NEWS & ANALYSIS

Police Leaders Call for National Criminal Justice, Homeland Security Assessment

The country’s police chiefs have asked that the next president commission a major evaluation of how the country fights crime and terrorism, as law enforcement’s expanded responsibilities stretch its resources.

Congress Finds Critical Failures Affecting Terror Watch List

A $500,000 analysis enhancement program left officials unable to search terror databases by key word, while thousands of CIA inputs collected dust, and other data was lost in migration.

CDC Releases "Storybook" on Flu Pandemics

The release coincides with the 90th anniversary of the outbreak that killed millions.

Researcher Says Russian Government Involved in Georgia Cyber Attacks

A researcher asserts that the Russian government was involved in cyber attacks against Georgia.

NIST Issues Report on Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7

World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7), which was not hit by a plane on 9-11, has been the subject of conspiracy theorists, who have suggested that it collapsed from a controlled demolition. NIST now says in a draft report that the cause was "thermal expansion of long-span floor systems at temperatures “hundreds of degrees below those typically considered in current practice for fire resistance ratings."

Taliban Attack on Arms Plant is Their Deadliest Attack Yet in Pakistan

The attack on an arms plan in Pakistan is part of a ramping up of Taliban activity in Pakistan, according to media reports.

U.S. Tracking Citizens' Border Crossings

The U.S. government has begun tracking citizen border crossings and will retain the data for 15 years.

Senate Holds Hearing on Cruise Ship Security

In a Senate subcommittee hearing, witnesses and lawmakers discussed the lack of security standards for cruise ships.

Government to Fund Synthetic Telepathy Research

A team of researchers at University of California Irvine will study the use of synthetic telepathy.

TSA Now Recognizes Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Bags

As of Sunday, the Transportation Security Administration is recognizing checkpoint-friendly laptop bags.
 




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