Daily Headline : Homeland Security
08/09/2011 - An appeals court rules that two U.S. citizens can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their detention and torture in Iraq. Officials confirm drones to be used over Mexico. Utah launches an online tip service. And more.
Daily Headline : Cybercrime
08/02/2011 - New York offers immunity to people who call 911 for overdose victims. A drone that can pretend to be your cell phone carrier. Government agencies to recruit at Defcon. And more.
07/29/2011 - The U.S. Department of Defense has proposed a rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement that would regulate the safeguarding of unclassified documents and establish reporting procedures to bring information breaches to light.
07/28/2011 - There are roughly 5,000 nuclear warheads deployed and ready for use around the world, according to a new study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Click to find out what else the institute learned about the world’s nuclear powers.
Legal Report: Legal Issues
07/28/2011 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may not exempt itself from violations of the federal Privacy Act, according to a federal appeals court. The appellate court ruled that the DHS could not exempt itself because the Privacy Act clearly states that the government must provide civil remedies for failure to keep accurate records.
Homeland Security: Homeland Security
07/27/2011 - Security Management interviews Rocco Forté, assistant city coordinator for emergency preparedness and regulatory services for the City of Minneapolis.
Daily Headline : Government Reports (GAO etc.)
07/26/2011 - Antitrust violators who report themselves are offered leniency, but whistleblowers are left unprotected.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
07/25/2011 - The White House's new transnational crime strategy includes sanctions, intelligence sharing, cash rewards, and visa restrictions.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
07/19/2011 - Supporters and some government officials want Mujahedin-e Khalq, a group that wants to topple Iran's government, to be removed from the State Department's list of terrorist organizations. Government documents raise questions about whether the group has given up terrorism.
Daily Headline : Risk Management
07/15/2011 - Security Management interviews Carmen Merlo, director of the Portland Office of Emergency Management.
Daily Headline : Fire Safety
07/13/2011 - New technologies under development can be used to help locate firefighters in burning buildings and determine whether they are in distress.
Daily Headline : Intelligence
07/08/2011 - A piece of intelligence touted as a “smoking gun” turns out to be a forgery. Exiles use schemes to distribute bogus intelligence to further their own ends. This and more in The Secret History of MI6: 1909-1949 reviewer Mario Possamai, CPP says.
News & Trends: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
06/30/2011 - Americans may think they are more prepared for a devastating earthquake than they truly are, according to a report on earthquake resilience authored by the National Research Council’s (NRC) Committee on Earthquake Resilience.