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DHS Criticized for Overuse of Contractors

- GAO says overreliance on contractors to handle certain functions is unwise because it could allow contractors to inappropriately influence government decisions.

Congress Takes Another Look at Sanctuary Cities

- The Senate has defeated a proposed bill amendment that would withhold funds from sanctuary cities.

The Jihadist's Cookbook

- How much does al Qaeda really know about making biological and chemical weapons?

White House Makes Case Against House FISA Bill

- The White House has put out a fact sheet laying out point by point why it opposes the House bill on FISA restrictions.

Space-based Solar Power Could Aid Security

- A report released this month by the National Security Space Office finds that using space-based solar power is an opportunity for strategic security.

France Eyes CCTV

- France to triple the number of CCTV cameras by 2009.

New Plan for Intelligence Coordination Released

- The nation's head of intelligence sets out his 500 day plan to transform the nation's intelligence infrastructure and practices.

Sleeping on the Job

- USA Today says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must get better at its oversight of private security guards.

Increase in Illegal Weapons Exports

- Weapons smuggled to China and Iran, says government.

Judge Says No to Social Security No-Match Letters

- Judge rules no-match letters would unfairly discriminate against legal workers and cause business disruptions.

Customs Controls

- The European Union is bringing in complex and costly new customs controls to deter terrorism and improve cross-border product flow.

Passenger Planes

- A proposed rule requiring passenger screening for private aircraft entering or leaving the United States, has been issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Agriculture Security

- A bill (H.R. 1717) that would establish a national agricultural and biodefense facility has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. H.R. 1717 is also pending in the House Agriculture Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
 




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