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From the Archive: Calculating the Margin of Terror

How likely is it that Hezbollah in Lebanon would launch suicide attacks or engage in kidnappings during an election year? Professor V.S. Subrahmanian, head of the University of Maryland’s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, said that the right data combined with the right software can answer that question.

First Guilty Verdict in Operation Rhino

Yesterday, a Minneapolis janitor was convicted on five terrorism-related counts for facilitating the recruitment and travel of young men to join a Somali terrorist organization

UN Official Suggests Formation of a Bioagent Watchdog

A UN official says there should be a global organization keeping an eye on facilities with the ability to manufacture biological weapons.

ACLU Finds Explosion in DOJ Electronic Surveillance

In between 2009 and 2011, the ACLU finds the Department of Justice communication intercepts have increased 64 percent.

Morning Security Brief: Consulate Attack Investigation, Workplace Shooting, Chinese Cyberattacks, Drones, and More

Security fears complicate Benghazi investigation. Police investigate a deadly workplace shooting incident. U.S. cyber intelligence director says that Chinese cyberattacks are persistent and accelerating. DHS wants drone companies to participate in safety and security program. Poll finds voters believe Romney would be tougher on terrorism. And more.

Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Domestic Terrorism

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing last week to explore domestic terrorism in light of the shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in August. Lawmakers asked witnesses to discuss the rise of hate crimes and domestic terrorism, as well as share ways the government can combat such threats.

Comcast’s 9-11 Lessons

What Comcast Center learned from 9-11, plus security at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia and at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center.

DHS Inspector General: VIPR Program 'Bifurcated'

DHS's internal watchdog says TSA's VIPR program needs to be centralized for efficiency's sake.

Facility Administrator Speaks on Bioterrorism Ward’s ‘Peacetime’ Role

"We didn’t want to have the rooms sitting there waiting for an event that hopefully never occurs,” facility administrator Azar Kattan says.

FBI: White Extremists Don’t Have the Organization to Launch Suicide Attacks

During the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States, the FBI examined the likelihood of suicide attacks by white extremists, according to a 2007 report.
 




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