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Chertoff: Europe May Be A Staging Ground for Terrorist Attacks Against U.S.

- The DHS chief told the BBC that Europe's recent problems with homegrown terrorists worries the United States that the continent could be a staging ground for attacks against America.

U.S. to Build International Database for World's "Worst of the Worst"

- The FBI is leading an effort to get international partners to create an international criminal and terrorist database for exchanging biometric information between countries.

Stricter Nuclear Freight Rules Forthcoming

- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will draw up new security requirements for protecting the shipment of radioactive materials from terrorists that could use the nuclear freight in a dirty bomb.

Congressional Report Criticizes a TSA Web Site's Security

- A TSA Web site to redress travelers mistakenly placed on the Terrorism Watch-list was riddled with security vulnerabilities due to a no-bid contract, a conflict of interest, and lax oversight.

DHS Cuts Cost of Secure Licenses

- DHS has stretched out implementation deadlines to make it cheaper on states to implement REAL ID.

DHS, HHS Pandemic Plan Flawed, Say Researchers

- Researchers at the University of Minnesota say government plans for allocating vaccines during a pandemic ignore workers integral to maintaining the global supply chain in vital goods and services.

U.S. Will Seek Access for Border Fence

- The U.S. government is pursuing court orders to make landowners on the U.S.-Mexico border allow the government to assess their land for the construction of the border fence.

American Airlines to Fit Airplanes with Anti-Missile Systems

- Three American Airline passenger planes at JFK will test anti-missile systems to deflect shoulder-to-air missiles fired by terrorists.

Security, Legitimate Travel Focus of Border Hearing

- The House Committee on Homeland Security visited the El Paso-Juarez border to discuss security and cross-border travel.

EDS Companies to Profit from Larger DHS Budget

- A larger explosive detection budget for U.S. airports will be a boon to a number of well-positioned EDS companies.

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

- The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

- The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

Will Use of UAVs Take Off?

- Tests are underway to assess whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be safety used by police in metropolitan areas.
 




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