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Congress Could Push Space Security Strategy

Congressional auditors at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) are sounding an alarm that the Bush administration never issued a National Security Space Strategy and they are suggesting lawmakers consider forcing defense and intelligence leaders to work out differences and publish a plan.

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Congress Raises Call for Data Safeguards

The breach of presidential candidates' passport files has revived efforts to improve data security and require the government to notify people when someone has improperly looked into their private files. Keep Reading

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The perils of chlorine, part II

In June 2007, New York City police established a bogus water purification company and proceeded to purchase three 100-pound cylinders of chlorine over the Internet without any difficulties, obstacles or questions.

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Pilots, Lawmaker: Weapon Rules Too Strict

The head of a congressional homeland security panel said Friday that a program toarm pilots should get more scrutiny after a US Airways captain's gun discharged last weekend during a flight to Charlotte. Keep Reading

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Homeland Security Council Fades to Black

The Homeland Security Council (HSC), a White House agency that advises the President on homeland security policy, has become one of the darkest corners of the US Government.

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From Data Chaos to Actionable Intelligence

The U.S. Government has always been an early adopter of geospatial technologies—from GPS to satellite imagery. Even the first application of the GeoWeb, Keyhole/Google Earth, received the bulk of its early support from government investment and customers. New geospatial innovations continue to be driven by government investment and will be a key resource driving the success of the GeoWeb.

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Unwittingly Hosting Terror

For more than a year, a Burlington-based Internet company hosted a website that taught its members how to outfit a suicide bomber, aired Al Qaeda propaganda videos, andoffered an "exclusive" Taliban video showing the beheadings of three "spies," according to computer records.

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Legislators Push for $1 Million in Port Security

Faced with mounting port security costs and a fiscal crunch, Gloucester, Massachusetts Mayor Carolyn Kirk and state senators are pushing for $1 million in federal funds to beef up port security for the city, citing a number of threats to the city's safety. Keep Reading

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Lawmaker Calls for Real Border Fence, Not ‘Virtual’ One

As a farmer, Rep. Sam Graves says, he knows a thing or two about fences. And the Missouri Republican says he knows this for sure: It makes no sense to try to keep out illegal immigrants by building a "virtual fence" on the US-Mexico border. Keep Reading

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US: Saddam’s Intelligence Agency Financed Lawmakers’ Trip

California Congressman Mike Thompson says he would not have participated in a pre-war trip to Iraq if he would have known there were any questions regarding its sponsor. Federal prosecutors say Saddam Hussein's intelligence agency secretly financed the trip for three Democratic lawmakers in October 2002.

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Intelligence Agencies Agencies Mine Islamist Websites for Data

For more than a year, a Burlington, Vermont-based Internet company hosted a website that taught its members how to outfit a suicide bomber, aired Al Qaeda propaganda videos, and offered an "exclusive" Taliban video showing the beheadings of three "spies," according to computer records.

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Tennessee Senator Sees Chance to Nix REAL ID Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) wants to scrap a three-year-old anti-terrorism law that his fellow Republicans drafted in response to the Sept. 11 attacks. And with his new power in the GOP conference, he may have a chance.

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Senator Hails US ban on UK Firm That Sold to Iran

The head of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Monday hailed a Commerce Department decision to suspend the export privileges of a British company that had illegally shipped three U.S.-made aircraft to Iran and was preparing to send it three more.

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Va. Domestic Intelligence Center Sued for Info

A Washington, DC privacy group that is curious about the activities of a Virginia domestic intelligence center filed a government sunshine lawsuit Friday, after Virigina's so-called fusion center rebuffed its requests for documents about what the center was doing.

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US Lawmakers Assess Iraq Violence

News of more bloodshed in northern Iraq and Baghdad reached the United States as key Senators appeared on the television interview programs that fill the American airwaves on Sunday morning.

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Lawmaker to DHS: Step it Up with Fusion Centers

The Homeland Security Department is at risk for losing support for funding because it is not doing a good enough job of sharing information with state, local and federal homeland security officials, the chairwoman of the House subcommittee that oversees information sharing and intelligence gathering said March 18.

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