Government Security


The Security Pitfalls of Airport Worker Access

The Security Pitfalls of Airport Worker Access

Some of the biggest holes in airport security revolve around those that work there.

US Air Force Drone Fleet Fizzles

US Air Force Drone Fleet Fizzles

Military branch lacks manpower to meet growing demand for unmanned missions.

Border Security: At What Price?

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Border Security: At What Price?

Aside from security on campus or in the K-12 environment, there is nothing more passionate than border security.

How to Stay off FAA

How to Stay off FAA's 'Naughty List' with Your Drone

Video gives tips and best practices for flying your unmanned aircraft.

North Korea’s Internet Restored amid US Hacking Dispute

North Korea's Internet Restored amid US Hacking Dispute

North Korea’s internet was down for several hours before being restored Tuesday.

Security Report says White House Needs New Fence

Security Report says White House Needs New Fence

The report also suggests that the Secret Service needs a new director from outside the organization

Dallas Police Department to Add 200 Body Cameras in January

Dallas Police Department to Add 200 Body Cameras in January

The DPD cites the need to increase transparency, accountability and community engagement.

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Looks to Israel for Advice

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Looks to Israel for Advice

The deputy director of the center is willing to look beyond his borders for cutting edge techniques



Police Raid Sydney Café

Police Raid Sydney Café

Police forces shot and killed a hostage-taker early Tuesday

Kenya President Makes Case for Tougher Security Law

Kenya President Makes Case for Tougher Security Law

The president cites a dangerous enemy in calling for a change.

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Cellphone Search at Arrest

A 4-3 decision by the country's highest court said the evidence Toronto police found on a robbery suspect's phone, including a photo of a handgun and a draft text message which read in part, "We did it," should not be excluded.

UK Police Boost Security after Threat against Officers

UK Police Boost Security after Threat against Officers

Police in Birmingham, England received a threat Monday.

U.S. Prepares for Security Risks ahead of CIA Torture Report

U.S. Prepares for Security Risks ahead of CIA Torture Report

American agencies around the world prepare for possible threats related to the release of the report

New U.S. Guidelines Ban Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

New U.S. Guidelines Ban Profiling by Federal Law Enforcement

Airport and border screening are exempt from the new rules.

Sony Hack Exposes Social Security Numbers

Sony Hack Exposes Social Security Numbers

Social Security numbers appeared more than 1.1 million times in 601 publicly-posted files stolen by hackers.

FBI in Danger of “Going Dark” if not able to Tap Devices

FBI in Danger of “Going Dark” if not able to Tap Devices

Government agency attempts to stand its ground against political leader.

NYPD Twitter Fail

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NYPD Twitter Fail

Critics attack NYPD after on social media after "wehearyou Tweet comes out soon after Eric Garner decision.

Body-mounted Camera Funding for Police Announced by Obama

Police shootings of youth and protests drive demand for video documentation of police activities.

U.S. Military Warned about ISIS Threat within America’s Borders

U.S. Military Warned about ISIS Threat within America’s Borders

FBI gains fresh intelligence and issues a security bulletin last night.

Black Friday was the Second-Biggest Day Ever for Background Checks

Black Friday was the Second-Biggest Day Ever for Background Checks

The FBI dealt with more background checks than ever since the week following the Sandy Hook school shooting

Philadelphia Readies for Papal Security Challenge

Philadelphia Readies for Papal Security Challenge

The Pope’s visit to the city will be the largest event in its modern history.

Do Not Post Pictures of Your Completed Ballot on Social Media

Do Not Post Pictures of Your Completed Ballot on Social Media

Steep fines are being issued and some are having their votes invalidated.

European Union Holds Largest-Ever Cyber-Security Exercise

European Union Holds Largest-Ever Cyber-Security Exercise

The European Network and Information Security Agency coordinated an exercise based in Athens.

Hackers Breach White House Computers

Hackers Breach White House Computers

The hackers are thought to be working for the Russian government.

US Heightens Security at Federal Buildings Nationwide

US Heightens Security at Federal Buildings Nationwide

Responding to recent fatal shooting at Canadian Parliament building, security measures are stepping up in America.

Security Situation Investigated on Flight to Charlotte

Security Situation Investigated on Flight to Charlotte

Passengers were stranded for more than an hour after their plane landed.

Apple CEO Discusses Privacy Talks with Chinese Government

Apple CEO Discusses Privacy Talks with Chinese Government

Tim Cook said the talks were ‘very open’

Gunman Shot Down inside Canada’s Parliament Building

Gunman Shot Down inside Canada’s Parliament Building

It is unclear as to whether there are others in the area.

Obama Says Ebola is a National Security Threat

Obama Says Ebola is a National Security Threat

The President says the issue has a low margin for error in his statement regarding the disease.

Russian Hackers are Using Microsoft Windows to Spy

Russian Hackers are Using Microsoft Windows to Spy

The hackers are targeting the Ukrainian government, a European government agency, two European companies and a United States scholar.

Japan Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results

Japan Court Orders Google to Remove Search Results

The court ordered Google to remove results of a man’s unflattering past.

Twitter Files Suit over National Security Data

Twitter Files Suit over National Security Data

Social media giant feels First Amendment right has been violated.

Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

Man Posing as Member of Congress Gets Access to Secure Area at Obama Event

An unidentified man was able to get access to a secure area backstage at an appearance by the president

Interim Secret Service Director Admits They Have Work to Do

Interim Secret Service Director Admits They Have Work to Do

Joseph Clancy has admitted that they “know they’ve got to clean up their act”

Leveraging IT for Access Control

Trying to navigate through the numerous security regulations that are in place for government agencies and facilities can be a daunting challenge, even to the most seasoned security professionals.

Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

The man was a security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery.

A Capitol Idea

California’s historic State Capitol building, completed in Sacramento in 1874, has seen its share of serious security episodes during its colorful existence. In 1927, a lobbyist shot and murdered a secretary on the fourth floor.

The Cloud Can Change Everything for Law Enforcement

Many people envision law enforcement agencies around the country as resembling mythical portrayals on TV and in movies, with leading-edge technology that can track every suspect’s move across the grid.

Historic Southern City Upgrades to High-Tech Traffic Management

Savannah, Georgia is a study in contrast. As the state’s oldest city, it was founded long before the American Revolution. Yet, beneath its cobblestoned streets lies 38 miles of fiber optic cable, evidence of a metro-region firmly rooted in modernity.

USSS Director Writes Testimony Regarding White House Perimeter Breach

USSS Director Writes Testimony Regarding White House Perimeter Breach

Director Pierson brings up some new concerns about the Secret Service.

Secret Service Reviews White House Security after Intruder Enters Mansion

Secret Service Reviews White House Security after Intruder Enters Mansion

A military vet who served three tours in Iraq jumped the White House fence and entered the front door

Security Industry Grows in Kenya after Westgate Attack

Security Industry Grows in Kenya after Westgate Attack

The attack on the Westgate shopping mall has led to boosted business in the private security industry.

FBI Facial Recognition System Completed

FBI Facial Recognition System Completed

After three years of development, system allows agents to search photographs to identify criminals.

Police Department Debuts Body Cameras on Officers

Police Department Debuts Body Cameras on Officers

This in response to police department's "Stop and Frisk" policies being challenged by civil rights groups in court.

Enough to Go Around

Some of the most satisfying applications of sophisticated security technologies have little to do with security. Today, biometric identity management plays a critical role in delivering necessary vaccines to children in the developing world.

Columnist calls for public security cameras after the disturbances in Ferguson

Columnist calls for public security cameras after the disturbances in Ferguson

Larry Seltzer says that public security cameras could have helped the police gather information

German Artists Claim Responsibility for the White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

German Artists Claim Responsibility for the White Flags on the Brooklyn Bridge

Two artists say they made the flags themselves

Government Websites in Israel Hacked by Anonymous

Government Websites in Israel Hacked by Anonymous

In wake of recent bombings, activist group feels need to hack.

Security at the Department of Defense is Weaker than You Would Think

Security at the Department of Defense is Weaker than You Would Think

Security clearance is given to thousands of people who owe the IRS money.

A How-To Guide on Building a Federal Information Security Team

A How-To Guide on Building a Federal Information Security Team

Here is a list to help develop an all-star team of employees that will protect your information.

The Ultimate Cybersecurity Fix

The Ultimate Cybersecurity Fix

Typewriter sales in German economy boom as tool to thwart cyber spying.

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

Republican State Representative Wants Migrant Children Quickly Returned Home

"I think the first step to fix it is to give our CBP guys the authority to immediately repatriate them back to their countries," said Salmon, chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere and a member of the working group that U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, assembled to address the crisis.

Facebook Facial Recognition Better than FBI

Facebook Facial Recognition Better than FBI's

Next Generation Identification (NGI) and DeepFace battle it out to prove who is the best at biometrics...so far, social media is winning.

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Tighter Security Measures Sought for Airline Safety

Intelligence officials concerned about new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go through airport security undetected.

UK Government Admits Spying Using Google, Facebook, Twitter

UK Government Admits Spying Using Google, Facebook, Twitter

What it all boils down to is internal vs. external cyber communications.

GovSec 2014 Attendance Grows 20 Percent

GovSec – the Government Security Conference and Expo, which featured TREXPO, the Law Enforcement Expo, and was held in conjunction with CPM East – saw its conference grow by 20 percent and total attendance reach more than 3,600 in 2014.

New Chinese Military Cyberattacks Discovered

New Chinese Military Cyberattacks Discovered

Hackers targeting golfers at conferences, US government sectors along with American, European and Japanese satellite, aerospace and communication companies.

Security Stunt Pulled by Australian Politician in Parliament

Security Stunt Pulled by Australian Politician in Parliament

Wheat farmer pulls pipe bomb from bag, illustrating that government building security measures are failing. (Video Included)

Getting Harder to Report on Intelligence Agencies

Too soon to determine if directives are the real reason for sources to clam up.

FBI Releases 2013 Stats for Officers Killed in Line of Duty

FBI Releases 2013 Stats for Officers Killed in Line of Duty

All of the deaths except for one was caused by handguns, rifles and shotguns; does America have a gun problem?

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