Site Map - Homeland Security

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.

Morning Security Brief: Fake ID Law, TASER Lawsuit, Border Fence Funding, and More

- Harsher penalties for fake documents in Georgia. DHS says utility facilities may be at risk. Arizona solicits donations to build their border fence. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Visa Program Problems, Biker Gang Hacking, Facial Recognition Woes, and More

- The visa program's achievements and remaining problems are examined. Someone is leaking police files to biker gangs in Australia. States increasingly working to address wrongful convictions. And more.

Urban Area Perspective - Portland

- Security Management interviews Carmen Merlo, director of the Portland Office of Emergency Management.

Domestic Spying

- A federal appeals court has ruled that the plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of the government’s domestic spying law do have standing to pursue their case. The plaintiffs, including Amnesty International as well as journalists, international aid groups, labor organizations, and attorneys, argued that the amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) violate the U.S. Constitution. The appellate court overturned a lower court’s decision—that the plaintiffs had no grounds to sue because they had no evidence that they had been harmed by the law.

Homeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues

- Joe D. Whitley and Lynne K. Zusman use experts to blend together the key legal and policy frameworks of homeland security into one cogent, concise single volume.

Morning Security Brief: Pentagon Lockdown, Al Qaeda Hit List, Tornado Tracker, and More.

- Authorities foil a plot at the Pentagon a day after news of an al Qaeda hit list. Private companies and defense contractors team up to track cyberattacks. New technology predicts the path of tornadoes. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Lawmakers Cut Budget, Companies Testify on Data Theft, and Law Criminalizes Password Sharing

- House passes reduced homeland security budget, companies testify on data breach incidents, and a new Tennessee law makes sharing passwords illegal.

Security Aid Slow to Reach Mexico

- Security aid promised to Mexico by President Bush in 2008 has been slow in reaching the country, according to press reports.

Morning Security Brief: Lawmakers Discuss Border Issues, DHS Warns Oil Industry, and the Patriot Act Extended

- Lawmakers discuss border security issues, DHS issues a warning to the energy industry, and Congress agrees to extend the Patriot Act.

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