NEWS & ANALYSIS

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Under Denial-of-Service Attack

The network's management believes the government of Belarus is behind the attack.

Global Security Software Spending Could Hit $10.5 Billion This Year

Gartner Inc. forecasts spending on security software this year to increase 11 percent over 2007.

Small Boaters New Force Multiplier in Maritime Counterterrorism

The Department of Homeland Security will announce today a new anti-terrorism plan for small boaters that resembles a neighborhood watch plan.

USDA Working Hard to Prevent Agroterrorism, Secretary Says

"More than ever, we have to assure Americans that their food is safe," Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer told agricultural security stakeholders attending the Third International Symposium on Agroterrorism.

Biofuel Production Causes Food Shortages, Scientist Says

Food-based biofuels are exacerbating food shortages and could cause further social and political instability worldwide, according to a presenter at the Third International Symposium on Agroterrorism, held April 22-24 in Kansas City.

Report: DoD's Oversight of Contractor Security is Weak

Congress's watchdog finds that the Defense Security Service has failed to catalogue agency contractors, doesn't track classified data violations, and is slow to inform contracting agencies when violations occur.

DHS Scraps — or Replaces — Virtual Fence Prototype

The government is taking down 28 miles of prototype “virtual” fence on the U.S.-Mexico border amid technological problems. Officials say it’s an upgrade, not abandonment.

Better Biosecurity Could Minimize Bird Flu Outbreak

Two experts described the socioeconomic and cultural conditions that create poor biosecurity practices in the developing world.

Proposed US-VISIT Rule Requires that Travel Industry Collect Fingerprints of Foreigners Departing the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a proposed rule requiring that airlines and cruise lines collect fingerprints from foreigners before they depart the United States.

FBI: Agroterror Could Devastate Broader U.S. Economy

A top U.S. intelligence analyst says that a successful attack on U.S. agriculture could have a ripple effect through both the U.S. economy and foreign trade.
 




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