NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Virtual Worlds May Be Used as Spy Hubs

Intelligence officials are concerned that online worlds such as "Second Life" may make attractive terrorist hubs.

Private Sector Provides Recommendations on Preparedness Standards

A group of private-sector associations, including ASIS International, have issued a report on security standards being mandated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Intelligence Chief Discusses Annual Threat Assessment with Congress

Speaking before a Senate Committee, the head of U.S. Intelligence discussed the continuing threat from al Qaeda as well as concerns about political instability, WMD, and other issues.

FBI Planning Massive Biometric Database

The Federal Bureau of Investigation wants to create a major database of physical characteristics in an attempt to better identify criminals and terrorists.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

U.S. Government Tests Its Hacker Defenses

The "Cyber Storm" war game was the biggest of its kind ever, says AP.

Bush's Budget Proposal Bolsters Border Security

The additional funding will increase the number of fences, border agents, and illegal immigration raids on workplaces.
 




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