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Watching Over the Waterways

- When most people think about small watercraft, they're probably thinking jet skis and pontoon boats. The U.S. Coast Guard however, thinks of how easy it would be for an attacker to weaponize one of these innocuous-looking vessels.

Morning Security Brief: Police Contact Statistics, Commuters Become Unwitting Smugglers, and More

- Black drivers were three times as likely as whites to be searched at a traffic stop, according to a newly released Bureau of Justice Statistics survey. Drug traffickers smuggle drugs from Mexico in other people's vehicles and luggage. Deception detection called into question. An more.

Morning Security Brief: FBI to Change Rape Definition, Domestic Violence, Cyberattacks on Utilities Increase, and More

- 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.

Looking Ahead: Disaster Response

- Matthew Harwood interviews Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, CPP.  

DHS Tries to SECURE Innovation

- A government program aims to usher security technology from the drawing board to the marketplace more quickly.

Watching Over the Waterways

- 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.

Chemical Facility Security

- 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.

Transit Security

- 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.

Airport Screening

- 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)

Enhancing Human Performance in Security Operations—International and Law Enforcement Perspectives

- Experts from military and law enforcement weigh in on security’s human side.

More Than Four Million Hold U.S. Security Clearances

- 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.

Morning Security Brief: Terror Watch List Standards, Stored Cell Phone Information, Narco Zoos, and More

- 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.

Law Enforcement Come Out Against National Right-To-Carry Act

- Law enforcement and local officials say states shouldn’t be forced to honor out-of-state concealed-carry permits.

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