Daily Headline : Homeland Security
02/08/2012 - A study from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security says the wave of Muslim radicalization predicted still has not materialized. The FBI scales back its use of GPS tracking. The Office of the Inspector General says DHS needs better financial oversight. And more.
Daily Headline : Guards \ Security Officers
02/03/2012 - Audit finds CBP employees with smuggling and attempted murder on their criminals records. Former officer uses his credentials to visit lover in jail. The London Metropolitan police accidentally share victims' email addresses. And more.
Legal Report: Crime
01/30/2012 - A bill (S. 956) introduced by Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) would authorize grants to state and local police departments to implement anonymous tip programs using text messages. Under the bill, such programs would be administered locally and police would be required to strip the texts of any identifying information. Police departments would be required to train sufficient personnel to intercept and respond to the tips and to promote the program, especially to youths.
SM Online: Investigations
01/30/2012 - A federal appeals court has ruled that authorities may take DNA samples from persons arrested but not yet been convicted. The justices wrote that the practice was reasonable given the arrestees’ diminished expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests in the collection of DNA from these individuals.
SM Online: Workplace Violence
01/30/2012 - The FBI released its annual gang threat assessment. The report found that numerous gangs have infiltrated the military.
Daily Headline : Maritime Security
01/27/2012 - Police arrest two high school students in the final planning stages of a bomb attack. The U.S. may have upped the stakes for hostages in Somali after this week's rescue. A man is suing the Atlanta Police saying they rejected his application for employment because he was HIV positive. And more.
Daily Headline : Surveillance
01/24/2012 - A tip from an amateur unmanned-aerial-vehicle pilot led Texas authorities to open a major investigation into a Dallas meat packing plant, giving credence to assertions by the UAV community that commercial use can be both useful and inexpensive.
Daily Headline : Physical Security
01/23/2012 - In Mexico more then 10,000 security firms bring in $3 billion annually. A security contractor is fired for his obsession with the hacker collective Anonymous. Former ICE chief says law enforcement have failed to use social media effectively. And more.
Daily Headline : IT Security
01/19/2012 - The FBI says pranks calls reporting hostage situations and shootings are stretching police resources. The Feds say procedures weren't followed, but octogenarians weren't strip searched. A computer virus that only activates at night was sending data from a college computer lab for 10 years undetected. And more.
Daily Headline : Research & Studies
01/18/2012 - The NYPD is developing a new technology that would allow police to see whether a person was carrying a weapon from a distance, but technology fitting the departments' desired specifications may still be years away.
Daily Headline : Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
01/17/2012 - Security and maintaining a peaceful protest were primary concerns for occupiers, who converged on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday morning.
Daily Headline : IT Security
01/13/2012 - Civil rights groups worry about local police use of aerial drones. A private company collects license plate data to make available to law enforcement. Prosecutors call for more disclosure from companies about data breaches. And more.
Daily Headline : Training
01/12/2012 - Advocacy groups are calling for revised standards for serving warrants in the wake of recent police shootings. Indiana implements a statewide travel advisory system. The Canadian government says releasing photos of Taliban hairstyles would harm national security. And more.