NEWS & ANALYSIS

Government Problems Regarding Security Stem from Secrecy

ABC News correspondent Pierre Thomas told attendees of ASIS International's global terrorism conference that the government would do better to release more information on security threats rather than keep Americans in the dark.

Budget and Staffing Cuts Hurt Federal Protective Service

A string of embarrassing security lapses and failures has shaken faith in the FPS's ability to police and protect federal property.

New Report Says Right-Wing Extremism Growing in U.S.

The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a sharp increase in hate crimes against Hispanics, but a prominent immigration reform group named in the report says the data is misleading.

I.E.D. Explodes in New York City

The blast damaged an armed forces recruiting station before sunrise early this morning.

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Radiation Detection Machine Tests Inconclusive, Report Says

Despite their previous statements that the radiation detection machines worked, DHS now says a new round of tests cannot show whether the machines can "detect and identify actual objects that might be smuggled."

E.L.F. Strikes Seattle Suburb

Five luxury homes deemed "eco-friendly" by developers were set ablaze by radical environmentalists acting on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front.

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.
 




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