NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

TSA Launches "Airside" Security Program for Airports

Officials hope to bolster coordination between airport operators, airlines, and local law enforcement to better secure airport tarmacs and service areas.

Bioterrorists Still A Threat

The risk of a terrorist attack with biological weapons is greater than ever, but the U.S. is not prepared for the inevitable.

Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hack Attack

One company's SCADA software could allow hackers to shutdown or take over certain critical infrastructure operations.

DHS to Upgrade HSIN Information Sharing Portal

DHS awards a five-year contract for upgrade of its primary situational awareness and information sharing portal for state and local partners, the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).
 




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