NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Is Homeland Security a Quixotic Quest?

A political science professor argues most homeland security expenditures are a waste of precious resources that could be put to better use.

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.
 




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