Daily Headline : Airport Security
12/21/2007 - 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.
Daily Headline : Homeland Security
12/20/2007 - The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.
News & Trends: Surveillance
12/19/2007 - Tests are underway to assess whether unmanned aerial vehicles could be safety used by police in metropolitan areas.
News & Trends: Intelligence
12/19/2007 - The Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center has been helping the United States make important headway in information sharing between the federal intelligence community, private sector infrastructure stakeholders, and local and state law enforcement officials.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
12/19/2007 - A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .
Book Reviews: Homeland Security
12/18/2007 - A collection of 41 articles that provides a variety of opinions and points of view on an extremely broad and controversial topic, making the format an excellent fit for the subject matter.
Book Reviews: Terrorism
12/18/2007 - Learn how informal international networks trump formal international ones in the battle against terrorism and WMDs.
Cybersecurity: IT Security
12/18/2007 - The Department of Homeland Security's IT efforts are plagued with inefficiencies and problems, from an "organizationally weak" CIO office and the reliance on outdated technical systems to the need to outsource some benefits and payroll functions to other agencies. Those charges are leveled by Democrats on the House of Representatives' Homeland Security Committee in a recent report, America at Risk: Closing the Security Gap. @ The report is available at SM Online.
Daily Headline : Terrorism
12/18/2007 - Three suspects in a Los Angeles jihadist cell have pled guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges and highlight the problem of violent radicalization in U.S. prisons.
Cybersecurity: Public-Private Partnerships
12/18/2007 - The Cyber Security Early Warning task force, which includes representatives from businesses, trade groups, and academia, has issued its first set of recommendations. First is a call for the creation of an Early Warning Alert Network (EWAN) that would work with existing public-private information-sharing organizations to establish "trust communities" across industry sectors that would receive critical alerts on vulnerabilities, attacks, and exploits.
Editor's Note: Intelligence
12/18/2007 - How smart is the homeland security effort to gather intelligence?
Homeland Security: Terrorism
12/17/2007 - Quarterly region data on terrorist incidents from the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base.
Homeland Security: Homeland Security
12/17/2007 - Interview with Ken Murphy, director of Oregon Emergency Management.