NEWS & ANALYSIS

DHS Eases REAL ID Implementation Requirements

DHS may also back away from previous deadline requirements to make the plan more palatable to states.

Security of Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Questioned

Critics say the RFID chips embedded within the licenses are better suited for tracking cargo, not verifying people's identity.

TSA May Have Tipped Agents Off to Security Test

The Associated Press reports that the Transportation Security Administration appears to have thwarted a security test "by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents."

Bush Issues Information-Sharing Report

The White House issues its strategy for information sharing in the war on terrorism.

DHS Releases "Chemicals of Interest" List

Companies holding these chemicals beyond a certain quantity will have to submit to DHS' Top-Screen, an online risk assessment tool.

Problems with the Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Maritime industry stakeholders voiced their frustration with the new biometric ID-cards aimed at securing the nation's ports.

Canada's Porous Border

The country's auditor general says border security may be as bad as it was 20 years ago.

Local Law Enforcement Counterterrorism Efforts Highlighted

Senior police officers tell Congress why they are the "first preventors of terrorism."

New York Governor's New Plan Would Still Give Licenses to Illegal Aliens

Plan would create three separate but secure driver's licenses.

DHS Embraces Blogging

One more example of the blogging trend among top government officials.
 




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