Daily Headline : Legal Issues
11/01/2007 - Police shot Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes in a tube station a day after suicide bombers failed in attacks against London.
SM Online: IT Security
11/01/2007 - FTC announces Operation Spam Zombies to reduce spam.
SM Online: Terrorism
11/01/2007 - NRC researchers issue recommendations related to anthrax.
11/01/2007 - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chertoff issues his report on restructuring the department.
Cybersecurity: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
10/31/2007 - 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.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
10/31/2007 - 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.
Homeland Security: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
10/31/2007 - 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.
Legal Report: Legislation
10/31/2007 - 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.
10/29/2007 - 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.
10/29/2007 - 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.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
10/29/2007 - 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.
International: International Security
10/29/2007 - Sub-Saharan African countries are making slow progress on governance, corruption, and basic political rights, says the World Bank.
SM Online: How-to
10/29/2007 - Get this new U.S. Postal Service guide on handling suspicious mail.