NEWS & ANALYSIS

New York City Murders Fall Once Again

New York City's murder rate could be its lowest in 40 years.

Don't Fret on Lithium Battery Ban

The Department of Transportation's new ban on lithium batteries will rarely make traveling a hassle for those with cellphones and laptops.

Happy Holidays from Security Management

Regular news posts will resume on January 2, though light posting may continue throughout the holiday break.

Jihadi Jailbreak Fails in Belgium

Fourteen suspects have been arrested for plotting to break out of jail an al Qaeda member convicted of planning a terrorist attack against U.S. soldiers in Belgium.

TSA Security Screening Called into Question

The x-raying of carry-on luggage, the taking off of shoes, and the confiscation of small items is of dubious value to airport security, says a new report from Harvard.

Infrared Night-Vision Innovator Extreme CCTV to Become Part of Bosch

Bosch Security Systems, Inc., is set to acquire Extreme CCTV for about $93 million come February 2008.

Does DHS Spend Too Much on Short-Term Technology?

The Department of Homeland Security spends more than half of its R&D money on technology that comes to fruition within three years.

Whistleblower Protection Passes Senate

Senate passage could lead to the first expansion of whistleblower rights since 1989.

Report Says Many States Aren't Ready For a Health Emergency

A new report from Trust for America's Health finds that many states are not prepared for a health emergency.

State Homeland Security Advisors Unhappy with Federal Government

A new report from the National Governors Association shows deep dissatisfaction with the federal government among state homeland security officials .
 




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