09/30/2011 - Law enforcement officials plan to define rape more accurately. Domestic violence accounts for one-third of all murders in Milwaukee. A sharp increase in cyberattacks on utility companies are occurring. And more.
09/29/2011 - When most people think about small watercraft, they probably think fondly of good times and activities like waterskiing or fishing. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), however, thinks of how easy it would be for an attacker to weaponize one of these innocent-looking vessels, as was done in the attack on the U.S.S. Cole.
09/29/2011 - A bill (S. 473) that would extend the government’s Chemical Facility Anti-terrorism Standards (CFATS) program through October 2014 has been approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. The measure must now be considered by the full Senate.
09/29/2011 - Read a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General’s office that found that the nation’s rail transit system remains vulnerable to terrorist attacks despite the billions spent on security.
09/29/2011 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security should have solicited public comments via the federal rulemaking process before it deployed controversial body scanners at airport security checkpoints.
(Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security, No. 10-1157, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2011)
09/28/2011 - According to a report from the Director of National Intelligence, more than one million federal employees hold top secret clearances. The total number of people holding security clearances last year exceeded 4.2 million.
09/28/2011 - Terror watch list standards revealed. A Justice Department Document shows how long cellular companies store customer information. Al-shabaab says it recovered a downed U.S. drone. And more.