Site Map - Government

Prison Searches

- Prison officials are protected from liability for using technology to search visitors for drugs. In the case, a prison facility scanned visitors for drugs using a portable ion scanning machine. Individuals who were screened argued that the scan violated their Fourth Amendment rights but the appellate court disagreed, ruling that the machine was not intrusive.

Homeland Security

- A Government Accountability Office report evaluates the Department of Homeland Security’s progress in implementing its homeland security programs.

Morning Security Brief: TSA in Tennessee...Debunked, Soldiers and Rabies, Google's Latest Transparency Report, and More

- TSA's myth buster addresses reports of TSA checkpoints on Tennessee highways. The DoD warns troops about rabies. The number of government requests for Google user data rises. And more.

Refining Risk Management

- How to turn risk assessments into effective risk communications.

Morning Security Brief: Gaddafi's Fate, Ordnance Disposal, Secure Communities, and More

- Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi may be dead; U.S. working to confirm. Ukrainian researchers develop a nonexplosive ordnance-disposal method. Doubts about yesterday's Texas "terror plot." Was it just a bad prank? And more.

Morning Security Brief: Police Officer DNA, Cyberattacks on Control Systems, Domestic Militias, and More

- Police don't want their DNA in the national database. Anonymous may be interested in targeting utilities. One expert says DHS isn't tracking domestic militias. And more.

Two Months Later, Post Columnist Sticking to His Account of 'TSA Scam'

- And New York Post editors remain silent on the issue.

Morning Security Brief: Data Breaches, Olympic Training, Codis, and More

- The SEC urges corporations to report data breaches. Police in the UK will undergo special Olympic training. And scientists scrutinize the FBI's proposed changes to Codis. And more.

U.S. Earns Low Marks on Bio-Response Report Card

- The first thing that stands out on the annual bio-response report card issued by the WMD Center is the number of red boxes marked F, indicating a “failure to meet expectations.”

Looking Ahead: Disaster Response

- Associate Editor Matthew Harwood interviews Lt. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, CPP.

Watching Over the Waterways

- When most people think about small watercraft, they're probably thinking jet skis and pontoon boats. The U.S. Coast Guard however, thinks of how easy it would be for an attacker to weaponize one of these innocuous-looking vessels.

Morning Security Brief: Police Contact Statistics, Commuters Become Unwitting Smugglers, and More

- Black drivers were three times as likely as whites to be searched at a traffic stop, according to a newly released Bureau of Justice Statistics survey. Drug traffickers smuggle drugs from Mexico in other people's vehicles and luggage. Deception detection called into question. An more.

Morning Security Brief: FBI to Change Rape Definition, Domestic Violence, Cyberattacks on Utilities Increase, and More

- Law enforcement officials plan to define rape more accurately. Domestic violence accounts for one-third of all murders in Milwaukee. A sharp increase in cyberattacks on utility companies are occurring. And more.

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