NEWS & ANALYSIS

Revised VT Report Exposes New Details of Shooting

A newly revised version of Virginia's official report on the Virginia Tech massacre provides new details on how police and university officials responded to the initial discovery of the first two shooting victims, reports The New York Times.

GAO Criticizes Park Service's Risk Management Practices

The National Park Service does not have a systematic approach to risk management, which could leave the millions of people who visit national parks and icons vulnerable to terrorist attack and other criminal activities, according to the Government Accountability Office(GAO).

Cheap Sensor Can Detect Trace Amounts of Toxin and TNT in Water, Researchers Report

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new hypersensitive sensor they hope will help protect the nation's water supply from contamination by terrorists or industrial leaching, the university's news site reports.

Does "Excited Delirium" Account for Some Taser Deaths?

A controversial new study contends that some people who died after being tased or subdued by police did not die from the shock or the restraints but from a rare disorder, reports Wired.com's Danger Room.

DHS Wants Your Input For Homeland Security Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security is seeking the online input of the American people to help guide a departmental review that will determine the departments' strategies for protecting the country from natural hazards and terrorist attacks.

Danger! Danger! The Science Behind Gut Feelings

The New York Times explores why some of us perceive danger well before others.

Smart Guns to Prevent Friendly Fire Unworkable, Lab Says

After the recent friendly fire accident that killed an off-duty New York police officer, the New York Police Department investigated technology that could prevent these tragedies in the future. There's one major complication: the lab researching the technology says it's currently nonviable.

As Economy Worsens, More Americans Fear Card Fraud and Identity Theft

A majority of Americans fear having their identities stolen as well as other types of fraud, particularly involving payment cards, according to a new survey by the Unisys Security Index.

United States and Germany Sign Research Treaty to Protect Homeland Security

The United States and Germany signed a civil security research treaty today that will open top-secret U.S. laboratories and their research and development to its cross-Atlantic ally, Spiegel Online reports.

Survey Helps Show Why Radicalization Less of a Problem in U.S. than Elsewhere

A new survey on American Muslims helps show why radicalization in the United States is less of a problem than in other regions such as Europe and provides a complex picture of just who American Muslims are and an insight into whether they are achieving their American Dream.
 




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