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Morning Security Brief: Lawsuit Seeks Detention Data, Report Gives Biometric Advice, and Passengers Uncover Security Lapse

- A lawsuit seeks to force immigration officials to turn over detention data, a government report offers best practices for facial recognition, and barcodes on boarding passes could warn passengers about airport screening practices.

First Guilty Verdict in Operation Rhino

- Yesterday, a Minneapolis janitor was convicted on five terrorism-related counts for facilitating the recruitment and travel of young men to join a Somali terrorist organization

Federal Perspective: Interview with Steve Lord

- An interview with Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office.

Problems at Fusion Centers Tied to Poor Training

- A Senate report on DHS support for state and local fusion centers savages the department's training of personnel detailed to the intelligence shops.

Federal Perspective: Interview with Steve Lord

- An interview with Steve Lord, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office.  

Better Breach Tracking Needed

- A new study on security breaches at U.S. airports reveals inconsistent reporting and a lack of clear guidelines.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

- In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

GAO: Agencies Should Address Drone Security and Privacy Concerns

- Congress's watchdog says federal agencies should address drone privacy and security concerns sooner rather than later.

Creating Public Support for SARs

- A survey indicates several hurdles to public reporting of suspicious activity, including a basic understanding of what to report.

Gates: Military Strike on Iran Would Be 'Catastrophic' to Global Security

- An Israeli or American attack against Iran’s nuclear program has the potential to be a counterproductive geopolitical disaster says former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.

Terrorism

- A bill (H.R. 2764) that would establish an information-sharing program on weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) has passed the House of Representatives and is currently pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Border Security

- A bill (H.R. 915) that is designed to improve security along the U.S. border with Mexico has been approved by the House of Representatives. The bill is now pending in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Disaster Preparedness

- A European project aims to model the best responses to disasters. Part of the project is a tool to help first responders and private industry make the best choices in a crisis.
 




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