NEWS & ANALYSIS

DHS Will Not Meet 2012 Deadline to Scan All Cargo

Concerns that scanning costs too much, hurts trade, and intrudes on foreign countries has sunk DHS' ability to scan 100 percent of incoming cargo to the United States by Congress' 2012 deadline.

DHS Inspector General Criticizes TSA Controls of Screener Badges, Uniforms, and ID Cards

The Inspector General's report said the TSA had to improve its controls over its security officers' badges, uniforms, and ID cards before a security breach occurred.

Staffing Shortages at FBI Hamper Financial Crime Investigations

Since 9-11, the FBI has reassigned one-third of its agents to counterterrorism and intelligence duties, depleting its criminal investigations units.

Spain Arrests 13 for Harboring Jihadists

Media reports say some of the suspects arrested yesterday helped suspects in the Madrid train bombing attack of 2004 elude police.

Cybersecurity No Longer a "Stepchild," says DHS Chief

Teens and twenty-somethings, who long neglected network security, are now aspiring to "master protection of electronic systems," said Secretary Michael Chertoff.

Two U.S. Labs Working with Deadly Germs Not Secure, Says GAO

The Associated Press reports that the GAO has criticized security at two U.S. labs that handle the world's deadliest germs.

Houston First Responders to Go Interoperable

Houston should soon award a $107 million contract with Motorola to provide the city's first responders with an interoperable radio system for emergency response.

Spam Kings Canned in U.S.

A federal judge shuts down the operations of companies allegedly responsible for 1 billion spam messages, but the e-mails keep streaming in from overseas.

House of Lords Drops 42-Day Detention from Counterterrorism Bill

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that she will bring the 42-day precharge detention provision back in a separate bill if a terrorist emergency emerges.

US May Have Illegally Listened in on Citizens' Calls

The Senate is looking into allegations that the National Security Agency listened in on and shared information about calls made by Americans living abroad.
 




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