NEWS & ANALYSIS

Report: Border Security Shoddy at Land Ports of Entry

The Government Accountability Office reports traveler inspections at land ports are weak.

DHS Cuts Chemicals from Security Risk List

The agency amended its original list of chemicals to regulate due to industry pressure.

Italian Police Capture Mafia Boss But Crime Flourishes in Italy

The arrest of Salvatore Lo Piccolo is a rare success in the fight against the Sicilian Mafia, which has shown its resilience over the years.

Head of MI-5 Says Al Qaeda Grooming British Homegrown Terrorists

British intelligence has identified 2,000 people with links to international terrorism.

DHS Eases REAL ID Implementation Requirements

DHS may also back away from previous deadline requirements to make the plan more palatable to states.

Security of Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Questioned

Critics say the RFID chips embedded within the licenses are better suited for tracking cargo, not verifying people's identity.

TSA May Have Tipped Agents Off to Security Test

The Associated Press reports that the Transportation Security Administration appears to have thwarted a security test "by alerting screeners across the country that it was under way, even providing descriptions of the undercover agents."

Bush Issues Information-Sharing Report

The White House issues its strategy for information sharing in the war on terrorism.

DHS Releases "Chemicals of Interest" List

Companies holding these chemicals beyond a certain quantity will have to submit to DHS' Top-Screen, an online risk assessment tool.

Sleeping Pilots Underscore Flight-Risks Described in Suppressed NASA Report

Three-and-a-half years ago, pilots approaching Denver International Airport fell asleep due to overwork.
 




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