NEWS & ANALYSIS

Companies Seek Full-Body Scans That Ease Health, Privacy Concerns

Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., says it has a full body scanner that can detect threats while putting passenger concerns to rest.

Secret Service Takes Blame for Security Breach at White House State Dinner

The head of the Secret Service went before Congress yesterday and accepted full responsibility for the security breakdown last week that allowed an uninvited, attention-seeking couple to crash President Barack Obama's first state dinner.

New York City Phases Out Rolldown Security Gates

The New York City Council overwhelmingly decided yesterday to phase out the use of rolldown security gates by retail storefronts, which critics say are graffiti magnets as well as obscure the inside of stores from police and firefighters.

How Will NYC, Federal Government Secure KSM Trial?

While opponents of prosecuting Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York City call the move dangerous, The New York Times reports what heavy security measures will likely be instituted.

Ft. Hood Gunman Alive After Killing 12, Wounding 31 in Shooting Rampage

The shooter, Malik Nadal Hassan, was an Army psychiatrist about to be deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. (Updated @ 10 P.M.)

Clinic Ups Security Due to Anger Over Swine Flu Vaccine Shortage

A health clinic in Terre Haute, Indiana, is bolstering its security for fear swine flu vaccine shortages could lead to unrest.

Senate to Move Fast on Federal Building Security in Report's Aftermath

Legislation that would modernize the Federal Protective Service (FPS) should be completed soon, after a government report detailed how easy it is to bring bomb-making materials into a federal building and build an explosive device undetected by security.

ArmorGroup Will Still Protect U.S. Embassy in Kabul

Despite concerns of lawmakers, the State Department will renew a private security company's contract to protect the U.S. embassy in Afganistan, reports The Washington Post.

Smaller Churches Lack Security, Experts Say

Experts say smaller churches generally lack security plans that could help identify an attacker beforehand or minimize the damage of an attack, the Associated Press reports.

Fatal Shooting Thrusts Church Security Into Spotlight Again

The murder of a Baptist preacher during Sunday service yesterday in Maryville, Illinois, has once again sparked discussion of security in places of worship, reports the Belleville News-Democrat.
 




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