NEWS & ANALYSIS

President Approves New Laws on Trade Secrets and Surveillance

The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.

Morning Security Brief: Nonlethal Ammunition, Drone Pilot Promotions, Preliminary Hearing on Holmes Shooting, and More

A new non-lethal ammunition. Drone pilots get promoted less than their traditional counterparts. Prosecutors to present evidence against the Aurora shooter. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Documents Denied, Drunk Passengers Cause Emergency Landing, Gun Background Checks, and More

A U.S. judge denies access to drone strike documents. A flight is forced to land after drunk passengers try to storm the cockpit. FBI sees a record number of firearms background checks. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Benghazi Report, Stand Your Ground Shooting, Boy Brings Gun to School, Retailer Removes AR-15 Rifles

A report on Benghazi says security there was grossly lacking. Florida's "stand your ground" law has been cited as justification in a pizzeria shooting. A Utah boy brought a gun to school for "protection" in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings. Dick's Sporting Goods has removed from sales the semiautomatic rifle used in the killings.

Morning Security Brief: Stalking Apps, Man Indicted for Sharing a Link, Charlotte Wants to Expand Surveillance Network

"Stalking” app legislation introduced. A man is indicted for sharing a link to stolen information. Police in North Carolina want access to private surveillance cameras. And more.

New Federal Laws Address Whistleblowers and Border Security

President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.

Drone Strikes Create Complications in International Security Law

The legality of drone strikes was a recurring theme among panelists speaking on national security and armed conflict at the 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law, held today at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.

Arecont Threatens IPVM with Legal Action over Critical Blog Post

A surveillance camera manufacturer sends a cease-and-desist letter to a writer questioning their marketing tactics.

EEOC Announces Record Recoveries

The EEOC has announced that the agency recovered a record amount of money for victims of discrimination in fiscal year 2012. The EEOC released the numbers as part of its first Performance and Accountability Report.

Justice Department Releases Guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Department of Justice has released guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and how the agency enforces the law.
 




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