NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: European Privacy Policies, Border Security, and School Safety

European data protection authorities launch investigations of Google, the government fights illegal border crossings at Indian reservations, and the Indiana legislature considers placing an armed officer at every public school.

Morning Security Brief: New York Times Hacked, Border Security, Super Bowl Security, and More

The New York Times says it was hacked by China. The economic downturn may have played a role in reduced arrests along the Southwest border. And more.

Most CBP’s Problem Agents Come from Posts on the Southwest Border

A GAO investigation found that 65 percent of arrests for misconduct or corruption were of border patrol officers and agents stationed along the United States’ border with Mexico.

Bills on Maritime Security and Baggage Screening Await President Obama's Signature

Congress has presented a Coast Guard authorization bill and a bill on airline baggage screening to President Obama for his signature. The President is expected to sign both measures into law.

New Federal Laws Address Whistleblowers and Border Security

President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.

Fusion Centers Spark Debate at DHS Anniversary Discussion

The truthfulness of a controversial congressional investigative report looking into DHS support for fusion centers became a point of debate between a DHS lawyer and an ACLU representative during a homeland security panel discussion Wednesday.

Morning Security Brief: Isaac Update, UKBA Targets London University, Hazmat Database for First Responders, and More

Hurricane Isaac is weakening after dropping 20 inches of rain and producing three tornadoes. The UK Border Agency revokes a university’s ability to issue student visas, calling it “threat to immigration control.” And more.

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of Arizona Immigration Law

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision today in S.B. 1070, Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The Court ruled that three out of the four contested provisions in are unconstitutional. The provision allowing law enforcement to check immigration status is legal, ruled the Court, so long as it is interpreted narrowly.

Morning Security Brief: Taliban Attacks Kabul Hotel, Wildlife Protection Stripped from Border Areas, Paypal Bounty Program

The death toll from the Taliban’s attack on a Kabul hotel on Thursday reaches 20. The House passes a bill giving border security priority over protecting the environment. PayPal offers money to find bugs. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Underwear Bomb, New Border Patrol Strategy, Body Scanner Vulnerabilities, and More

Another underwear bomb plot thwarted. Border Patrol releases its new strategy. DHS identifies body scanner vulnerabilities. And more.
 




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