A military judge in Guantanamo Bay ordered prosecutors to reveal information about how they detained, transported and interrogated Abd al Rahim al Nashiri, who is accused of planning the 2000 USS Cole suicide bombing. Regarding his interrogations, prosecutors must turn over all related summaries, reports, logs and notes. Additionally, they must provide unredacted copies of any requests to use "enhanced interrogation techniques" on al Nashiri, the order says.
Boston is set to become the second city to receive a Homeland Security Department envoy who coordinates anti-violent-extremism programs, the White House's Lisa Monaco said April 15.
Last October, the DoD began construction of a 30 acre complex for medical countermeasure manufacturing in Alachua, Fla., near Gainesville. It expects to complete the facility by the end of fiscal 2015. But HHS already runs three manufacturing facilities for medical countermeasures, which are vaccines and medicines for possible pandemics or bioterror attacks.
Dutch police today arrested a teenager after she tweeted on Sunday a terrorist threat to American Airlines in what she quickly said was a joke.
Counterterrorism expert Seth Jones cautioned lawmakers not to dwell too much on the core of al Qaeda and lose sight of other groups during a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing April 8. "Using the core al Qaeda and its strength or weakness as a gauge of the movement in my view is increasingly anachronistic," Jones said.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act saves taxpayer dollars, say two Rand scientists. The act makes the government a source of last-resort financial support in case terrorist attack-related insurance claims rise above a high threshold. The law's seven year authorization comes to an end this year.
A review of the federal government's intelligence on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says there is no need for significant changes to how counterterrorism agencies handle and share information.
The Senate Monday confirmed two Homeland Security Department undersecretaries, further dropping the agency's rate of high-level vacancies.
One of three organizations hired by the Health and Human Services Department for surge vaccine production in the event of a pandemic should be running at full capacity within three years, department officials say.
Legislation authorizing for three years the Homeland Security Department's dangerous chemical substance regulation program is now set to face the full House Homeland Security Committee following a Thursday vote.