NEWS & ANALYSIS

Senate Studies Nuke Attack Response

Expert witnesses outlined the tremendous difficulty of disaster response amid the terror and chaos of a successful nuclear attack against the United States.

Australia Considers Legislation to Allow Companies to Surveil Employees' E-mails Without Consent

Australia's Attorney General wants to give companies involved in the country's critical infrastructure the right to monitor their employee's Internet communications without consent to prevent a cyberattack.

Incident Report Revision Helps LAPD Gather Terrorism Intelligence

A simple addition to police officer's report forms has turned LAPD officers into better counterterrorism intelligence gatherers, and federal officials have taken note.

Foot and Mouth Disease Research Could Move to Continental U.S.

The Bush Administration wants to move research into the disease from an isolated island off the coast of Long Island, New York, to the continental United States, sparking fears an accident could release the disease into nearby livestock herds and decimate them.

Foodborne Illnesses' Decline Continues to Stall in 2007

Rate of Salmonella infections miss national health targets by the widest margin of any other foodborne illness tracked by the CDC.

Experts: U.K. Companies Must Protect Employees Traveling Abroad

A new U.K. corporate manslaughter law may elevate corporate liability if employees get injured or die while traveling on the job, says iJet Intelligent Risk Systems.

IRS Failing to Protect Taxpayers from Identity Theft

IRS commissioner admits he has no idea how close the agency is to developing a process to respond to and resolve the theft of taxpayers' identities.

Government Purchase Cards Abused, Says GAO

Congress's watchdog agency reports widespread improper and fraudulent use of government purchase cards.

Olympic Torch Route Changed Due to Massive Protests

San Francisco officials have changed the torch relay route and provided three rings of security to protect runners from a replay of what occurred in London and Paris.

Police Surveillance Widens in D.C.

The District of Columbia is set to give police access to a fully integrated network of 5,000 CCTV cameras.
 




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