NEWS & ANALYSIS

TSA Releases Voluntary Security Recommendations for Protecting U.S. Highways

The recommendations focus on securing hazardous materials moved on the nation's roadways, because the material could be used in a terrorist attack.

Anti-Terror Toxin Rules May Impede Research and International Cooperation, Say Experts

Scientists complain of red tape that hinders their ability to construct research facilities that handle deadly agents and share such agents with international partners.

TSA to Widely Deploy New Passenger Screening Technologies

TSA will deliver Advanced Technology X-ray and Passenger Imaging units to a second wave of U.S. airports.

Shipping Industry Balks at TSA's Approach to Cargo Security on Passenger Airplanes

Critics say TSA must provide a qualified product list for cargo screening technologies and fund cargo shippers participation in its Certified Cargo Screening Program.

NIST Calls for Better Technologies to Spot Infrastructure Decay

NIST will invest in research to develop technology that can identify critical infrastructures in need of repair and replacement.

New Laptop Bags Could Make Life Easier for Travelers and Security

Travelers would no longer have to remove their laptop computers from their carry-on bag during security screening.

Americans Returning from Overseas Find Their Electronic Devices Searched and Seized

But does it violate the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable search and seizure?

Climate Change Harms National Security, Says Top Intelligence Official

A top intelligence officer told Congress that climate change could have wide-ranging effects on U.S. national security.

Airlines, Embassies Against Collecting Biometric Info on Exiting Foreigners

Both groups say it is the responsibility of the federal government to administer the exit portion of the US-VISIT program.

DHS Designates 7,000 Sites as High-Risk for Attack

The facilities range from chemical plants to colleges.
 




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