NEWS & ANALYSIS

DHS Invests in Hi-Tech Antiterrorism Buoys

DHS hopes the hi-tech buoys will provide an inexpensive alternative to the current practice of aircraft and satellite surveillance.

Air Marshals' Names Found on No-Fly List

Air marshals assigned to protect flights have been denied access because their names appeared on the no-fly list, according to The Washington Times .

Report: U.S. Cigarette Smuggling Still Funds Terrorism

A new Congressional report charges that cigarette smuggling in the U.S., especially in New York State, funds terrorist organizations abroad to the detriment of national security.

USDA Working Hard to Prevent Agroterrorism, Secretary Says

"More than ever, we have to assure Americans that their food is safe," Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer told agricultural security stakeholders attending the Third International Symposium on Agroterrorism.

Proposed US-VISIT Rule Requires that Travel Industry Collect Fingerprints of Foreigners Departing the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a proposed rule requiring that airlines and cruise lines collect fingerprints from foreigners before they depart the United States.

FBI: Agroterror Could Devastate Broader U.S. Economy

A top U.S. intelligence analyst says that a successful attack on U.S. agriculture could have a ripple effect through both the U.S. economy and foreign trade.

South Korea Training Cloned Detection Dogs

The BBC reports that the first cloned detection dogs are being trained in South Korea.

New WTC Plans Found in Trash Can

A homeless man Thursday found floor diagrams for the New York City's planned Freedom Tower dumped in a street-side garbage can.

State and Local Fusion Centers Plead for More Federal Funds

Without more federal funding, fusion center officials worry they will not have the resources to maintain staffing levels or continue operations.

DHS Fails to Prioritize Its Own IT Assets for Protection

DHS's inspector general calls for establishment of a new office to set priorities for protection of the agency's critical IT assets.
 




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