NEWS & ANALYSIS

Government to Fund Synthetic Telepathy Research

A team of researchers at University of California Irvine will study the use of synthetic telepathy.

TSA Now Recognizes Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

As of Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration is recognizing checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.

Al Qaeda Strengthens Its Ability to Attack the United States

A top intelligence analyst says al Qaeda has strengthened its ability to attack the United States despite recent U.S. successes in striking militant strongholds.

DHS Short List for National Laboratory Sites Raises Eyebrows

Some critics question whether political clout led to the inclusion of a low-rated Mississippi site on the short list of possible locations for a $451 million national laboratory that will research dangerous diseases and other biothreats.

DHS Releases National Emergency Communications Plan

The Department of Homeland Security releases its National Emergency Communications Plan, which aims to improve communications and interoperability within and between states.

EU Fears New U.S. Pilot Program Acts as Visa in Disguise

The U.S.'s new Electronic System for Travel Authorization mandates that all foreign travelers from visa-waived countries fill out an online questionnaire three days before entering the country.

DHS Stresses the Dangers of Improvised Explosive Devices

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says almost every Western terrorist attack since 9-11 has involved improvised explosive devices.

Israeli Aviation Security Falls Short, Says FAA

The FAA's findings come one year after an Israeli committee told the government that aviation security is in a "catastrophic state."

GAO: Much Work Remains in Information Sharing Effort

Stakeholders cite progress in the post-9-11 effort to establish a universal Information Sharing Environment (ISE), but the government's watchdog agency says large issues remain unresolved.

Managing Flood Risk a Shared Responsibility, Army Official Says

The federal government is not the only player in protecting the country from flooding, an Army official told a congressional hearing today.
 




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