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New report recommends US strategy to prevent Americans traveling overseas to fight for ISIS

More than 250 Americans are going overseas to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and other terrorist groups and the United States has largely failed to stop most of them, in part, because it lacks a national strategy, the House Homeland Security Committee said in the new bipartisan report.

State Department's proposed diplomatic security facility meets needed criteria, GAO says

While a State Department plan for a diplomatic security training facility is expected to cost more than $140 million more than an alternative proposal, congressional investigators recently concluded that it was the better of the two options because it met four needed critical elements.

TSA reportedly ends practice of selecting non-enrolled travelers to use PreCheck security lanes

The Transportation Security Administration will no longer funnel regular travelers at participating U.S. airports to use designated PreCheck security lanes unless those travelers are actually enrolled in the program.

Heroin, fentanyl seizures increasing in US; feds stepping up efforts to address issue

While overall nationwide drug seizures dropped 13 percent from fiscal years 2013 to 2014, the head of the Customs and Border Protection agency recently said that heroin seizures rose by 12 percent during the same period.

International police agencies focus on countering growing threat of IEDs to civilians

Improvised explosive devices aren't just a significant threat to soldiers on the battlefield, but they're also a leading killer of civilians worldwide, Interpol's secretary general said this week in Australia where the first-ever international forum to counter such threats was held.

FBI seeks help from US antiquities leaders to bar Islamic State from cashing in on looted artifacts

Leaders in the art and antiquities market are being asked to help prevent the trade of illegally obtained artifacts so the terrorist group does not get funds. The FBI is providing them with a one-page document, explaining what they can do and who to contact.

Terrorist attacks involving firearms more common outside US than domestically, says report

Of the 2,646 terrorist attacks carried out in the United States and Puerto Rico from 1970 to 2014, 346 involved firearms as the primary weapon, according to a report by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism.

Pessimism and few opportunities primarily drive foreign fighters to join Islamic State, paper finds

While many Muslims in the United States say there's prejudice against those who practice the faith and even 10 percent of younger U.S. Muslims say a suicide attack in defense of Islam is justifiable, fewer than 150 U.S. Muslims – or less than 1 percent of all Islamic State fighters – have traveled to Syria.

DHS announces VWP security enhancements in effort to address foreign terrorist fighter threat

Enhancements include required use of e-passports for all Visa Waiver Program travelers, mandated use of INTERPOL's lost and stolen passports database, and permission to expand use of U.S. marshals on incoming international flights.

Tech trade groups protest Senate intel bill provision imposing terrorist activity reporting

The Internet Association, the Reform Government Surveillance, and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition said in an Aug. 5 letter to Senate leadership that they understand the motivation of Section 603 of the bill, but called it "hastily written" and "unworkable."