09/17/2013 - Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis acted alone and has a record of abusing firearms, the ACLU has released a report on the FBI's abuse of power after 9-11, and Colorado's oil and gas infrastructure has been damaged by the region's floods.
09/16/2013 - Negotiations over the weekend have ended with an agreement as to how Syria will hand its chemical weapons over to international peacekeepers. The White House has been ordered to declassify legal opinions issued by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media improperly, according to a government report.
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.