Sep 18, 2013 -Just how a person with as many red flags as Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis received clearance to work as a federal government contractor is under investigation. At the same time, a Pentagon inspector general report on related but different contractor vetting issues cites problems with vetting that did not catch felonies. A child predator app is now available for the public to help law enforcement. FBI crime statistics show violent crime up slightly. Private Security patrols are expanding in Oakland, California, neighborhoods. DHS Inspector General issues report on border agents' use of force.
Sep 17, 2013 -Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
Sep 16, 2013 -Negotiations over the weekend have ended with an agreement as to how Syria will hand its chemical weapons over to international peacekeepers. The White House has been ordered to declassify legal opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media improperly, according to a government report.
Sep 12, 2013 -The data collection system used for Obamacare applicants has passed critical security testing; 13 Arkansas school districts can continue to use teachers as armed guards; and Russia outlines its plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
Sep 04, 2013 -An independent panel recommends that the State Department make diplomatic security a higher priority, the TSA adds a search capability to its mobile app for passengers to search banned items, Apple iOS gets a new access control patent, and more.
Sep 03, 2013 -A major phone company has maintained a metadata database of U.S. phone calls. Conneticut schools continue to upgrade security after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The TSA's passenger precheck continues to expand.