NEWS & ANALYSIS

Two Titans Team Up for National Preparedness and Response

The Red Cross and the Business Roundtable have joined forces to strengthen the nation's disaster preparedness and response.

Small and Medium Homeland Security Stocks May Have Peaked

Reuters reports this week that although U.S. security spending is still rising, small and medium-sized homeland security stocks may have hit their peak.

Head of Intelligence Community Defends Updated FISA

Mike McConnell argued that Congress should make the expanded surveillance powers they permitted in August permanent.

Port Radiological Sensors Delayed and Overbudget

A government audit says the development of high-tech sensors to detect radiation at ports and border crossings is hamstrung by poor coordination between government agencies and is overdue and overbudget, reports the AP.

DHS to Vet Private Aircraft Passengers

Pilots will have to provide passenger manifesto an hour before departure.

Is Britain Becoming a Surveillance Society?

A new poll and report says "Yes."

McConnell Recants

Stronger surveillance law not used to spy on German jihadists.

National Response Plan Lacks Substance Say Critics

The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.

In Memoriam

Today marks the sixth anniversary of September, 11, 2001. On that crystal clear morning, 2,998 people perished due to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a downed plane on a stretch of land in Pennsylvania. Five of the victims were members of ASIS International. Each died as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Osama Bin Trotsky?

Is Osama Bin Laden reading Marx and Chomsky?
 




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