09/29/2011 - A federal appeals court has ruled that the Department of Homeland Security should have solicited public comments via the federal rulemaking process before it deployed controversial body scanners at airport security checkpoints.
(Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security, No. 10-1157, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 2011)
09/28/2011 - According to a report from the Director of National Intelligence, more than one million federal employees hold top secret clearances. The total number of people holding security clearances last year exceeded 4.2 million.
09/28/2011 - Terror watch list standards revealed. A Justice Department Document shows how long cellular companies store customer information. Al-shabaab says it recovered a downed U.S. drone. And more.
08/09/2011 - An appeals court rules that two U.S. citizens can sue former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for their detention and torture in Iraq. Officials confirm drones to be used over Mexico. Utah launches an online tip service. And more.
07/29/2011 - The U.S. Department of Defense has proposed a rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement that would regulate the safeguarding of unclassified documents and establish reporting procedures to bring information breaches to light.
07/28/2011 - There are roughly 5,000 nuclear warheads deployed and ready for use around the world, according to a new study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Click to find out what else the institute learned about the world’s nuclear powers.
07/28/2011 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) may not exempt itself from violations of the federal Privacy Act, according to a federal appeals court. The appellate court ruled that the DHS could not exempt itself because the Privacy Act clearly states that the government must provide civil remedies for failure to keep accurate records.