02/25/2011 - Senior leaders in the U.S. government simply don’t understand the state of the art in data technology, and until they do, intelligence fusion and cybersecurity efforts will falter, former Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen said Thursday
02/11/2011 - The White House hopes to spend more than $10 billion on a dedicated national frequency spectrum band and network that will support voice and data traffic for first responders, President Obama announced this week.
02/02/2011 - The Obama Administration has come out in favor of simply allocating unused radio frequency spectrum to the nation’s first responders, rather than auctioning off the bands to wireless companies with the condition that they prioritize emergency traffic.
01/18/2011 - A Boston city councilor has filed an ordinance to require city business-license seekers who interact with the public to submit to fingerprinting and a national background check to ensure they are not violent criminals.
11/08/2010 - New York Times reveals how the lack of information sharing among U.S. agencies was a possible factor that led to the Mumbai attacks. U.S. Army asks private sector to make better bomb-handling robots. And American and Australia strengthen security ties.
11/04/2010 - Keeping Guantanamo Bay detainees out of the United States and streamlining congressional oversight are among the top priorities of Peter King (R-NY3), the Republican expected to retake the reins of the House Committee on Homeland Security in the new Congress.
11/04/2010 - The SEC has issued a proposal for comment to clarify how whistleblowers can win awards by reporting fraud. The Director of National Intelligence announces progress in gaining stronger authority. Agents find a tunnel used to smuggle drugs. The European Union approves liquid explosives screening equipment. And more.
11/02/2010 - Yemen charges Anwar-al-Awlaki with incidtement to kill foreigners; Facebook sets up a resource to help fight cyberbullying; FISA revisions are set in new rules of procedure for the court, and a ruling to uphold a firing of a school employee is questioned.