NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Ten Fingerprint Scan Moves to O'Hare International Airport

The fingerprints will be checked against an FBI and a DHS database filled with criminals, illegal immigrants, and known or suspected terrorists.

Super Bowl a Level One National Security Event

The Super Bowl is classified as a level one national security event by the Department of Homeland Security.

Honor System at Border Will End Thursday, Says DHS

In response, senators from northern U.S. states have implored DHS to maintain oral border declarations until June 2009.

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.

TSA Tester Gets Fake Bomb Past Screener, Reports CNN

With CNN in tow, a TSA tester smuggled an IED past security at Tampa International Airport.
 




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