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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.

Morning Security Brief: Lapses at Northern Airports, Blackwater Founder Starts Private Army, and How Poverty Relates to Guns

- Drug traffickers are using northern airports to move contraband, Blackwater founder raises a private army on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, and a college grant leads to studies of poverty and gun violence.

Morning Security Brief: Aftermath of Bin Laden's Death, Concerns About Contractors, and Terrorist Suspects Arrested in Germany

- Analysis begins on of how Bin Laden's death with affect the global terrorism fight. Difficulties persist in ferreting out corruption among private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. German authorities announce the arrest of three suspected al Qaeda members.

Securing the State

- Sir David Omand questions whether Western democracies can develop a mature consensus on what is reasonable, prudent, and sustainable regarding our intelligence institutions.  

Morning Security Brief: Border Security, Terror Alerts, and a Guilty Verdict for Enron Executive

- Lawmakers and witnesses spar at a Senate Committee hearing on border security, the government contemplates replacing the color-coded terror alert system, and the conviction of former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling is upheld by an appellate court.

Witnesses Express Outrage and Concern Over Full Body Scanners at Hearing

- Lawmakers this morning heard a litany of concerns and complaints from witnesses who testified that full body scanners were ineffective, invasive, unconstitutional, and possibly unhealthy.

Police Worry About Sovereign Citizen Movement, SPLC Reports

- The Southern Poverty Law Center says law enforcement from across the country have contacted it to report “a dramatic increase” in the level of sovereign citizen activity.
 




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