Countering domestic terrorism appears to have become a top priority again at the Justice Department, according to a brief from the Congressional Research Service.
The department on Aug. 18 published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register, asking the public and other stakeholders how to 'fullly mature' the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, or CFATS, program and improve it.
The FBI has made notable strides in bringing its practices around national security letters more into compliance with the law, but not when it comes to typographical errors, says a new report from the Justice Department's inspector general.
A federal judge, who has served on the secret national-security court, said that certain provisions within a new Senate reform bill overhauling surveillance programs would "undermine the twin goals of protecting privacy and national security."
To deal with terrorist groups, drug trafficking and other threats in Africa, the United States and six African countries recently announced a partnership to enhance security governance and capacity.
The Energy Department inspector general said it could not independently validate whether space-based sensors being developed to detect nuclear detonations globally will be delivered on time and on budget to the Air Force.
The House on July 28 passed a trio of bipartisan bills designed to bolster cybersecurity in the crticial infrastructure sector and support the Homeland Security Department's new cybersecurity workforce.
Intelligence agencies and analysts have far overestimated the threat posed by so-called "lone wolf" terrorists, a prominent Spanish terrorism analyst said July 15 during a talk at the Brookings Institution.
According to a solicitation posted on FedBizOps July 8, NATO's Communications and Information Agency is seeking commercial-off-the-shelf software that will provide command and control functionality, which would also protect forces from effects of such incidents.
The new Defense Department strategy for countering weapons of mass destruction reflects how even the military's most critical missions are subject to the realities of an era of limited budgets. The strategy, released June 30, replaces a counter-WMD strategy that the department published eight years ago.