INFORMATION

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Whistleblowers

- A bill (S. 494) that would protect federal employees who disclose information about government wrongdoing has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Can I See Some ID?

- Telling a real credential from a fake.

London's Police Guilty of Shooting Death of Innocent Man

- Police shot Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes in a tube station a day after suicide bombers failed in attacks against London.

Kill the Zombies

- FTC announces Operation Spam Zombies to reduce spam.

Anthrax Attacks

- NRC researchers issue recommendations related to anthrax.

DHS Report

- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff issues his report on restructuring the department.

Quick Bytes: Homeland security.

- Many core components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have weak information-security practices and controls in areas such as risk assessment, security testing and evaluation, and remedial action plans, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

Mail Handling Reviewed

- Mail handling procedures at the U.S. Postal Service need improvement, according to an analysis of the Postal Service’s handling of the October 2003 incident in which an envelope marked “Caution: Ricin Poison” was discovered in an airmail facility.

Mail Handling Reviewed

- Mail handling procedures at the U.S. Postal Service need improvement, according to an analysis of the Postal Service’s handling of the October 2003 incident in which an envelope marked “Caution: Ricin Poison” was discovered in an airmail facility. @  Read the full report via SM Online.

Radiation sources

- A Senate bill (S.1150) introduced by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) would require that the government establish a mandatory tracking system for all radiation sources in the United States. Violators would face civil penalties.

Quick Bytes: Data mining

- Federal agencies are data mining personal information for a variety of purposes, from detecting fraud and abuse in government programs to finding evidence of criminal activities.

A Close Eye on Iris Recognition

- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE) to gauge the state of this type of biometric technology.

Too Much Focus on Terrorism?

- A recent GAO report that predated Katrina is nonetheless right on point in looking at the dangers of a federal response effort that focuses too heavily on terrorism.
 




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