NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

TSA to Extend Post-9-11 Security Rules to Private Jets

The business aviation community is angered by a new TSA proposal that would impose post-9-11 security rules on private aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds.

An Inauguration Like No Other

The Washington, DC, area's law enforcement is bracing for an expanded inauguration day like no other, reports The Washington Post. Because of the historic nature of the event, security officials have to prepare for a long weekend rather than just President-elect Barack Obama's parade and swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

Foreign Hackers are Overwhelming U.S. Government Computers, says Analyst

Foreign hackers have accessed between half and all of the U.S. government and military computers they “have an interest in,” according to one analyst.

NRC Strengthens Security at Nuclear Plants

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) yesterday approved final rules enhancing and expanding security at the nation's nuclear power reactors.

Maps Show Areas Where People Most Prone to Death by Natural Disaster

New maps created by two academics may help emergency management policymakers and local emergency responders reduce fatalities from natural disasters or at least plan accordingly.

Washington, DC, Prepares for Inauguration Day

Federal and state officials tasked with protecting President-elect Barack Obama's Inauguration Day celebrations broadly outlined their security strategy today as the nation's capital prepares for an unprecedented mass gathering.

India Outlines Intelligence and Security Overhaul After the Mumbai Attacks

The Indian government outlined a broad strengthening and reorganization of its security and intelligence agencies after more than 170 people were killed during a terrorist assault on the city in late November.

Directive Puts "Irregular Warfare" on Equal Footing with Traditional Combat

A new directive requires the Pentagon to "step up" its abilities to fight unconventionally.
 




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