NEWS & ANALYSIS

Morning Security Brief: U.S. Terrorism Hot Spots Mapped, Boko Haram Spokesman Arrested, Airborne Smugglers, and More

A UMD professor maps U.S. terrorism "hot spots." Borko Haram's spokesman talked a little too much. Colorado authorities tight-lipped on smuggling operation running out of the Boulder airport. And more.

Researcher Reports a Surge in Social Media Use By Subversive Groups

Terror groups are increasingly taking to the Internet, social media Web sites specifically, for recruitment, financing, and information sharing, according to an Israeli researcher.

The Mark Center Makes Its Mark

Learn how a new consolidated Department of Defense facility, the Mark Center, is setting the bar for physical security that will likely be adopted for other high-security buildings as well.

U.S. Government Asks Science Journals to Redact Flu Research

National Institute of Health officials are asking two science journals to remove or redact information gathered from flu experiments out of biosecurity concerns.

Tripping Up Terrorists

Businesses participating in Operation Tripwire help alert the FBI to possible terrorist activity by reporting suspicious purchases by customers.

Rep King: The U.S. Military is Being Infiltrated by Al Qaeda

A “significant and growing number of military personnel” are actually terrorists in disguise posing a “serious danger to their brothers and sisters in arms who wear the same uniform,” according to a report released on Wednesday by the Committee on Homeland Security.

North By Northwest

While some critics say U.S. Customs and Border Protection has not given the northern border due attention, the agency maintains that it has crafted a strategy for targeting limited assets that does the job without a massive number of boots on the ground.

Editor's Note: Credible Threats or Incredibly Overblown?

Americans are known for our humor and skepticism, and it can be a great strength, but it can also cause us to make light of situations that deserve more serious attention.

Morning Security Brief: Penn State Campus Unrest, Terrorism in Nigeria, TSA Training, and More

Penn State's Campus was the scene of unrest after a legendary coach and its president were fired. Terrorism in Nigeria is on the rise. The TSA is offering screeners an intelligence analysis class. DARPA is increasing its cyber research budget.

When Ricin Exposure Happens, It's No Accident

The potential for a person to encounter ricin accidentally is so rare that almost any cases of ricin illness would be considered the result of an attack, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 




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