May 22, 2013 - Authorities and rescuers are winding down their mission in Oklahoma City after the massive tornado leveled parts of the area. New York state will receive a boost in grant money for security. The government has issued a request for information on increasing the resiliency of its cybersecurity. And more.
May 21, 2013 - A tornado hit Oklahoma yesterday afternoon leaving dozens dead, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a whistleblowing case, and a Senate committee approves fingerprinting for foreigners leaving the United States.
May 20, 2013 - ASIS International (ASIS) and Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster the growth of the security and information technology systems industries, promote public safety, and protect critical infrastructure globally.Privacy, workforce development, and federal resources among top issues to be addressed.
May 20, 2013 - New policing methods that rely more on developing intelligence sources than on low-level gang-member arrests are yielding results. A new report on business systems hooked to the Internet confirms high levels of vulnerable systems.
May 17, 2013 - President Obama calls on Congress to approve funds for increased diplomatic security, firearm background checks nearly double after Newtown, and more.
May 16, 2013 - Tornados in North Texas have left at least six people dead, security personnel kidnapped in Egypt's Sinai, and more.
May 15, 2013 - The Department of Homeland Security is progressing with contractor selection on its border security Integrated Fixed Tower project. Boston Globe has been denied FOIA copies of the federal immigration records of the Tsarnaev brothers. The FBI gave temporary security clearances to bankers to brief them on online banking attacks. Asian companies are still concerned by cloud security.
May 14, 2013 - Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.
May 14, 2013 - Government border security numbers questions by new report; study of real-world ramifications of Internet pictures depicting children in sex acts; more on the IRS targeting of conservative groups. And more.
May 13, 2013 - A shooting during a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans has wounded 19 people, a homeland security agreement with Abu Dhabi International Airport is drawing criticism, and Microsoft is warning of new malware that targets Facebook accounts.
May 10, 2013 - Protecting U.S. federal civilian government networks and the U.S. critical infrastructure against cyberthreats requires an aggressive and proactive approach, but privacy and legal concerns must be part of the equation, says the DHS official in charge of one program involved in the effort.
May 10, 2013 - As the government takes a closer look at student visas, some in academia worry that it may lead to an overreaction. Senators make progress on amendments to the immigration reform bill, and more.