01/30/2014 - The government is reforming how agencies acquire technology in order to bolster cybersecurity. The GAO recommends increased focus on protecting 911 databases. Target credit card databases were accessed with vendor credentials. And security for the Super Bowl ramps up ahead of the game.
01/29/2014 - The major metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, ground to a standstill in yesterday's snowstorm. President Obama warns again terrorism complacency. DHS is curtailing an overtime program that has been widely abused. A DHS Drone has crashed off the California coast.
01/28/2014 - The government has partially lifted a gag order on companies like Google and Yahoo, allowing them to disclose information about NSA requests. The CEO of BitInstant, a popular Bitcoin exchange site, has been arrested on money laundering charges related to the Silk Road. And security measures surrounding this year's Super Bowl add up to the largest in the game's history.
01/21/2014 - Russian police have killed a terrorist leader from Dagestan ahead of the Olympic games; the United States prepares its contingency plan for the Winter Olympics; U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson visits the U.S.-Mexico border; and more.
01/16/2014 - The State Department could have prevented the Benghazi attack, according to an Intelligence Committee Report. President Obama is expected to limit the NSA's phone surveillance program. And, a gunman killed two women before being shot down at an Indiana grocery store last night.
01/02/2014 - The work is a well-organized, thought-provoking manual that is far superior to most references on the topic. Each chapter presents a distinct aspect of homeland security written in an easy-to-understand format.
01/02/2014 - President Vladimir Putin has vowed to increase security across Russia after twin bombings left the region shaken just weeks before the Winter Olympics. The National Security Council has issued a maritime security plan that promotes risk management and information sharing. And the information of 4.6 million Snapchat users was published online after the app was hacked.
12/31/2013 - A Government Accountability Office report details a variety of Department of Homeland Security programs that fight transnational crime by bolstering the security capacity of partner nations. DHS spent $451 million on these programs in 2012, but the GAO says the department must establish clearer priorities and better ways to track whether program spending was directed in ways that were optimal for furthering those priorities.
12/18/2013 - Contract guards that protect federal facilities around the country are not sufficiently trained on screening or active shooters, a GAO report found. The Federal Election Commission site was attacked by Chinese hackers during the government shutdown. And NORAD is relying on special software to track Santa this Christmas Eve.
12/12/2013 - The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial suffered from a schizophrenic episode during the service, raising questions about vetting and security. A report on the July DOE cyberattack revealed the department did not set up proper precautions to prevent such attacks. New legislation is designed to protect critical infrastructure from attack.
12/10/2013 - The NSA infiltrated online gaming sites in search of terrorists. The CIA has gained little from a massive business spying program. Tech companies are seeing revenue losses because of NSA spying. And more.