NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Illegal Worker Discovered in Parliament

In the latest security lapse, an illegal worker who fled Heathrow security three years earlier was found working as a cleaner at Parliament.

White House Seeks IT Security Spending Hike

The Bush Administration looks to strengthen the U.S.' IT security spending by 10 percent for FY 2009.

Little Progress Made on Airport Security Screening Technology

Deployment of new technology at airport security checkpoints has been slow, leaving travelers vulnerable, say experts.

Chertoff: U.S. Backsliding on Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the U.S. could be falling behind on homeland security.
 




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