NEWS & ANALYSIS

Fusion Centers' Information Sharing Improves, DHS Watchdog Says

The assignment of DHS intelligence analysts to intelligence fusion centers has improved information sharing between the federal government and state and local counterparts, but technical hurdles remain, according to a review conducted by the agency's inspector general.

The Security Implications of Social Networks

Whether online or in the real world, social networks have real implications and applications for security professionals.

Researchers Believe Skeletal Scans Could Be Newest Screening Technique

Researchers at Wright State Research Institute believe they have found the newest screening technology to identify terrorists and sexual predators: skeletal scans.

RAND Maps Police and Security Worker Concentrations Nationwide

A new mapping tool could help U.S. police departments target population areas packed with security workers for more efficient recruiting efforts, according to its developer, the RAND Corporation.

Pentagon Project Tries to Detect Afghan Fertilizer Bombs

A new Pentagon project looks to detect the chemical signature of fertilizer-based IEDs in Afghanistan.

Can the Economic Costs of Counterfeiting and Piracy Be Accurately Calculated?

Determining whether the economic costs of counterfeiting and piracy can accurately be calculated is an issue in and of itself.

House Committee Approves Homeland Security R&D

The Department of Homeland Security's scientists who cook up next-generation technologies like chemical-sniffing cell phones and physiological threat detection just received a big vote of confidence.

Most Americans Willing to Sacrifice Some Privacy for More Security When Flying

The persistent fear of terrorism combined with the failed Christmas day terrorist attack maybe convincing Americans to forgo privacy for security when flying, according to a survey released Tuesday.

"Grave Concern" Over Rise in Right-Wing Extremism, Radicalization, Civil Rights Organization Reports

The steady growth in right-wing extremism--especially the Patriot Movement--is worrisome, says a civil rights organization that tracks hate and bigotry.

DHS Tackles Next- Generation Bioterrorism Detector

A government biosecurity expert last week briefed lawmakers on the Department of Homeland Security's next-generation detectors to detect, to identify, and to aid response to a biological terrorism attack.
 




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