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Canines Could Be Used More Effectively in Airports, Says GAO

- According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), canine teams are not being effectively used in airports to screen passengers for explosives.

FTC to Study How Data Brokers Gather and Use Personal Information

- The FTC has launched a study on privacy practices in the data broker industry.

Lawmakers Introduce 10 Firearms Bills in 10 Days

- While most of the measures aim to reduce this violence by controlling ammunition or access to automatic weapons, two bills take the opposite approach and would allow concealed weapons on school grounds.

Morning Security Brief: Weapon Buyback Program Successful, First Winter Storm, Escapee Back in Custody, and More

- More than 1,100 firearms surrendered in a New Jersey city one day after Sandy Hook. The first major storm of the season drops snow on the Midwest. One of two prisoners who escaped a federal prison is back in custody. And more.

Bills on Maritime Security and Baggage Screening Await President Obama's Signature

- Congress has presented a Coast Guard authorization bill and a bill on airline baggage screening to President Obama for his signature. The President is expected to sign both measures into law.

Agency of Last Resort

- Communities will turn to the local fire department in the aftermath of a disaster, says a recent report, and fire officials must be prepared.

New Yorkers Use Shredded Confidential Information as Confetti Again

- The Nassau County Police Department won’t say if it has any new information on how law enforcement sensitive documents that had previously been shredded ended up as confetti during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but it is saying it will review its policies.

EEOC Announces Record Recoveries

- The EEOC has announced that the agency recovered a record amount of money for victims of discrimination in fiscal year 2012. The EEOC released the numbers as part of its first Performance and Accountability Report.

EMP Weapon Marks 'New Era in Modern Warfare'

- A new weapon could change the future of modern warfare.

Morning Security Brief: North Korea Issues New Threat, CIA Wants More Drones, and More

- North Korea threatens a strike if South Korean activists launch propaganda balloons into the country. The U.S. is cooperating with Japan after two Navy personnel were arrested for rape. The CIA wants more armed drones. And more.

Morning Security Brief: U.K. Blocks Extradition of Hacker, Justice Fights Lawsuit, the EU Scolds Google, and More

- The U.K. blocks extradition of a hacker who breached U.S. military networks. The U.S. Department of Justice fights a lawsuit brought by a House committee over the Fast and Furious program. The EU demands that Google meet privacy standards.

Los Angeles Releases Fact Sheet on ID Card Proposal

- In response to an information request, the mayor’s office provided a fact sheet on the proposed plan to introduce an identification card that could double as a debit card for LA residents.

Los Angeles to Consider ID Cards for Undocumented Immigrants

- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that providing a city identification card for undocumented immigrants could help reduce crime and make immigrants more accountable to their community.
 




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