NEWS & ANALYSIS

Industry, Lawmaker Question TSA Surface Transportation Security Programs

Rep. Mike Rogers and industry representatives questioned aspects of TSA surface transportation security programs during a hearing yesterday.

Denver FBI Warns of Jihadist Wildfire Threat

The FBI’s Denver Field Office has warned Colorado and Wyoming law enforcement of the potential threat that jihadists could start wildfires as a form of terrorist attack.

The 'Art of Clandestine Courier Delivery' Helped Bin Laden Stay Hidden for So Long

Bin Laden recognized that practicing good OPSEC made operations slower, but saw it as a necessary trade-off for secure communication.

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Train to Detect 'Mother of Satan'

Peroxide-based explosives are one of the newer threats domestically and abroad, said Cody Monday, an ATF dog trainer. ATF teams travel nationwide to train and certify law enforcement and military explosives detection dogs.

Myspace Settles with FTC Over Shady 'Pre-Acquisition Advertising Practices'

A social networking site has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it misled users about how their personal information was being used.

Transitioning Technologies For Use By First Responders

The commercialization of technologies to help first responders was discussed at a House hearing today by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate First Responders Division Director.

Al Qaeda Worried Collateral Damage From Chemical Attacks Would Hurt Its Image

In 2007, al Qaeda suspended using chlorine gas as a weapon while waiting for guidance on whether or not to continue the practice, according to documents published online.

Truman Project Releases National Security Manual

A D.C.-based leadership institute released its biennial national security manual to provide policy-makers and national security practitioners with a tool to quickly understand hot topics in national security.

Morning Security Brief: UC Davis Report Released, Hotel Hacked, Tahrir Square Protests Pick Up and More

UC Davis police used poor judgment in handling Occupy protestors, report says. Hackers target hotels. Protesters back in Tahrir Square. And more.

A Model of Intelligence Sharing

How the Colorado Information Analysis Center became a model for the rest of the states and the Department of Homeland Security.
 




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