The nation's centralized terrorist watch list is used to screen 270 million individuals every month now contains more than 700,000 entries, but remains marred by duplication, erroneous information, incorrect tracking codes and poor coordination
Local 2544 border patrol union boss Edward "Bud" Tuffly uses his position as local union boss to rage against opponents of the proposed permanent I-19 checkpoint. Accusing opponents of lacking valid points, Tuffly fails to make any of his o
Continuing its work to expose governments’ efforts to control our movements through various schemes requiring, ”Your papers, please!”, the Identity Project has filed formal comments with the Department of Fatherland Security...
House Homeland Security Committee aides say they are being stonewalled by the Homeland Security Dept over their requests for information on an apparent no-bid contract, arousing suspicions that something wrong is being covered up.
The authorities also seem to have trouble implementing policies already in place. Government reports suggest that airline security procedures are remarkably ineffective, routinely failing to catch explosive materials carried by undercover agents.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says public opposition to a host of new border security programs stalls government efforts to tighten security. Such opposition ranges from Texas ranchers who don't want border fences built on their p
The Homeland Security Department has given up on one of its broadest anti-terrorism data-mining tools after investigators found it was tested with information about real people without the required privacy safeguards. Known as ADVISE and begun in
The Homeland Security Department has failed to meet even half of its performance expectations in the 4 years it has been in existence, congressional auditors concluded in a draft report. Maritime security is the only area which saw improvements, the
Emergency Responders and 9/11 family groups who lost loved ones on 9/11 blast Presidential Candidate Rudolph Giuliani's new "plan" for protecting America from terrorism and emergencies in the future. This "plan" is a concocte
The 265th is part of Operation Noble Eagle & is being deployed for the next year. They have been ordered by the president to the nation's capital, where they will operate high-tech weapons systems against potential air threats.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers sued NASA and the California Institute of Technology on Thursday, challenging extensive new background checks that the feds began requiring in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
(I'm glad to see taxpayer money being spent wisely) Now, the Dept. of Homeland Security is using game technology to help shore up defenses at home. ABC News is reporting that for the past year, the government agency has spent $600,000 funding Gr
From late 2004 until mid-2006, a little-known data-mining computer system developed by the US Dept of Homeland Security to hunt terrorist, weapons of mass destruction, and biological weapons sifted through Americans' personal data with little reg
But when it comes to hits and errors on terrorists, Uncle Sam could not qualify even for a tryout for the minor leagues. The federal government has had far more strikeouts than people realize when it comes to terrorist suspects.
Blackwater Security has purchased these light combat aircraft that can be used for counter-insurgency for possible use at their U.S. bases.
Much was made of Homeland Security Dept Sec Michael Chertoff's comment last week that residents of states that fail to follow the Real ID Act's requirement to issue more secure driver's licenses will be required to show a passport
The Homeland Security Dept on Wednesday announced broad changes for using a database that collects and stores information on foreign travelers to the US. In one of the biggest changes, the dept plans to regularly share information with US intelligen
On August 23, 2007, the hosts of Free Talk Live, an online talk radio show in New Hampshire, discussed my experience at a suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoint. The show's archive is available online.
Dept of Homeland Security adminstrators - fearing additional scrutiny - concealed from federal investigators information-sharing breakdowns that left the US vulnerable to terrorists, internal DHS memos and e-mails show. The documents obtained
Should have seen this one coming. Once the federal government had rationalized its authority to violate the privacy of Americans by tapping their phones, reading their email, surveying their library selections and poking throught their bank records
Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act....
Let it not be said that the disastrous and unjustifiable Iraq war has failed to yield commercial spin-offs. Just as the first Gulf War famously prompted the Chinese General Staff to begin a crash modernization of the People's Libertation Army
All would-be passengers on international OR domestic flights to, from, over, via, or within the U.S. would have to have government-issued ID AND explicit case-by-case prior permission from DHS to the airline to allow each passenger to b
The Department of Homeland Security is funneling millions of dollars to local governments nationwide for purchasing high-tech video camera networks, accelerating the rise of a "surveillance society" in which the sense of freedom that stems
Recently proposed Homeland Security rules would prohibit anonymous travel by air or sea, compel monitoring of travelers and collection of lifetime travel records and control movement through requiring prior permission of the DHS.
Dozens of TSA agents recently setup checkpoints at Indianapolis bus stops and searched passengers trying to peacefully ride city buses. Air Marshals patted people down, searched bags, and performed "behavior" tests to intimidate the traveli
US business travelers and tourists flying to the European Union are facing the threat of the same laborious registration requirements that Washington has demanded of Europeans in the latest US security crackdown.
A government watchdog group warns that New Mexico's Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's nuclear weapons design laboratories, has again experienced a security failure of 'the most serious' level.
New legislation will require visitors to the US to register their travel plans 48 hours before departing for the US. The agreement -- signed by the US and the European Union -- will allow the US Dept of Homeland Security(DHS) to continue using
[Oh, puke! Here comes the fear.] Senior law enforcement officials said today that the growing signs of a "Summer of '07" terror attack on the U.S. have led the FBI to dispatch dozens of agents to track down new leads across the country.