May 14, 2012 -The House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill (H.R. 5326) that provides funding for several agencies but blocks implementation and enforcement of several key programs, including those that deal with age discrimination and the use of arrest and conviction records in preemployment screening.
Feb 06, 2012 -There's been progress in the fight against money laundering with compliance efforts at banks, new regulations, and global efforts to crack down on tax havens. But criminals continue to innovate, and they tend to adapt more quickly than the law.
Aug 05, 2011 -After a campus shooting—especially a mass shooting as occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007—there are suggestions that if students or faculty had been armed, they could have defended themselves. Others see the mixture of concealed carry of firearms and campus life as a recipe for disaster.
Apr 29, 2011 -A manslaughter case against former Blackwater guards has been reinstated by a federal court; the United States spends billions training and equipping foreign police forces; and Texas legislators consider a comprehensive homeland security bill.
Feb 18, 2011 -A hearing conducted last week on chemical security found witnesses agreed that the government's regulatory scheme has been a success, although government and chemical industry officials squared off on whether mandating safer technologies or processes is smart public policy .