NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Financial Industry Ready for Pandemic Flu

A new public-private report says the financial industry would remain operational during a severe global pandemic flu, even as absenteeism reached 49 percent.

CBP Examining More Cargo, Says GAO

The CBP has increased the security of the overseas supply chain by screening more and more cargo containers destined for the United States, says the government watchdog.

ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

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.
 




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