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Bioterror Detection Draws Closer

- New technology tests for pathogens.

Are Hospitals Soft Targets?

- Experts worry that radioactive materials routinely housed in hospitals could be used by terrorists to make "dirty" bombs.

Honor System at Border Will End Thursday, Says DHS

- In response, senators from northern U.S. states have implored DHS to maintain oral border declarations until June 2009.

U.K. May Axe National Fingerprint Registry

- A leaked Home Office document obtained by The Observer cites cost concerns for the government's loss of enthusiasm.

TSA Tester Gets Fake Bomb Past Screener, Reports CNN

- With CNN in tow, a TSA tester smuggled an IED past security at Tampa International Airport.

Financial Industry Ready for Pandemic Flu

- A new public-private report says the financial industry would remain operational during a severe global pandemic flu, even as absenteeism reached 49 percent.

CBP Examining More Cargo, Says GAO

- The CBP has increased the security of the overseas supply chain by screening more and more cargo containers destined for the United States, says the government watchdog.

ICE Plans Major Immigration Database

- Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans a major database that will draw from more than nine federal sources to close information-sharing gaps.

U.S. Federal Legislation: Immigration

- A bill (H.R. 4201) introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) would require that state and local law enforcement agencies determine the immigration status of anyone arrested for a felony. If the accused is in the country illegally, he or she would be detained without the possibility of bail and would undergo federal deportation proceedings.

Chertoff Says Muscular Border Security is Increasing Violence

- His comments were provoked by the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California over the weekend.

U.S. Approves Cybersecurity Standards for Nation's Electrical Grid

- The standards come after a government cyberattack last year destroyed a power plant's electric generator.

No More Oral Declarations At Northern Border

- DHS chief Chertoff tells critics to grow up.

U.S. Utilities Vulnerable to Hack Attacks

- The former head of DHS' cybersecurity division says U.S. utilities are vulnerable to coordinated hacker attacks.
 




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