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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.

Biosurveillance

- 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

Aviation Security Features Prominently in 9-11 Commission Progress Report

- On the sixth anniversary of the release of the 9-11 Commission Report, the Department of Homeland Security today released another progress report on its efforts to meet many of the report's recommendations.

Washington Post Investigates "Top Secret America"

- The Washington Post has produced a massive two-year investigation into the super secret and expensive homeland security-intelligence complex that has arisen since 9-11.

Pistole Confirmed to Head TSA

- After 18 months of searching, the TSA will finally has an administrator.

White House Emphasizes Securing Supply Chain in Intellectual Property Strategy

- As part of its effort to protect U.S. intellectual property rights, the White House's new strategy emphasizes the government's responsibility for interdicting pirated products before they make it to consumers.

U.S. Needs to Stop Flow of Guns Into Mexico, Experts Say

- The United States must do more to stop the flow of assault weapons across the Mexican border, which has militarized the conflict occurring between the government of President Felipe Calderon and rival drug trafficking organizations, two border security experts argued today.

DHS May Merge Infrastructure Protection, Cybersecurity Units, Official Says

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may formally merge its units that oversee critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity in light of their closely intertwined missions, a senior agency official told Security Management.

Cargo Security

- Read the basic outline of how the Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Screening Program aims to help the air cargo industry screen 100 percent of all cargo placed on board passenger planes before the August deadline hits.
 




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