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CBP, ICE Bids to Join Intel Community Gain Traction

CBP conducted 30,200 border searches of electronic devices in fiscal 2017, the agency reported, which has added to civil libertarians' opposition to IC inclusion.

Skin Color, Gender Confound Face Recognition Software, Adding to Controversy Over Federal Use

DHS agencies have been testing face-scanning technology on departing passengers at airports in Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, New York City, Houston, and Washington, D.C.

Trump Creates Multi-Agency National Vetting Center for Entry Into U.S.

Coordinating intelligence and law enforcement information will improve identification of "terrorists, criminals, and other nefarious actors trying to enter and remain," says White House.

Crisis-Driven Policies and Technology Choices May Erode Cyber-Resilience

Report recommends governments make cyber policy using an ongoing iterative process in place of one that is "ad hoc and crisis-driven" and produces "patchwork legislation.”

EXCLUSIVE: Over Exposure

Terrorists’ deployment of a radiological exposure device, which in its crudest form would be nothing more than an unshielded radiological source, if hidden and...

Drug Busts Reflect Huge Disparity in Effectiveness of Enforcement Efforts

Whenever a law enforcement agency makes a major drug bust, one of the first things the department will do is issue a press release...

BARDA awards contract to Southern Research to combat bio-threats

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has awarded a contract to nonprofit organization Southern Research to develop novel animal models for testing...

Homeland Security Committee to hold domestic terrorism hearings after Charlottesville

The House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on domestic terrorism on Sept. 12 in the wake of the deadly protests on the...
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