A bill (S. 251) introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), which is designed to prohibit prisoners from using smuggled cell phones, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The Senate has not announced whether it will consider the bill. The provision would allow corrections officials to petition the government to use wireless jamming devices. (Currently, any interference with wireless services is illegal.)
09/02/2009 - The United States government announced a bilateral agreement with Mexico today that will create a public security communications network to bolster border security between the two countries.
06/29/2009 - Many emergency response agencies have switched from code talk to plain language because of the 2006 National Incident Management System Alert, but what's plain language to one agency isn't plain language to another.
04/28/2009 - The National Emergency Communications Plan lays out the Department of Homeland Security’s goals and deadlines for advancing interoperable voice communication among different first-response agencies and jurisdictions, building on the agency’s Interoperability Continuum.
03/25/2009 - New Zealand's second largest telecommunications company has hired a hacking wunderkind, responsible for writing a multimillion dollar-generating botnet infiltration program, to help senior executives understand cybersecurity issues.