NEWS & ANALYSIS

Terrorism Fatalities Up in 2007

In its annual terrorism report, the State Department cites a sustained threat from al Qaeda, and offers to remove North Korea removal from its list of state terrorism sponsors if it de-nuclearizes.

Report: U.S. Cigarette Smuggling Still Funds Terrorism

A new Congressional report charges that cigarette smuggling in the U.S., especially in New York State, funds terrorist organizations abroad to the detriment of national security.

Intelligence Chiefs Learn From Experience

Top U.S. intelligence officers explain how the mistakes they made in Iraq hold lessons for us all.

Virtual Kidnappings Scare Up Ransoms in Mexico

The latest criminal craze to hit Mexico uses fear as its asset.

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.
 




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