Brief: More Details Emerge about Navy Yard Shooter; Obama Orders Review of Security Clearance Process; And More

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.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter's Clearance Under Scrutinty, Child Predator App, Private Security Patrols, and More

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.

Morning Security Brief: Navy Yard Shooter Had Pattern of Misconduct, ACLU Releases Report on FBI Abuse of Power, And More

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.

FBI Seeks Public's Help in Washington Navy Yard Shooting

The FBI encourages the public to go to FBI.gov to look at the picture of shooter Aaron Alexis and call 1-800-CALL-FBI if they have any information.

Military Contractor from Texas Identified as Dead Suspected Shooter in Washington Navy Yard Rampage

Twelve people are confirmed dead from a shooting spree that began this morning at the Washington Navy Yard. One shooter is dead. Another is suspected to still be at large, reports CNN.

Morning Security Brief: Agreement on Chemical Weapons, FISA Court Opinions to be Aired, and DHS Use of Social Media Criticized

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.

Morning Security Brief: Obamacare Database Secure, Arkansas Arms Teachers, World Leaders Discuss Syria

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.

New Technology Could Help First Responders Save More Lives

New radar-based technology will help first-responders find survivors buried deep in rubble after a disaster such as an earthquake.
 




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