Site Map - Homeland Security

Morning Security Brief: Intelligence Failure, Bomb-handling Robots, and International Security

- New York Times reveals how the lack of information sharing among U.S. agencies was a possible factor that led to the Mumbai attacks. U.S. Army asks private sector to make better bomb-handling robots. And American and Australia strengthen security ties.

Rep. King to Push Consolidated DHS Oversight

- Keeping Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the United States and streamlining congressional oversight are among the top priorities of Peter King (R-NY3), the Republican expected to retake the reins of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the new Congress.

Morning Security Brief: Radical Cleric Charged, Cyberbullying Help, FISA Rules Revised, School Firing Upheld

- Yemen charges Anwar-al-Awlaki with incidtement to kill foreigners; Facebook sets up a resource to help fight cyberbullying; FISA revisions are set in new rules of procedure for the court, and a ruling to uphold a firing of a school employee is questioned.

Morning Security Brief: Gang Membership, Bomb Plot Investigation, Secure Flight Goes Live, and More

- While gang membership is up sharply in recent years, violent crime is not. Secure Flight goes into effect today. Clues to the origins of last week's attempt to send bombs via planes are followed. And more.

Explosive Materials Found in U.S.-Bound Parcel

- The discovery of explosive materials in a U.S.-bound air parcel put stateside law enforcement on high alert Friday, according to press reports.

Supply Chain

- DHS offers a catalog of best practices and a framework for full supply-chain risk assessment for members of its C-TPAT program. The catalog is also accessible for nonmembers.

Moving Cargo Securely

- A look at what companies that join the post-9-11 C-TPAT program have to do and how their efforts contribute to homeland security.

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice

- Charles P. Nemeth does the impossible: he presents the complex, heavily bureaucratic, and continuously evolving world of homeland security.

Shots Fired at Pentagon

- Bullets struck a window and facade of an unoccupied area early Tuesday; a similar incident occurred recently the National Museum of the Marine Corps outside Washington.

Senate Bill to Reform Federal Protective Service Introduced

- Leadership of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming the beleaguered Federal Protective Service, which is responsible for the security of roughly 9,000 federal sites nationwide.

Biosurveillance Fusion Center Faces Information Sharing Hurdles

- The National Biosurveillance Integration Center faces the same stovepipes and turf battles that plagued earlier information-sharing efforts.


- The National Biosurveillance Integration Center was envisioned as a fusion hub for intelligence on biological threats, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds common obstacles (.pdf)—technology and bureaucracy—have hindered its progress.

Explosives Detection

- Attempted terrorist attacks over the past year show that the threats posed by concealed explosives remain as dynamic as ever. Researchers continue to explore technology that could improve our ability to detect such threats before it's too late. Sidebar: Interoperability for Screening Technology

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