NEWS & ANALYSIS

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.

Trends in Terrorism Targets

Surface transportation systems remain a target for terrorists, leading researchers to study such attacks to determine which deterrents are most successful.

Black Tea Could Defend Against Ricin, Researchers Say

Add opossums and black tea to the list of surprising biological weapon countermeasures.

Lawmakers Consider the Security and Civil Liberty Implications of Domestic Drones

Lawmakers Thursday debated the costs and benefits of integrating unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, into the national airspace, particularly whether terrorist groups or other adversaries could use the pilotless aircraft to carry out attacks and whether UAVs threaten American civil liberties.

Morning Security Brief: States Provide More Mental Health Records, TSA Agents Head to London, and San Francisco Settles Lawsuit

States make more health records available for firearms background checks, TSA agents protect London airports, and a manager in San Francisco reaches a settlement with the city's emergency management department.

Think Tank Perspective: Interview with Philip Mudd

An interview with Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation.
 




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