NEWS & ANALYSIS

Afghanistan: The Forgotten Front

A report out this week on the deterioration of the Afghanistan situation and the strengthening of the Taliban and al Qaeda coincides with the country's deadliest suicide attack since the overthrow of the Taliban.

Government Will Appeal Ruling on National Security Letters

The September ruling struck down a key provision of the U.S. PATRIOT Act.

Three More Ports Enroll in TWIC

Today workers will enroll at the ports of Tacoma, Washington; Honolulu,Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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.

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.
 




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