Research into the process of radicalization via the Internet has largely studied the content that is available rather than how terrorists actually make use of it, a study from the Rand Corporation says.
Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees say they're concerned that jihadist groups are gaining new strength, partly due to the conflict in Syria.
Airport security X-ray screeners are trained to spot dangerous objects in luggage--but a new study finds that humans doing image-based item recognition tend to overlook unusual items, letting them slip by. What they found, based on more than 20 million examples, is that ultra-rare prohibited items--30 of the total items, which showed up less than .15 percent of the time in the game--were detected only 27 percent of the time.
The House passed three bills regarding the Transportation Security Administration Dec. 3. all with broad bipartisan support.
There are ways a diversifing Coast Guard can avoid the negative consequences on group dynamics such as interpersonal conflict and personnel turnover that diversity can cause, writes Cmdr. Laura Collins, currently a Coast Guard fellow at the Rand Corporation.
Whoever stole a truck carrying radioactive material in Mexico Dec. 2 probably did not know what was inside, said experts on terrorism and smuggling from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.
The Coast Guard issued a final rule Nov. 19 clarifying that Transportation Worker Identification Credentials cannot be shown to employers as evidence of resident alien status.
A federal judge ordered (.pdf) in November the case to go to public bench trial. Ibrahim, an observant Muslim who wears a hijab, seeks her removal from the watchlist. She is also suing under the First Amendment, asserting that the government burdened her exercise of religion.
Terrorist organizations value lone wolves for their ability to carry out the goals of the organization with lower costs, little or no need to plan, and a lower probability of detection, Amit Kumar of Georgetown University said during a recent event at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.
The National Security Agency considered exposing the pornography viewing habits of Muslim "radicalizers," according to documents that the Huffington Post obtained from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
A federal appeals court turned down an attempt by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to overturn a lower court's ruling on the unconstitutionality of the stop-and-frisk practices of the New York Police Department.
The conflict in Syria will likely have consequences for international terrorism for decades to come, Brian Michael Jenkins of the Rand Corp. said Nov. 20 during a House hearing. Jenkins, a terrorism expert and senior adviser to Rand's president, said that Syria has provided al Qaeda a chance to establish a strong new base in the Middle East and bring in new recruits.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula continues to pose an immediate security threat to Yemen and to the United States, despite the central government's recovery of territory in the south previously under AQAP control, a State Department official told a Nov. 19 House panel.
A tornado warning from the National Weather Service today comes in two settings--in effect or not--and that should be changed in favor of a more nuanced system, concludes a government investigation into the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo.
Local immigration enforcement has driven immigrants to different parts of the United States, but generally not out of the country, according to a working paper being circulated by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The exception is Maricopa County, Ariz., home to Sheriff Joe Arpaio's controversial immigration enforcement tactics.
Jeh Johnson, President Obama's nominee to be the next secretary of the Homeland Security Department, received the approval of the Senate Homeland Security and governmental Affairs Committee Nov. 20 by a voice vote.
Delaying the onset of National Flood Insurance Program premium increases would only end up "subsidizing risk," Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate told a Nov. 19 House panel. However, FEMA does want to "work with Congress on how to we look at affordability for someone who is in their home now," Fugate told the House Financial Services subcommittee on housing and insurance.