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U.S. Federal Legislation: Homeland Security

- A bill (H.R. 1392) designed to track the use of homeland security grant money was included in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill, which became law (P.L. 110-161) in December. The provision requires that homeland security grant recipients submit quarterly reports describing the nature and amount of each expenditure made using grant funds. This information will be published and made available to the public on the DHS Web site.

Bomb IQ

- A government portal that helps U.S. bomb disposal technicians keep up with techniques flourishing on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq is opening to some private sector users.

Numbers

- 4 The percent of cargo containers that were targeted for manual inspection at foreign ports because of red flags raised during screening but were never examined. Reasons for the oversight include difficulty getting to the container and refusals by the host government to cooperate.

Public Safety Spectrum Auction Fails to Secure Bid

- The Federal Communications Commission auction of public safety spectrum has failed to attract a high enough bid.

U.K.: Britain's New National Security Strategy

- Prime Minister said the new national security strategy reflects the challenges and threats of a post-Cold War world.

Homeland Security Secretary Testifies on Budget Requests

- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testified in front of the Senate yesterday, outlining his department's 2009 budget requests.

Report: Threat to Nuclear Reactors Underestimated

- A new report finds that the risks of a terrorist attack on a nuclear reactor on a college campus have been underestimated.

Little Progress Made on Airport Security Screening Technology

- Deployment of new technology at airport security checkpoints has been slow, leaving travelers vulnerable, say experts.

DHS Waste

- A report from a private watchdog group criticizes the Department of Homeland Security for "billions of dollars in waste and mismanagement of taxpayer dollars."

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

- The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

So You Want to Sell to the Government?

- Security technologies' prospects rated, EU fears expansion of crime with expansion of borders, advice on reducing false alarms, and more

Homeland Security, 2nd Edition

- A collection of 41 articles that provides a variety of opinions and points of view on an extremely broad and controversial topic, making the format an excellent fit for the subject matter.
 




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