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Items Tagged with 'national security'
The House passed legislation Thursday to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American phone records. The compromise measure (called “watered down” by Democrat Jan Schakowsky of Illinois) passed by a vote of 303 to 120, with nine members not voting.
China will investigate providers of IT products and services to protect “national security” and “economic and social development,” according to the official Xinhua news agency. This move follows the U.S. government charged five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.
Thirty-five countries pledged Tuesday to turn international guidelines on nuclear security into national laws, including France, Britain, Canada and Israel. This move is aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring nuclear material. The initiative also commits countries to open up their security procedures to independent review – a further step toward creating an international legal framework to mitigate risks of nuclear terrorism.
The U.S. Border Patrol told its agents Friday that when they confront suspected illegal immigrants crossing the frontier who throw rocks a them, they should try to take cover or move away instead of immediately opening fire.
Defense officials see cyberattacks as the greatest threat to U.S. national security, a survey released Monday says. Forty-five percent of respondents to the Defense News Leadership Poll named a cyberattack as the single greatest threat – nearly 20 percentage points above the second ranked threat: terrorism.
Luke J. McCormack has been named the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security. McCormack will lead and oversee DHS’s continuing efforts to implement information technology enhancements and security.
Following the controversial disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance practices, a presidential task force is on the verge of proposing a dramatic overhaul of the agency, CBS News reports. The task force’s draft report is due Sunday, and will be released for public review before the end of the year. The goal, the article says, is to roll out the new NSA procedures in January, most of which will be enacted through internal administration procedural changes.
Eight major technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, are joining forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, according to The Associated Press. The companies say in an open letter to President Barack Obama that while they sympathize with national security concerns, recent revelations make it clear that laws should be carefully tailored to balance them against individual rights.
Protecting the United States from terrorism means more to Americans than promoting democracy abroad, a Pew Research Center study found. Since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Americans consider protecting U.S. shores from terrorism a top priority, according to a UPI report. The study, conducted every four years, found 83 percent of those questioned held that opinion in 2013, which is slightly down from its high of 86 percent in 2005.
Thousands of tax delinquents, including one who owes the IRS $2 million, have sensitive security clearances, posing a risk that has gone undetected by federal agencies, congressional investigators will report this Thursday.