NEWS & ANALYSIS

Suspicious Activity Reporting

Part III of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: One of the architects of the Suspicious Activity Reporting program shares insights into its formation and expansion.

Military Threat Level Raised to FPCON Bravo

According to the directive, FPCON bravo indicates an "increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity" present at U.S. bases. DoD officials say the change is just a precaution.

Are We Still At Risk Ten Years After 9-11?

This piece is Part I of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus. In this issue we examine the evolving terrorist threat and the progress made in understanding and countering it.

Are Intelligence Strategies Too Focused On Safe Havens?

Failed states may not be the terrorist havens experts once thought. More attention should be given to weak and corrupt nations.

Former DHS Chief Calls Interoperable Communications Failure "a National Disgrace"

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the United States’ inability to achieve interoperable communications between first responders “a national disgrace” during a speech Wednesday that assessed how far homeland security has come since 9-11.

Science: Securing Synthetic Biology

Scientists who sequence the DNA of pathogens have adopted guidelines to limit the opportunities for criminals to get access to such research.

Experts Testify on Al-Shabaab Before the Homeland Security Committee

In Rep. Peter King's third installment of "Radicalization within the Muslim American Community," a panel of experts testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security on al-Shabaab.

White House Announces Transnational Organized Crime Strategy

The White House's new transnational crime strategy includes sanctions, intelligence sharing, cash rewards, and visa restrictions.

Militant Group Seeks Removal From Terrorism List, Has Lawmaker Support

Supporters and some government officials want Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group that wants to topple Iran's government, to be removed from the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. Government documents raise questions about whether the group has given up terrorism.

San Diego Law Enforcement Warns that Hotels Could Be Used For Bomb-making Labs

A recently published bulletin warns that hotels provide a low cost, covert base of operations that could be used by potential terrorists operating bomb-making labs.
 




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