07/15/2009 - The bill could ease the burden of 2005’s REAL ID Act and allow residents of non-compliant states to board commercial flights after Jan. 1. Critics say it would eviscerate post 9-11 identity fraud protections.
07/15/2009 - Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano has formed a bipartisan task force to review the color-coded terror alert system instituted after 9-11 to communicate the threat of terrorism to the United States.
07/13/2009 - Researchers in the United Kingdom have devised a laser test that can determine the recent whereabouts of an individual by analyzing hair strands. According to the Guardian, the British government wants to use the new technology to test the alibis of terrorism suspects and asylum seekers.
06/16/2009 - States and cities at risk of natural disasters and terrorism will receive nearly $1.8 billion in federal preparedness grants to protect, prevent, respond, and recover from potential calamities this fiscal year, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
06/08/2009 - A Washington Post story from Saturday provides more evidence that narcotraffickers are looking to build remote-controlled self-propelled semi-submersibles to smuggle drugs risk-free from Colombia into the United States.
05/14/2009 - The U.S. public health sector faces the monumental challenge of administering two separate flu shots per person this coming winter, not to mention as many as three per child, according to a top vaccinologist.
04/29/2009 - FEMA appointee W. Craig Fugate is director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management; ICE designee John T. Morton is Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.