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Annual Worldwide Terrorism by Tactic

- Target, Region and Tactic data on terrorist incidents will be reported in sequential months.

DHS Spending Criticized

- The GAO found that the role of the portfolio managers was never finalized and that the S&T directorate does not require documentation of how determinations are made about where research and development projects and funds are directed. In addition, it was discovered that the portfolio managers were not required to attend ethics training specific to their jobs

Vulnerabilities Remain for Bioterror Threat

- States were assigned a ranking from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest possible score. The study found that more than half of the states received a score of 5 or less and nearly 85 percent scored 6 or less. Only three states, Delaware, South Carolina, and Virginia, scored 8 points or more. The District of Columbia, which is widely viewed as a prime target for terrorism, scored only a 4.

Behaving Like a Terrorist

- The procedure involves asking passengers questions—such as the purpose for their visit, their mother’s maiden name, and birthplace—with the objective of detecting inconsistencies that may be a sign that the passenger isn’t who or what he or she claims to be.

Intelligent Reform Still Elusive

- If it were to receive a grade, intelligence reform might get a C.

Clearing the Way for Government Contractors

- A provision in the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, however, mandates that by the end of 2006 all clearance requests must be processed in 90 days.

Numbers

- The percentage of the U.S. border currently covered by  remote video surveillance cameras.

Worldwide Terrorism by Region

- Quarterly Target, Region and Tactic data on terroris incidents will be reported in sequential months.

Now We’re Talking

- A university program bridges the communication divide.

European Islamic Policies Examined

- “Muslims are the largest religious minority in Europe, and Islam is the fastest growing religion,” says a new report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). The report, Muslims in Europe: Integration Policies in Selected Countries, notes that understanding how best to integrate and engage these growing populations can help mitigate the risk of Islamic extremism finding a foothold. @ Go to SM Online to read more.

Bio/Chem Risk in Airports

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Clearing the Way for Government Contractors

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