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House Homeland Security Committee Plans Hearing on Boston Attack

The House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold the first congressional hearing next week examining the Boston Marathon terrorist attack and what it says about the state of the nation’s post-Sept. 11 security infrastructure.

Using Big Data to Fight Phishing

Today’s spear-phishing campaigns are localized, small and can slip through typical spam filters. As a result, detection practices have to evolve.

Spy Chief Apparently Knows How Boston Intel Probe Will End

An inquiry into whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to help prevent the Boston Marathon bombing is just getting started. But America’s top spy is already convinced that the deadly April 15 attacks do not represent an intelligence failure.

FEMA Releases IED Lessons Learned Collection For First Responders

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released a collection of lessons learned for first responders related to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

Immigration plan would add drones to border security

The bipartisan immigration proposal filed this month in the Senate would create a 24/7 surveillance system at U.S. borders that would rely significantly on increased use of drones.

Why Ron Paul is slamming Boston's response to the bombings

Criticizing the Boston Police Department, which has been hailed for capturing Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, isn’t exactly a PC move. Here, however, is former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

Will Bureaucracy Keep The U.S. Drone Industry Grounded?

Americans are suspicious of drones. Reports of the unmanned aerial vehicles’ use in war zones have raised concerns about what they might do here at home. For instance, in Seattle earlier this year, a public outcry forced the police department to abandon plans for eye-in-the-sky UAV helicopters.

'Misha' Speaks: An Interview with the Alleged Boston Bomber's 'Svengali'

As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings continues, one of the more clouded aspects is the tale of “Misha,” a mysterious US-based Islamist who has been accused by members of the Tsarnaev family of radicalizing Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the elder of the two alleged bombers. Today I was able to meet “Misha,” whose real name is Mikhail Allakhverdov.

CISPA Is Dead. Now Let’s Do a Cybersecurity Bill Right

The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) now appears to be dead in the Senate, despite having passed the House by a wide margin earlier this month. For all the heated rhetoric surrounding the CISPA legislation — predictions of an impending Digital Pearl Harbor matched by dire warnings of Big Brother surveillance — the controversy was almost entirely unnecessary.