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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.

Navy Bases to Scan '100 Percent' of IDs at the Gate

- Visual ID inspections at military bases may become a thing of the past as installations move toward digital scanning to verify access.

Verified? The UK Looks at Using Social Media to Establish Identity

- The UK wants to use social media or banking credentials as proof of identity for access to public services.

Machine Politics

- When it comes to casting, recording, and counting votes, electronic machines have fallen short of their initial promise. Learn what states are doing instead.

Machine Politics

- When it comes to casting, recording, and counting votes, electronic machines have fallen short of their initial promise. Learn what states are doing instead.

FEMA Releases Disaster Preparedness Video Series

- Originally delayed because of Hurricane Isaac response operations, FEMA has released a series of PSAs on Thursday for National Preparedness Month.

Morning Security Brief: NYPD Crime Statistics, US Airways Security Scare a Hoax, New U.S. Torture Accusations

- The NYPD releases its crimes stats for the first six months of the year. The “suspicious package” that caused a flight to head back to the airport after taking off was a hoax. Fourteen Libyan dissidents say they were tortured by the United States. And more.

Morning Security Brief: Bomb in Building Undetected For Weeks, Domestic Terrorism in the U.S., Bin Laden Movie, and More

- A bomb sat in a government building for three weeks before it was identified. Difficulties addressing the lone wolf threat. The bin Laden movie. And more.

DoD: Random Lie-Detector Tests Increase Personnel Security

- Periodic lie detector tests contribute to better personnel security, according to a recent DoD study of its own polygraph procedures.

Network Monitoring Could Help Detect State-Sponsored Cyberattacks

- It is impossible to stop all attacks, but network monitoring can help make detection faster, experts say.

Courthouse Security

- A bill (S. 2076) that would upgrade security equipment in state and local courthouses has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate has not announced whether it will take up the bill. S. 2076 would allow state and local governments to use money from various federal grant programs to improve security at courthouses.

GAO Urges Better Food Recall Efforts

- The FDA should make its recall process public and provide industry guidance on the issue, according to a recent GAO report.

Morning Security Brief: Detecting IEDs from the Air, HSBC Investigated, Flash Drought, and More

- IED detection from the air. A new report says lax controls at HSBC allowed it to be used by criminals to move money. Fifty-five percent of the U.S. is in drought conditions. And more.
 




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