NEWS & ANALYSIS

National Institutes of Health Report Fails to Analyze Lab Risks

A National Institutes of Health draft report on risks associated with a proposed biocontainment laboratory is not credible, according to the National Academies.

Fusion Centers' Mission Failure?

The GAO finds that state fusion centers have drifted from their original counterterrorism mission while center officials complain of federal government neglect.

A New Form of Electromagnetic Radiation Could Bolster Airport and National Security

Scientists at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory may be able to harness the power of T-rays for more effective checkpoint screening.

New Israeli Device Said to Prevent 9-11 Type Hijackings

Israeli officials say the system is foolproof.

FDNY Partners with DHS to Gather Information While Inside Homes

Critics say the partnership will turn firefighters into intelligence agents.

Japan Fingerprinting Foreigners

Foreigners that refuse to be fingerprinted upon arrival will be deported.

Government Investigators Smuggle Bomb Components Past Airport Security

GAO says publicly available parts and knowledge could be used to assemble a bomb during an aircraft flight and do significant damage.

United Kingdom to Beef up Security Once Again

Prime Minister Brown's new counterterrorism plan seeks to protect the nation's transportation infrastructure.

Mukasey Wins Approval

The new attorney general will replace Alberto R. Gonzales who left the post in August.

Congress Probes the Terrorist Watch List

Government investigators recommend strengthening the quality of the watch list data and its redress system.

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