10/31/2007 - Two weeks after suicide bombers killed more than 50 commuters on the London subway and a bus, a near-identical attack struck that same transportation system, though the second round of bombs didn't go off as planned. The second attack seems to mark the first time that a group affiliated with or inspired by al Qaeda has hit the same type of target twice within a few weeks.
10/31/2007 - A bill (S. 1052) introduced by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AL) would require that the Homeland Security Department establish a task force that would be charged with conducting a vulnerability and risk assessment of freight and passenger rail transportation systems. Based on that assessment, the department would then be required to develop specific recommendations for improving rail security.
10/29/2007 - The collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis was a reminder that 72,000 bridges in this country are structurally deficient. How did we get here? By using the wrong infrastructure management model.
10/11/2007 - A bill (H.R. 1413) that would establish an airport security pilot program to screen airport workers with access to secure and sterile areas of airports has been approved by the House Homeland Security Committee. To proceed, the bill must now be taken up by the full House of Representatives.