Beyond Print: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/12/2007 - Check out this checklist intended to help businesses prepare for the worst if a flu pandemic hits.
Homeland Security: Government Reports (GAO etc.)
Homeland Security: International Security
09/11/2007 - While “the vast majority of Muslims in Europe are not involved in radical activities,” according to the report, many Muslims in Europe are poor, unemployed, or imprisoned, which may lead to a sense of “cultural alienation and discrimination.” If these negative feelings are not given enough attention, Islamic militancy could be the unwitting result.
Legal Report: ID issues \ Identity Theft
09/11/2007 - Several bills that address identity theft are pending in the Senate. One bill (S. 1326), introduced by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), would require any person or agency that stores or controls sensitive personal information to protect that data from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. Another identity theft bill (S. 1408) is also pending in the Senate. S. 1408, which would set national standards requiring businesses to report data security breaches to customers, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. To advance, it must be taken up by the full Senate. A third bill (S. 1789), introduced by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), would enhance penalties for those who use computers to commit identity theft crimes. It would also provide law enforcement officials with more money to investigate and prosecute identity theft.
Beyond Print: IT Security
09/11/2007 - DHS has taken huge strides toward better protecting its networks, says the agency’s inspector general.
Homeland Security: Physical Security
09/06/2007 - Protection of critical nuclear assets at the Department of Energy has fallen short of expectations and may not meet scheduled security changes, says an internal Department of Energy report,
Government: Legal Issues
09/06/2007 - In a work force of increasing religious diversity, managers must understand what the law says about individual rights and religious expression on the job.
International: International Security
08/23/2007 - China’s nuclear weapons stockpile is expected to grow over the next decade.
Daily Headline : Privacy
08/21/2007 - "The Pentagon said Tuesday that it will shut down an antiterror database that has been criticized for improperly storing information on peace activists and others whose actions posed no threat," says an Associated Press report on MSNBC.
Legal Report: Legislation
08/21/2007 - A bill (H.R. 660) that would increase courthouse security has been approved by the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. It will now proceed to the full committee for a vote. The bill was introduced by Sen. John Conyers (D-MI), who chairs the Judiciary Committee.
Book Reviews: Terrorism
08/16/2007 - First In is one of those uncommon cases. In it, author Gary C. Schroen offers a fascinating firsthand account of the logistical and operational planning behind the CIA’s implementation of the war on terror in Afghanistan.
08/15/2007 - Efforts to shore up Canada's porous borders.