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FAQs: Whole Body Imaging

- Security Management digs into the questions surrounding whole body imaging technology.

REAL ID Deadline Pushed to 2011

- Delay will allow people to use newer, noncompliant state-issued IDs for federal purposes like boarding commercial airline flights while Congress considers a reform bill.

Sensitive But Unclassified Info: Keep It Simple, Task Force Says

- The Obama Administration seeks to speed up information sharing and boost transparency by eliminating more than 100 different and often conflicting designations and markings used by different federal agencies.

Example of Shoebomber Worries Critics of Imprisoning Gitmo Detainees Inside U.S.

- Recently released court documents show that the strict restrictions placed on convicted shoe-bomber Richard Reid have been eased as his prison sentence has worn on, stoking fears that prisoners at Guantanamo will receive the same benefits if imprisoned inside the United States, according to Reuters.

Technology Shortfalls, Costs, and Logistics Among Impediments to Cargo Screening, Says Homeland Security Head

- Speaking at a congressional hearing on transportation security challenges,Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano laid out the many impediments to achieving 100 percent screening of maritime cargo.

Rural Illinois Prison Wants Gitmo Detainees

- Officials from the Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Defense yesterday toured the Thomson Correctional Center in rural Illinois to evaluate whether the nearly vacant prison could safely and securely house detainees from the prison complex at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

House Passes Chemical Facility Security Standards

- Tough and controversial new antiterrorism standards for chemical facilities passed the House last week, setting up an upcoming battle in the Senate.

DHS Official Outlines Federal Support to State-based Fusion Centers

- During a speech yesterday, a high-level official from the Department of Homeland Security explained how his office will support the nation's rapidly expanding network of state-based intelligence fusion centers created to share information across all levels of government to help prevent terrorist attacks.

Iraqi Government Arrests Security Personnel After Twin Suicide Blasts

- The Iraqi government has arrested approximately 60 members of the security forces after twin suicide bombings ripped through Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 155 people in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Iraq since the 2003 invasion.

Lawmakers, State Officials Say FEMA's Homeland Security Grant Evaluation Tool Flawed

- Lawmakers and state officials today criticized an initiative that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) created to measure the return on investment from homeland security grants provided to states for preparedness.

Congress Boosts DHS Funding 6.6 Percent for 2010; Targets Cybersecurity

- Spending bill headed to President Obama's desk would ban transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. soil and places conditions on construction of a new bio/agro defense facility planned in the heartland.

A Peek Inside the U.S. Government's Transportation Security Lab

- At New Jersey's Transportation Security Laboratory, government scientists test cutting-edge screening technology and brainstorm ways to fool current devices.

Panel Says Terror Alert System Works Better for Institutions Rather than Public

- Institutions, including the private sector, are much better served by the color-coded terror-alert system created after the 9-11 attacks than the public, a bipartisan task force created to reevaluate the system reported yesterday.
 




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