11/26/2013 - A federal judge has ordered the White House to declassify all of the legal opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court after May 2011 that relate to Section 215 of the Patriot Act. In a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the judge noted that the disclosures made by Edward Snowden require greater transparency and that disclosure of the opinions is necessary for an informed debate on the issue of government surveillance and privacy.
09/06/2013 - The National Institute for Standards and Technology has come out with an updated version of the standard specification Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Card used by government employees and contractors. It has a stronger authentication credential. It does not require existing cards to be replaced.
08/29/2013 - An evaluation of FEMA's response to Superstorm Sandy was published in July of this year, outlining challenges and successes for the federal agency in dealing with one of the deadliest and most destructive U.S. storms on record.
08/16/2013 - A leaked NSA internal audit from the Snowden files shows that the NSA's domestic surveillance program violated privacy thousands of times; violence continues in Egypt; and a study finds vulnerabilities in the nation's nuclear power plants.
08/12/2013 - "Stop and frisk" ruled unconstitutional; Critics say President Obama’s handling of the NSA surveillance scandal is insufficient; Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that low-level drug crimes will carry less severe penalties; most embassies in the Middle East reopen after terrorism scare; and more.
07/31/2013 - As NASA moved data to the cloud, a new report says it has not met security requirements; Afghanistan's private security monopoly is raising concerns; the Bradley Manning verdict on whether he 'aided the enemy' is expected today, and more.
07/15/2013 - New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is recommended for the top homeland security job, cybercrime as a business, and some protests turn violent after the verdict is announced in the Zimmerman trial.
06/17/2013 - The House of Representatives has approved the 2014 Defense Authorization Act; states are using driver’s licenses to establish photo databases for law enforcement; and Apple says that the government made thousands of requests for data over the past several months.