Site Map - Homeland Security

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.


- 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.

Terrorism Reporting

- A survey reveals that a large percentage of the public does not understand what constitutes suspicious activity in the context of terrorism. Read more about this and other problems with suspicious activity reporting.

Morning Security Brief: Hurricane Isaac, Detect-to-Protect, Gun Purchases Study, and More

- Hurricane Isaac projected to make landfall Tuesday. New bioagent detection system undergoes trial in Boston. Ten percent of guns used in crimes in Chicago came from two suburban gun shops. And more.

Fusing Intelligence Resources

- Learn how a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership is helping to protect Las Vegas.

DHS-FBI Intel Bulletin Warns About Anarchist Threat to Conventions

- Anarchists throwing acid-filled eggs and Molotov cocktails bolstered by social media and smartphones may be a problem for the cities hosting the Republican and Democratic Conventions over the next two weeks, according to a joint DHS-FBI intelligence bulletin.

Device Could Allow Cell Phones to Detect Bioagents

- In 2004, researcher Nosang Myung started building a miniature device that could detect airborne toxins. Eight years later, the newest prototype is about a month from completion.

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