09/25/2007 - Although Italy and the United States have close counterterrorism ties, U.S. agencies weren’t able to formally assess Italy’s operational security plans due to lack of access to sensitive information. They improvised by using “established relationships with their Italian counterparts to develop a working knowledge of Italy’s plans and capabilities for providing security,” according to a GAO report. @ Read the report at SM Online.
09/25/2007 - More than 150,000 spectators watch the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Security weeds out pickpockets, purse-snatchers, and the unruly—and is ready for any more serious problems that could disrupt the race.
09/20/2007 - A bill (H.B. 1858) currently pending before Massachusetts lawmakers would require that security officers working at special events or on premises that serve alcohol be provided body armor for protection. The body armor would be paid for by the employer.