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Reflections, Regrets, and Resolutions

- Part II of Security Management's 9-11 Anniversary Special Focus: ASIS leadership recount how they dealt with events on that day.

Homeland Security Announces Preparedness Grants for FY 2011

- Grant awards are less than last year, but Secretary Napolitano is confident fiscal responsibility will allow the country to do more with less.

Afternoon Security Brief: Police Scandal Brews in the U.K., U.S. Sued for Torture, and Union Pacific Upgrades Security

- U.K. Police are accused of mishandling data, U.S. contractors can sue the U.S. for torture, and Union Pacific agrees to upgrade security on trains originating in Mexico.

Are We Still at Risk?

- 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.

Complacency May Be the Real Enemy

- How the threat, and our response to it, has evolved since terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Morning Security Brief: Body Armor Concerns, Wireless Communications Hope, Hacker Investigations, and More

- Military body-armor testing flaws revealed. A new wireless communication software holds promise for first responders. A look at how the FBI tries to trace hacker steps. And more.

Morning Security Brief: No Immunity for Rumsfeld, Drones in Mexico, TipSoft Expansion, and More

- An appeals court rules that two U.S. citizens can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their detention and torture in Iraq. Officials confirm drones to be used over Mexico. Utah launches an online tip service. And more.

DHS Looks to Regulate Purchase of Ammonium Nitrate

- With an eye toward preventing another Oklahoma City-style terrorist attack, the Department of Homeland Security today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to regulate the sale and transfer of ammonium nitrate, a commonly used chemical compound in agricultural fertilizer and explosives.

Morning Security Brief: Government Surveillance, Counterfeiting, Border Security, and More

- The government won't give Congress numbers on how many wiretaps it has used. DHS seizes 16 Web sites. Government agency social media sites are vulnerable. And more.

Terror Watch List Suspects Held Pilot Licenses

- Twenty-seven licensed pilots and aircraft mechanics should never have been issued licenses because of their connections to terrorist groups.

Urban Area Perspective—Minneapolis

- Security Management interviews Rocco Forté, assistant city coordinator for emergency preparedness and regulatory services for the City of Minneapolis.  

Morning Security Brief: Norwegian Tragedy, Heroism, and Security; Drug Cartels; Use of Force; and More

- Norway grapples with tragedy and future security questions. LA Times details cartel activities. Victoria, Australia, considers stricter rules for private security. Websense warns against fake news links. And more.

Counter Terror and Homeland Security Work Present Challenges for Law Enforcement

- The post-9-11 focus on counterterror and homeland security has presented challenges to law enforcement, but it has also provided some crime-fighting benefits. The changes are part of a new report from RAND Corporation.
 




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