The Homeland Security Department's inspector general said Transportation Security Administration officials are unnecessarily concealing information in a new report that highlighted the vulnerabilities of security controls of DHS technology systems at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
TSA provided a rundown of seizures – and photos of the items – that officers made last year of prohibited items and those that appeared dangerous. The agency said it screened more than 653 million passengers last year, which was an increase of 14.8 million from the prior year.
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Scientists at the University of Washington are helping prepare the Pacific Northwest for earthquakes and resulting tsunamis, including the development of the first tsunami evacuation structure in the United States and a prototype earthquake early warning system.
According to CBP policy, high-risk shipments should be scanned with radiation detection and nonintrusive inspection equipment. However, CBP agents can waive that examination if the shipment meets a "standard exception" or "articulable reason."
The Goldwater-Nichols Act, also known as the Department of Defense Reorganization Act, implemented "thoughtful, serious and reasoned reforms" at the Pentagon and similar legislation can help reform and improve DHS management and operational activities, wites Daniel M. Gerstein.
ICSR estimated that the number of foreign fighters from 14 countries in Western Europe has increased to 4,000, double what it was in December 2013. However, the Middle East – including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Morocco, among others – remains the "dominant source" of foreign fighters with 11,000.
As National Nuclear Security Administration laboratories shift away from a focus on nuclear projects and undertake more assignments from other agencies to address broader national security concerns, a larger debate over their governance has also emerged.
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The Interior Department, State Department and Education Department all fail to communicate in plain language with the public, while all other agencies generally communicated well with the public, says Center for Plain Language in its annual report card.
This week, Minneapolis became the latest major city to offer compostable waste pickup as part of municipal garbage collection.