Rep. King to Push Consolidated DHS Oversight

Keeping Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the United States and streamlining congressional oversight are among the top priorities of Peter King (R-NY3), the Republican expected to retake the reins of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the new Congress.

Morning Security Brief: Radical Cleric Charged, Cyberbullying Help, FISA Rules Revised, School Firing Upheld

Yemen charges Anwar-al-Awlaki with incidtement to kill foreigners; Facebook sets up a resource to help fight cyberbullying; FISA revisions are set in new rules of procedure for the court, and a ruling to uphold a firing of a school employee is questioned.

Counterterror Shift in Yemen?

The recent foiled plot by suspected terrorists in Yemen has drawn attention to United States' options for attacking militants in that country.

Explosive Materials Found in U.S.-Bound Parcel

The discovery of explosive materials in a U.S.-bound air parcel put stateside law enforcement on high alert Friday, according to press reports.

Senator's Report Calls for Closing the "Terror Gap"

Sen. Frank Lautenberg continues his fight to empower the attorney general with the ability to deny suspected terrorists the ability to purchase firearms and explosives to help prevent a commando-style terrorist attack against the United States.

Panetta: Jordanians Warned CIA about Khost Suicide Bomber

Security reforms including red-teaming and more robust training of operatives are planned.

Report: Taliban Link to U.S. Base Guards

Guards hired to provide security at U.S. bases in Afghanistan have links to the Taliban, according to a Senate investigation.

Fusion Centers and SARs Will Help Disrupt Homegrown Terrorists, Says Napolitano

The Department of Homeland Security will continue to strengthen its support for state-based intelligence fusion centers and suspicious activity reporting to combat the escalating threat of homegrown terrorism, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Wednesday.

Government Contractor's Surveillance of Activists Causes Outrage Across Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania's homeland security office is under fire for hiring a private intelligence firm that monitored the activities of law-abiding, peaceful activist groups.

War on Al Qaeda Affiliates Succeeding but Long-term Persistence Critical, CIA Vets Say

The United States and its allies are effectively beating back al Qaeda and affiliated movements around the world, but to waver would let the groups quickly regain strength, four senior veterans of the effort said Wednesday

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