Daily Headline : Privacy
09/07/2007 - A $42 million Department of Homeland Security data mining system has been discontinued due to an inability to meet privacy standards.
Homeland Security: Training
Daily Headline : Training
09/06/2007 - Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Southern California's Gamepipe Laboratory team up to produce a video game that trains people to deal with terrorist attacks and disasters.
Daily Headline : Viewpoint
Daily Headline : Maritime Security
09/06/2007 - The Puget Sound in Washington state and waterways in San Diego will be the test sites for a new Department of Homeland Security pilot program to test small vessels for radiological devices and materials.
Daily Headline : Hiring \ Employment Issues
09/05/2007 - 28 Scientists Refuse Bush Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12
Daily Headline : IT Security
08/29/2007 - Over at Reason, Michael Weiss has an intriguing argument in relation to the cyberattacks on Estonia this spring: Cyberwar violates human rights.
Daily Headline : ID issues \ Identity Theft
08/27/2007 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service "is reviewing several proposals for the production and delivery of 1.5 million radio frequency ear tags that are compliant with the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) standards.
"These ear tags will be used to uniquely identify U.S. livestock that are part of current animal disease programs, in particular within geographic regions where bovine tuberculosis testing and the brucellosis calfhood vaccination program are most active."
Daily Headline : Surveillance
08/27/2007 - "National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell pulled the curtain back on previously classified details of government surveillance," wrote the AP.
"McConnell confirmed for the first time that the private sector assisted with President Bush's warrantless surveillance program," it said. "Offering never-disclosed figures, McConnell also revealed that fewer than 100 people inside the United States are monitored under FISA warrants. However, he said, thousands of people overseas are monitored," the story further noted.
Daily Headline : Privacy
08/27/2007 - The Washington Post carefully endorses the use of domestic satellite images in domestic defense.
Homeland Security: Integrated Systems
08/24/2007 - The intelligence community is slowly learning the value of sharing the data it gathers, but barriers to good information flow remain.
Homeland Security: Terrorism
08/23/2007 - Brian Michael Jenkins is one of the world’s leading authorities on international terrorism, currently serving as senior advisor to the president of the think tank RAND Corp. He recently published Unconquerable Nation: Knowing our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves, and Security Management. Assistant Editor Joseph Straw talked with him about the book, terrorism generally, and private security’s role.
Homeland Security: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
08/23/2007 - An interview with Maj. General Tod M. Bunting.