NEWS & ANALYSIS

TSA Takes Over Matching Passengers to Watch List from Airlines

The Department of Homeland Security says by assuming responsibility of the Secure Flight program there will be fewer false matches between passengers and terrorists.

DHS Will Not Meet 2012 Deadline to Scan All Cargo

Concerns that scanning costs too much, hurts trade, and intrudes on foreign countries has sunk DHS' ability to scan 100 percent of incoming cargo to the United States by Congress' 2012 deadline.

DHS Inspector General Criticizes TSA Controls of Screener Badges, Uniforms, and ID Cards

The Inspector General's report said the TSA had to improve its controls over its security officers' badges, uniforms, and ID cards before a security breach occurred.

Staffing Shortages at FBI Hamper Financial Crime Investigations

Since 9-11, the FBI has reassigned one-third of its agents to counterterrorism and intelligence duties, depleting its criminal investigations units.

Cybersecurity No Longer a "Stepchild," says DHS Chief

Teens and twenty-somethings, who long neglected network security, are now aspiring to "master protection of electronic systems," said Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Houston First Responders to Go Interoperable

Houston should soon award a $107 million contract with Motorola to provide the city's first responders with an interoperable radio system for emergency response.

US May Have Illegally Listened in on Citizens' Calls

The Senate is looking into allegations that the National Security Agency listened in on and shared information about calls made by Americans living abroad.

New Israeli Stink Bomb Provides Safe Way to Disperse Protesters

The Skunk, Israel's new crowd control device, provides a safe way to chase away protesters without causing bodily harm.

Controverisal Satellite Spying Program Set to Begin

The Department of Homeland Security is set to start a controversial satellite spying program, despite privacy concerns.

Congress Sets Conditions on DHS Spending Resolution

Congress has put several conditions on the Department of Homeland Security's appropriations.
 




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