NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Senate Studies Nuke Attack Response

Expert witnesses outlined the tremendous difficulty of disaster response amid the terror and chaos of a successful nuclear attack against the United States.

Incident Report Revision Helps LAPD Gather Terrorism Intelligence

A simple addition to police officer's report forms has turned LAPD officers into better counterterrorism intelligence gatherers, and federal officials have taken note.

U.S. to Develop an Early Warning System for Hacks

Chertoff compares the effort to the Manhattan Project; security experts are skeptical.
 




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