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Morning Security Brief: "Stop and Frisk" Ruling, Surveillance Controversy Continues, Drug Crime Sentencing Examined, and More

- "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.

Morning Security Brief: NASA's Data Vulnerability, the Bradley Manning Verdict, Afghanistan Security Forces, and More

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: NSA Defunding Bill Fails, U.K. Forensics Program Criticized, Colleges Hacked, and More

- A bill restricting the NSA's wiretapping efforts narrowly failed in the House, the UK's forensic science program may have been mishandled, and more.

Intelligence Collection: Who Needs to Know?

- When it comes to intelligence, what does the government need to have and what does the public have a right to know?

Morning Security Brief: Search for New Homeland Security Chief, Cybercrime Trends, and More

- 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.

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano Resigns

- Janet Napolitano, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, has announced that she is resigning her post to be nominated as the next president of the University of California (UC) system.

Morning Security Brief: Defense Authorization Act, Facial Recognition, and Government Data Requests

- 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.

Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure Underway

- As stakeholders work to shape a new cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure, they highlight some options and the challenges inherent in devising such standards.

Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

- As stakeholders work to shape a new cybersecurity framework for critical infrastructure, they highlight some options and the challenges inherent in devising such standards.

Gen. McChrystal Challenges Conventional Military Strategies in GovSec Keynote

- Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.

Morning Security Brief: Border Security, Children and Internet Risks, IRS Scandal, and More

- Government border security numbers questions by new report; study of real-world ramifications of Internet pictures depicting children in sex acts; more on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Bird Flu Source Suspected, Syrian Rebels and Chemical Weapons, and More

- Chinese scientists theorize that the nation’s poultry markets could be spreading bird flu, a U.N investigator says that Syrian rebels are likely using chemical weapons, and a law making possession of a cell phone in prison a felony might lower crime rates among inmates.

Morning Security Brief: Government Seeks Wiretap Powers, New Suspect Charged in Ricin Case, and More

- A government task force is drafting legislation to allow real-time interception of online communications, another suspect is arrested in the ricin case, and a government employee may pursue his whistleblower case against the Department of Homeland Security.

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