09/04/2013 - In this book, Professor Harvey Molotch argues that the government is worrying about the wrong things, and wasting huge amounts of money in the process. With a focus on post 9-11 events, he suggests that while significantly more security measures are in place, most people do not feel safer, and it is even arguable whether we are indeed safer.
09/04/2013 - An independent panel recommends that the State Department make diplomatic security a higher priority, the TSA adds a search capability to its mobile app for passengers to search banned items, Apple iOS gets a new access control patent, and more.
09/03/2013 - A major phone company has maintained a metadata database of U.S. phone calls. Conneticut schools continue to upgrade security after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The TSA's passenger precheck continues to expand.
08/28/2013 - A Government Accountability Office report on the TSA Explosives Detection Canine Program analyzed how the agency trains and maintains its dogs and programs. The GAO found that the TSA should regularly analyze program trends to better manage and improve how the canines are used in airports. The congressional watchdog also suggested the TSA’s newer passenger screening program be comprehensively evaluated for effectiveness.
08/27/2013 - Janet Napolitano said goodbye to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in a speech yesterday. Millions of dollars in investment capital is being given to cybersecurity companies as cloud computing takes hold. New Security measures put in place at the US Open caused tennis fans more than a little entry delay. U.S. schools are reopening with extra security in place.
08/27/2013 - This is an alarming exposé of how the U.S. government operates in Afghanistan and the challenges it faces, even as it indirectly supports violent jihad. This well-written book exposes top personnel, agencies, and decision makers by naming names associated with the corruption going on in the midst of the Global War on Terrorism.
08/26/2013 - UN inspectors were fired on this morning while heading toward the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, was convicted on Friday and begins sentencing hearings today. Wildfires in Yosemite now threaten several towns.
08/23/2013 - President Obama calls possible use of chemical weapons in Syria a grave concern; Mueller shares thoughts on his time at the FBI; government reports take a look at military training, and more.
08/22/2013 - Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison; officials say the NSA surveillance program's scope is much broader than originally disclosed; nations call for a U.N. investigation in Syria after chemical weapons were allegedly used to attack civilians; and more.
08/21/2013 - The Guardian destroyed computer equipment containing Leaked NSA files. A new survey indicates that organizations are in denial about IT security incidents. DHS has taken over an aerial blimp program. Northeastern University's ALERT Center has kept its DHS Center of Excellence designation.