NEWS & ANALYSIS

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.

U.S. Approves Cybersecurity Standards for Nation's Electrical Grid

The standards come after a government cyberattack last year destroyed a power plant's electric generator.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

U.S. Utilities Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

The former head of DHS' cybersecurity division says U.S. utilities are vulnerable to coordinated hacker attacks.

Chertoff: Europe May Be A Staging Ground for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S.

The DHS chief told the BBC that Europe's recent problems with homegrown terrorists worries the United States that the continent could be a staging ground for attacks against America.

U.S. to Build International Database for World's "Worst of the Worst"

The FBI is leading an effort to get international partners to create an international criminal and terrorist database for exchanging biometric information between countries.

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

DHS Cuts Cost of Secure Licenses

DHS has stretched out implementation deadlines to make it cheaper on states to implement REAL ID.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.
 




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