Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/29/2011 - Matthew Harwood interviews Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, CPP.
Homeland Security: Homeland Security
09/29/2011 - A government program aims to usher security technology from the drawing board to the marketplace more quickly.
Government: Maritime Security
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.
Legal Report: Terrorism
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.
SM Online: Travel Security
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.
SM Online: Travel 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)
Book Reviews: Security Management
09/29/2011 - Experts from military and law enforcement weigh in on security’s human side.
Daily Headline : Proprietary Information Protection
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.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
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.
Daily Headline : Legislation
09/13/2011 - Law enforcement and local officials say states shouldn’t be forced to honor out-of-state concealed-carry permits.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
09/08/2011 - Every year the Bureau of Prisons loses potential revenue because of illegal cell phones.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
08/19/2011 - Military body-armor testing flaws revealed. A new wireless communication software holds promise for first responders. A look at how the FBI tries to trace hacker steps. And more.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
08/10/2011 - The State Department is at the forefront of federal efforts to develop continuous monitoring capabilities for computer networks.