09/17/2013 - Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
09/12/2013 - The data collection system used for Obamacare applicants has passed critical security testing; 13 Arkansas school districts can continue to use teachers as armed guards; and Russia outlines its plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons arsenal.
08/01/2013 - Edward Snowden left a Moscow airport after being granted temporary asylum in Russia. A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that cellphone location data is not protected under the Fourth Amendment and can be accessed by government officials without a warrant. The Senate Commerce Committee approved a bill that will strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, while the Senate Judiciary Committee looked into the NSA's metadata collection program.
06/27/2013 - The New York City Council passed policies that will severely curtail the city’s stop and frisk practice. Thomson Reuters Fraud Prevention and Investigation unit has a report on the rising use of digital currency in money laundering. And the GAO find that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) should increase interagency communication and strengthen the assessment of its efforts to stem illegal cross-border activity.
06/04/2013 - The Statue of Liberty, which has been closed since Superstorm Sandy, will reopen July 4, but security screening will be in Manhattan before passengers board boats headed to the landmark, rather than on Ellis Island. U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz vows to improve nuclear plant security, particularly at Y-12, the site of a protest break-in last year. FBI releases preliminary crime stats for 2012, and more.
05/14/2013 - Threats to national security, chiefly cyberthreats, are evolving rapidly and must be met with an evolving strategy by our military and government. That’s according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan. He spoke at the annual GovSec conference in Washington, D.C., today.