NEWS & ANALYSIS

Better News from Iraq

Why the U.S. is making more progress in Iraq than is generally reported

New Government, Old Problems

Speakers at a senior-level Washington conference say the next U.S. administration will benefit from plenty of international goodwill, but that won't be enough to deal with key international issues.

Experts to Congress: Regulate Spyware

Computer and information security experts and advocates told a Senate hearing they approve of legislation to curb the unauthorized download of software onto users' computers.

Two Lawmakers Allege China Hacked Their Computers

In one instance, the hack attack compromised all the information on international political dissidents held by one House member.

Critical Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hack Attack

One company's SCADA software could allow hackers to shutdown or take over certain critical infrastructure operations.

Gangs: Experts Advocate Prevention over Prosecution and Prison

Experts tell Congress that gang prevention strategies work better and are more cost effective than prosecution and prison.

Immigration Status Checks Required for All Federal Contractors

President Bush has signed an executive order mandating all federal contractors electronically verify that their employees are legally allowed to work in the United States.

FBI: Violent and Property Crime Down in 2007

Violent and property crime have decreased in 2007, reports the FBI, but government officials say one year does not establish a trend.

DHS to Upgrade HSIN Information Sharing Portal

DHS awards a five-year contract for upgrade of its primary situational awareness and information sharing portal for state and local partners, the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).

Stanford University Laptop Stolen; 72,000 at Risk of Identity Theft

The laptop held the personal information, including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers, of as many as 72,000 employees.
 




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