NEWS & ANALYSIS

Hospital Irradiation Machines a Nuclear Security Risk

Pentagon panel recommends scrapping the more than 1,000 machines currently in use.

White House Unveils New Homeland Security Strategy

President Bush lays out his second strategy to protect the nation since 9-11.

Background Checks for NASA Scientists Blocked

A federal appeals court issued a temporary injunction on a Bush directive requiring background checks on NASA scientists.

Surveillance Legislation Expected

A bill to overhall the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) has reportedly been drafted by the chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.

Public Information Can Aid Terrorists, Says Report

A new RAND report says publicly available information can make an attack easier for terrorists to perpetrate.

Remote-Control Toys a Terrorism Risk?

Toy remote controls may pose a terrorism risk, says TSA.

Agriculture Inspections Compromised

The 2002 decision to transfer agriculture inspections to Customs and Border Protection has hurt the nation's ability to protect against foreign pests.

DHS Extends Border Fencing 145 Miles

The department completed its goal of laying down 70 miles of fencing by the end of September.

FBI Director Mueller Discusses Terrorism Threat

Al Qaeda is not, in the words of FBI Director Robert Mueller, "an organization that will go quietly into the night." Speaking recently to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mueller said that "Just as the FBI has changed and developed new tactics to confront al Qaeda’s asymmetrical warfare, al Qaeda has also adapted." He spoke of a "three-tiered threat."

Part of Patriot Act Struck Down as Unconstitutional

FISA, as amended as part of the Patriot Act, violates the Fourth Amendment, rules judge.
 




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