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HSPI welcomes seven Homeland Security Leaders to its Senior Fellow cadre

September 12, 2011

Today, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) announced the appointment of seven homeland security leaders to its Senior Fellow class of 2011.

Lessons learned from 9/11: Looking back at the attacks ten years later

September 12, 2011

The Department of Homeland Security was created in the wake of 9/11. Intelligence officials are constantly working to keep history from repeating itself and that means more communication and sharing between federal agencies. Of course, terror isn't the only threat. Our panel of experts, Rich Cooper, Col. Douglas MacGregor and Mickey McCarter walk us through what's changed in a decade and where the country is heading in terms of its national security.

Homeland security funds for Iowa running on empty

September 11, 2011

Priorities have changed. The money's drying up. Now, Iowans are going to have to decide how much they're willing to pay toward securing the homeland closest to home.

Intelligent man's guide to fighting terror

September 10, 2011

Predator drones firing Hellfire missiles in Waziristan. US Navy SEALS landing in Abbottabad. These are the popular impressions of cutting edge counter-terrorism warfare and technology. There is much, much more to the story.

Academics and researchers are a behind-the-scenes front in the war on terror

September 10, 2011

The Institute for the Study of Violent Groups has been documenting, cataloguing, coding and analyzing incidents of insurgency, terrorism and transnational crime. These researchers are among the thousands who comprise a rarely seen part of the war on terrorism, a nexus between the government's formal national security apparatus and academic organizations.

How 9/11 changed air travel (VIDEO)

September 10, 2011

Director Frank Cilluffo comments on post-9/11 changes to aviation security. Video.

In the war against terror, the Northeast transit corridor seen as a vulnerable target

September 09, 2011

Nowhere in the U.S. is mass transit more developed and more widely used than in the Northeast, where a thick web of Amtrak, Metro-North, Long Island Railroad and other trains and subway systems serves millions of people each day. Yet compared to the tens of billions of dollars poured into protecting airports and air passengers, precious few resources have been devoted to ensuring the nation's mass transit security, some say.

Terrorist watch lists should be put in the cloud, analysts say

September 09, 2011

A decade after 19 al Qaeda members hijacked four passenger jets in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil, security experts say cloud computing and other technological advances -- not legislative moves -- are needed to bridge the gaps remaining in the nation's terrorist watch lists.

New York and Washington react to 9/11 threat with practiced seriousness

September 09, 2011

New York and Washington react to the unconfirmed bomb threat with heightened security amid intelligence from the raid on Osama bin Laden affirming his interest in the 9/11 anniversary.

Rise of the digital jihadists: Homeland Security says post 9/11 America has seen a new threat from the internet

September 08, 2011

A new terrorist threat of radicalisation via the Internet has developed over the decade since the September 11 attacks, according to a new survey. Immediately after 9/11, experts believed people would only be radicalised by person-to-person contact. But now there are fears ‘digital jihadists’ living in the U.S. are being recruited online and are then able to be directed from abroad.

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