NEWS & ANALYSIS

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

State Homeland Security Advisors Unhappy with Federal Government

A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .

Homegrown Terrorists Plead Guilty to Waging War on U.S. Government

Three suspects in a Los Angeles jihadist cell have pled guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges and highlight the problem of violent radicalization in U.S. prisons.

Less Private Intelligence Contractors, Says Congressional Report

A joint congressional report tells the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to find the appropriate balance between contract employees and civilian government employees.

Update: 11,000 Illegals Work in British Private Security

The number of illegal aliens working as private security guards in Britain is twice what was originally thought, revealed the Home Secretary last week.

Israel to Vote on Detention Law Extension for Security Suspects

Israel moves to extend detention of security suspects with minimal oversight.

Fingerprint Collection Increases at Dulles

DHS has begun collecting 10 fingerprints per international visitor to increase security and accuracy. The policy will extend to all ports of entry by the end of 2008.

Cyberattack on Nuclear Laboratory May Have China Link

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, according to a government memo, suffered phishing attacks possibly from China.

Virtual Border Fencing A Go Despite Problems

Virtual fencing, to be deployed by the Department of Homeland Security, may not work as contractor promised.
 




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