NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Afghan Pact Stalled, Security Clearances Questioned, Healthcare.gov Security, And More

The U.S.-Afghan security pact is still not finalized after controversy over an expected letter from President Obama apologizing for mistakes made during the war; a GAO report outlines recommendations for a more regular review of security clearances; experts testify on Capitol Hill that Healthcare.gov should be shut down until its security flaws can be fixed; and more.

Morning Security Brief: Deadly Typhoon Ravages Philippines, HealthCare.gov Project Manager Testifies, and Cybersecurity Report

Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines over the weekend, and now relief workers are warning of a potential health emergency in the nation; the project manager of HealthCare.gov says he was kept in the dark about major security problems with the federal health insurance site; and EY (formerly Ernst and Young) releases a report on businesses and cybersecurity.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Spying in Spain, HealthCare.gov Fixes Major Security Flaw, Terrorism in Beijing, And More

A Spanish newspaper reports that the NSA spied on tens of millions of phone calls in the country; a security flaw in the design of HealthCare.gov that could have exposed personal information to hackers has been fixed; the Chinese government says it believes the deadly car crash in Tiananmen Square was a suicide attack; and more.

For Companies Doing Business in Remote Regions, Self-Sufficiency and Preparedness are Critical

Sub-Saharan Africa is a growth region, offering many opportunities to international companies. But businesses considering opening an office in this region would do well to consider how they will provide staff who must work or travel there with emergency response services, such as medical care and crisis evacuations.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Intelligence-Gathering, Iranian Nuclear Talks in Geneva, and Dry-Ice Bombs at LAX

Leaked documents reveal the NSA has collected hundreds of millions of personal e-mails and live-chat address lists, many from Americans. Closed-door talks begin today in Geneva on Iran's nuclear program. Four dry-ice bombs, two of which exploded, have been found in a Los Angeles airport.

Morning Security Brief: Obamacare Database Secure, Arkansas Arms Teachers, World Leaders Discuss Syria

The data collection system used for Obamacare applicants has passed critical security testing; 13 Arkansas school districts can continue to use teachers as armed guards; and Russia outlines its plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.

Morning Security Brief: Syria Says It Will Relinquish Chemical Weapons, Tech Companies File Suits with FISA Court, And More

Syria's prime minister says his nation will accept a proposal to relinquish its chemical weapons stockpile to international control to avoid a military strike, France will bring a formal resolution to the U.N. security council on the proposal, more technology companies file suits with FISA for more details on its secret spying program, and more.

Morning Security Brief: TSA's PreCheck Expands, U.S. Cybersecurity Framework Criticized, And More

The TSA's expedited airport screening program will be coming to 60 more U.S. airports this year, a draft of the Cyber Security Framework is considered ineffective, world leaders gather in Russia, and more.

Secretary of State John Kerry Makes the Case Against Syria and for U.S. Action on Chemical Weapons

After laying out evidence, Secretary of State John Kerry said that history would judge the United States harshly if it failed to act after the use of chemical weapons by Syria.

Morning Security Brief: British Rejects Military Move in Syria, Al Qaeda's role in Syria, So-Called U.S. "Black Budget" Leaked

British parliament votes to reject the use of military force in Syria; a CNN.com opinion piece outlines how an al Qaeda affiliate is aiding the opposition forces in Syria; and Snowden leaks the so-called U.S. "black budget" with details about spy-agency spending.
 




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