NEWS & ANALYSIS

Napolitano Outlines Broad Homeland Security Agenda

Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano outlined the Department of Homeland Security's broad agenda yesterday during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs.

The Five W's of U.S. Cybersecurity

In an essay for former intelligence officers, a government cybersecurity advisor argues the United States faces a cybersecurity crisis that needs immediate attention before it undermines the nation's economic and cybersecurity.

The President's New Armored Limousine

As part of a time-honored tradition, President-elect Barack Obama will make his way down Pennsylvania Ave. toward his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in a newly-christened armored limousine.

No Credible Terrorism Threats to Super Bowl, Although Vulnerabilities Exist, Says Intel Assessment

U.S. intelligence officials have found no credible terrorism threats to this year's Super Bowl, but a joint FBI and DHS intelligence assessment found gaps in security.

Obama to Combat Flow of U.S. Arms to Mexico

With the majority of weapons smuggled into Mexico coming from the United States, President-elect Barack Obama promised Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a summit yesterday that he would do everything in his power to stop the cross-border flow of guns from America, reports The Houston Chronicle. (Updated)

Biodefense Lab Finds Home in Manhattan, Kansas

The Department of Homeland Security approved plans yesterday to build a biodefense lab in Kansas despite fears that a pathogenic release could spread deadly diseases throughout the mid-West's agricultural sector.

Mumbai-like Attack a Possibility in U.S. City, Officials Testify

The commando-style attack by terrorists over a four-day period in Mumbai that killed approximately 170 people could be the template for a similar assault on an American city or shopping center, intelligence and law enforcement officials testified yesterday before a Senate hearing.

DHS Ready for Spillover of Violence from Mexico

The Department of Homeland Security has developed a border surge plan if the drug-fueled violence that plagues Mexico spills over into American border states, reports The New York Times.

Transportation Plan Unveiled for Inauguration Weekend Activities

The U.S. Secret Service has unveiled its transportation plan for the long inauguration weekend starting Saturady, January 17, through Wednesday, January 21, 2009.

Lieberman Addresses Homeland Security Committee's Agenda for New Year

Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, discussed his committee's priorities for the new year yesterday after meeting with the Democratic governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to head the Department of Homeland Security.
 




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