NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Draft Security Plans for the World Trade Center Modeled Off London's Ring of Steel

Critics say the plan will create a traffic nightmare.

Recent Prosecutions Reveal China's Network of Spies

Intelligence officials warn China has recruited a vast network of spies to gather confidential information on U.S. military technology as well as private corporate technology.

No Evidence Terrorists Can Produce Nuclear Weapon

DHS' chief intelligence officer tells Congress that al Qaeda is still searching for scientists with the expertise to produce a nuclear weapon.

US-VISIT Poorly Managed, Probably Behind Schedule

The GAO says DHS spent a third of a biometric program's funding before determining whether it was cost-effective.

End in Sight for Pentagon Intelligence Unit?

A controversial Pentagon intelligence office may be closed down, depending on the results of an impending review by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.
 




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