NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: Chemical Facility Security, Embassy Safety, NSA Surveillance Reform, and More

Congress holds hearings and the White House issues an executive order on chemical facility security, the U.S. closes embassies in the Middle East after unspecified threats, President Obama meets with lawmakers to discuss reforming the NSA surveillance program, and more.

Morning Security Brief: Border Security, Cloud Forensics, and Trade Secret Theft

The Senate passed border security provisions as part of the immigration reform bill, a computer security group announces efforts to establish best practices on forensic investigations in the cloud, and the U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer with theft of trade secrets from a U.S. company.

Morning Security Brief: Defense Authorization Act, Facial Recognition, and Government Data Requests

The House of Representatives has approved the 2014 Defense Authorization Act; states are using driver’s licenses to establish photo databases for law enforcement; and Apple says that the government made thousands of requests for data over the past several months.

Morning Security Brief: Government Seeks Wiretap Powers, New Suspect Charged in Ricin Case, and More

A government task force is drafting legislation to allow real-time interception of online communications, another suspect is arrested in the ricin case, and a government employee may pursue his whistleblower case against the Department of Homeland Security.

Senate Holds Hearing on Drones

Witnesses at a Senate subcommittee hearing on the use of drones as a counterterrorism tool told lawmakers that, while useful, the drone program should have stringent oversight.

Morning Security Brief: School Security, Concealed Weapons, and More

School districts that employ school resources officers see more discipline against students, a new bill introduced in Missouri would open businesses up to liability if they do not allow concealed weapons, and a school district is found negligent for failing to provide safe and adequate transport for a student who was struck by a car and killed.

Morning Security Brief: Court Rules on Drug Dogs, Visa Fraud Bill Introduced, and CIA Told to Release Drone Records

The Supreme Court limits the role of police dogs in searches, a new Senate bill targets visa fraud, and a federal court has ruled that the CIA must release documents on its drone program.

Morning Security Brief: Campus Crime, Recidivism Rates, and Courthouse Safety

A new law offers grants to fight campus crime, a Pennsylvania study finds that halfway houses do not help former inmates, and a new bill would provide security equipment to courthouses.

Morning Security Brief: Fort Hood Shooter Goes to Trial, States Consider Gun Bills, and Craigslist Killer Sentenced

A judge rules that the accused Fort Hood shooter cannot plead guilty; gun bills move forward in Colorado and Utah; and the Craigslist Killer faces the death penalty.

Morning Security Brief: Drone Experiments, Gun Laws, and More

A U.S. government agency experimented with the domestic use of drones back in 2004 and 2005, and New York claims to have enacted the strictest gun law in the nation.
 




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