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Guidance for Working in Disaster Areas

- New standards are designed to help security contractors operate safely in areas with weakened rule of law.

As the Availability of Drugs Increases, More Young People Become Abusers

- The demand for drugs in America is growing, and particularly among young people, the rate of drug use has increased, according to the United States Department of Justice's annual National Drug Threat Assessment.

Food Safety

- In light of a new federal law overhauling the nation’s food safety program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined its new regulatory strategy for increasing the safety of imported food. Also, the FDA released its five-year plan to guide the agency through its expanding priorities for protecting public health. See both documents for details.

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.

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