NEWS & ANALYSIS

Court Upholds Firing of Federal Air Marshal for Disclosing Sensitive Information

The Department of Homeland Security had the right to fire a whistleblower who provided sensitive information to a reporter in 2003, an administrative judge for the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled yesterday.

A Peak Inside al-Qaeda's Insurgent Strategies

A review of the first English translation of an al Qaeda affiliate founder's guerrilla warfare strategies.

CBP Will Study Costs of Requiring Cruise Ships to Hand Over Their Passenger Reservation Data

Cruise ships departing and entering the United States may be required in the future to provide Customs and Border Protection with passenger reservation data because of terrorism concerns, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.

Words Matter in Battling Terrorism and Extremism

The Southern Poverty Law Center says that the Tea Party Movement cannot "fairly" be called an extremist group, raising the question: Why were they in a report on such groups?

Homegrown Jihadism Increased Threefold in 2009 But Remains Isolated

Cases of jihadist radicalization inside the United States last year occurred at three times the rate of any year since 9-11, but the Muslim-American community has overwhelmingly remained immune to the jihadist message, a new report from RAND states.

Terrorism Expert: America's Blindspot is the Homeland

Saturday's botched attack in Times Square continues to show that al Qaeda and its sympathizers have successfully sown the seeds of jihad on American shores, a respected terrorism expert said Friday.

Northwestern Study Finds DHS May Misallocate Homeland Security Funds

Researchers from Northwestern University say they've developed a more advanced budget allocation model that shows New York City receives too little of the homeland security funding pie and wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to consider their methodology.

Close "Terror Gun Gap," Says NYC Mayor Bloomberg and Police Chief Kelly

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other New York City metro-area leaders called on Congress Wednesday to close the "terror gun gap" that they argue makes a Mumbai-style attack against an American city easier for terrorists.

Following the Homeland Security Grant Money

Since 9-11, Congress has allocated roughly $30 billion to states in homeland security grants. Has the money been well spent?

Viewpoint: Safe Rooms are a Safe Investment

A corporate safe room is the best investment a company can make to protect its most valuable assets: its executives. (Online Exclusive)

 




Beyond Print

SM Online

See all the latest links and resources that supplement the current issue of Security Management magazine.