NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

DHS To Improve Customer Service for International Travelers

Three new DHS initiatives aim to make entry into the United States easier for international travelers.

Prankster Gets 6 Months in Jail for Terror Hoax

Jake J. Brahm was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to posting online fraudulent messages that terrorists would detonate dirty bombs at seven NFL stadiums last October.

Piracy and Terrorism Up on the High Seas, Says Study

While both piracy and terrorism on the high seas have increased, the RAND Corporation finds there is no evidence that terrorists and pirates are collaborating.

Some Cops Fail to Report Terrorism Watch List Hits, FBI Says

The man in charge of the nation's terrorist "watch list" says state and local cops find dozens of matches on the street each day, but fail to report all of them to the FBI.

U.S. Prosecutors Catch Suspects in Transit

Prosecutors hit high-flying targets
 




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