09/30/2010 - The National Research Council cites numerous problems with U.S. nuclear forensics capabilities and calls on the Department of Homeland Security to stand up “a sustainable, effective nuclear forensics program.”
09/30/2010 - A consortium of international shipping organizations and military authorities has issued its third edition of best practices for mitigating risks posed by piracy on the high seas. See what measures they recommend.
09/15/2010 - Both the number of terrorism attacks and arrests have decreased for the second straight year across continental Europe as the percentage of successful prosecutions rose, according to Europol.
08/31/2010 - A new Alabama law (formerly H.B. 102) will increase the penalties for trade-secret theft. Under the new law, it will be a felony for a person to intentionally pay or recruit a third party to steal or attempt to steal a trade secret from his or her employer.
08/31/2010 - The Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs last year released its initial public list of goods believed to be produced by forced or child labor in violation of international standards. The list, which was required by the TVPRA, sorts the risks by country, good, and whether the goods were produced with child labor, forced labor, or both.
08/11/2010 - This week the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 “swine” flu pandemic over, renewing calls that the organization should change the criteria for its six-level pandemic scale or risk increased ambivalence toward public health threats.
08/11/2010 - A Russian journalist says the massive wildfires currently consuming much of Russia's European forests have exposed a critical vulnerability in the country's disaster preparedness: the society's utter lack of trustworthy news and information.