NEWS & ANALYSIS

Virtual Fence Won't Be Operational for 3 Years

Technical problems discovered in the virtual fencing system's prototype have led DHS officials to push back its deployment date to 2011.

Intelligence Sharing Falters at State and Local Levels

An internal DHS report obtained by The Wall Street Journal shows intelligence sharing has slightly improved, but states still complain of barriers.

Specter: Deport Convicted Illegal Immigrants

Senator says the cost of incarcerating illegal aliens combined with high rates of recidivism make deportation logical.

Homeland Security Secretary Testifies on Budget Requests

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testified in front of the Senate yesterday, outlining his department's 2009 budget requests.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Restricting Use of State Secrets Privilege

At a recent Senate hearing witnesses discussed proposed legislation that would subject assertions of state secrets privilege to judicial review.

European Countries May Require Biometrics on Visitors

The European Union is considering proposals that would require all non-European visitors to submit biometric data before crossing European borders.

Senate Authorizes Surveillance Expansion

The Senate has approved a measure that would expand the government's clandestine surveillance powers.

Defense Analyst and Three Chinese Nationals Arrested for Spying

A Defense Department analyst and three Chinese Nationals have been arrested in espionage-related cases.

Report: Threat to Nuclear Reactors Underestimated

A new report finds that the risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus have been underestimated.

Laws Needed To Govern CCTV, says Surveillance System Developer

The president of a surveillance system developer urges Congress to establish laws regarding the use of surveillance technologies.
 




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