NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

I-35W Bridge Collapse Report Issued by U.S. Fire Administration

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that emergency response efforts at the time of the I35W Bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1, 2007, were generally good. It discusses issues where lessons can be learned.

South Korea Training Cloned Detection Dogs

The BBC reports that the first cloned detection dogs are being trained in South Korea.

Justice Department Releases Regulations for Expanded DNA Collection

The U.S. Department of Justice has released regulations that will expand the federal DNA database.

New WTC Plans Found in Trash Can

A homeless man Thursday found floor diagrams for the New York City's planned Freedom Tower dumped in a street-side garbage can.

State and Local Fusion Centers Plead for More Federal Funds

Without more federal funding, fusion center officials worry they will not have the resources to maintain staffing levels or continue operations.

DHS Fails to Prioritize Its Own IT Assets for Protection

DHS's inspector general calls for establishment of a new office to set priorities for protection of the agency's critical IT assets.

New Standards for Payment-Card Transaction Software

The payment-card industry has developed new security standards to ensure that the software used to process payment-card transactions protects the information stored on such cards.

Virginia Tech Massacre Leads to New Safety Nets on Campuses

Campuses have strengthened or created behavioral threat assessment teams to identify students who pose a risk to themselves or others in an effort to prevent bloodshed on campus.

Women Four Times as Likely to Give Up Password

A new survey finds people's password security practices are getting better, although still far from perfect.
 




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