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Smithsonian balances security and openness -- Is it safe?

February 06, 2012

Following the 9/11 attacks security officials worried that the Smithsonian Institution with its millions of visitors and stores of valuable national treasures would be an ideal target for terrorists, yet the institution has done little to bolster security.

Global supply-chain security initiative to gather private-sector feedback (AUDIO)

February 03, 2012

President Barack Obama has signed the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain, which aims to promote the efficient and secure movement of goods throughout the global economy. The strategy was introduced by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last month at a global economic forum. Seth Stodder, president and CEO of Palindrome Strategies, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the new strategy and the role he will take. Audio.

White House Releases National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security

January 27, 2012

HSPI Senior Fellow Seth Stodder, who assisted the Department of Homeland Security in developing the new strategy, writes about its principles as enunciated by Secretary Napolitano at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

Supreme Court Rules on GPS Surveillance

January 25, 2012

Seth Stodder, HSPI Senior Fellow, discusses law enforcement's use of GPS surveillance technology and how it stands up to the Fourth Amendment. "The Justices’ three competing opinions in the case, however, raise more questions than they resolve – and point to many legal battles to come as courts wrestle with whether and to what degree 21st Century surveillance and analytics capabilities should be circumscribed by constitutional principles."

The National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy: Closing a Window of Criminal Opportunity

January 25, 2012

HSPI Associate Director Sharon L. Cardash discusses the policy and politics of the release of the Administration's National Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy.

Risks Abound at Home and Abroad

January 19, 2012

Daniel J. Kaniewski, Deputy Director of HSPI, discusses the difficultly of planning responses to low-probability, high-impact catastrophes.

The economic impact of catastrophe: Interview with David Brancaccio

January 17, 2012

Thai floods sent ripples through the global economy last year. A report urges companies to consider how disasters could disrupt their businesses.

Cyber Power: Which Nations Will Emerge as the Cyber Powers of the 21st Century? (AUDIO)

January 03, 2012

Cyber technologies raise several critical questions. What will be the primary sources of their comparative cyber power - military, economic, or cultural? How significant will be the roles of non-state actors in the future cyber balance of power? Finally, what should the role of the US Government be as this new balance of power emerges? Audio.

Homeland Security Experts Weigh In: The Year of the ‘Lone Wolf’ (Subscription Required)

January 02, 2012

There exists a witch’s brew of violent extremist forces operating out of safe havens in Pakistan and the FATA. While many of these groups historically had narrow regional aims and objectives, they increasingly ascribe and subscribe to al Qaeda’s broader vision of global jihad. Subscription required to read article.

TSA to Start Searching Ground Transportation

December 24, 2011

The TSA’s secret counter-terrorism team that tries to topple crimes in transportation centers have run more than 9,000 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in 2011, and the Department of Homeland Security are asking for an extra $24 million for 2012 to organize even more teams to put in bus stations and Amtrak terminals next year.

TSA screenings aren't just for airports anymore

December 11, 2011

The Transportation Security Administration isn't just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

Obama Strategy Focuses on Local Connections to Combat Extremists

December 08, 2011

The Obama administration said that, while al-Qaeda and its affiliates remain the nation’s biggest threat, the government must focus on rooting out homegrown extremists inspired by the terrorist group. The administration released a report today that outlines ways federal officials are engaging with groups and communities that are potential targets for recruitment by terrorists.

Lawmakers, Twitter locked in dispute over Taliban tweets

November 23, 2011

Some members of Congress are urging the popular website Twitter to stop hosting pro-Taliban tweets that celebrate attacks against American and allied forces in Afghanistan. Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website's terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization.

Houston Muslims question FBI terror tactics

November 20, 2011

The Texan convicted last week of attempting to aid al-Qaida wasn't on any most-wanted lists and was not in possession of bomb-making materials. He was by no means a major player in global terrorism. But the Muslim man from Hempstead was a threat, FBI agents said. So they tracked him for two years, using cameras, recording devices, an informant and even a plane.

Turning to the Netherlands for Counterradicalization Lessons (Subscription Required)

November 20, 2011

This week, The George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute is looking to find out what lessons the United States can learn from its European ally. Subscription required to view article.

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