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  • Netherlands to Use Full Body Scanners for US Flights Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | 2:44 PM ET

    The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, saying that could have stopped the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing.

  • US Struggles Anew to Ensure Safety as Gaps Are Revealed Tuesday, 29 Dec 2009 | 10:59 AM ET
    Sgt. Cliff Java of the San Francisco police department and his dog check the luggage in the ticketing area of the International Terminal at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California.

    In ways large and small, the Department of Homeland Security, once again, is struggling to strengthen an aviation security system it has already spent $40 billion rebuilding since the terror attacks of 2001. The New York Times reports.

  • Anti-Cyberattack Experts Seen in Short Supply Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 7:31 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    Federal agencies are facing a severe shortage of computer specialists, even as a growing wave of coordinated cyberattacks against the government poses potential national security risks, a private study found.

  • Experts David Lutz, managing director at Stifel Nicolaus Capital Markets and Jim Iuorio, director at TJM Institutional Services, weighed in on the best places to invest now.

  • At Airports, Lines Made for Speed Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 11:50 AM ET
    Expert Traveler

    The Transportation Security Administration is trying to speed up airport screening by asking passengers to choose a line based on their familiarity with checkpoint procedures, The New York Times reports.

  • GOP Congressman Proposes Hedge Funds Register With SEC Wednesday, 7 Mar 2007 | 4:05 PM ET

    Sen. Charles Grassley filed the legislation as an amendment to a Homeland Security bill now being debated by the Senate.

  • Consultant Blasts "Flag-Waving" In AMR Uproar Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 11:42 AM ET

    The British are coming, the British are coming -- for American Airlines. Well, maybe not. Despite a Reuters report knocking down BusinessWeek's story of a possible takeover bid for American Airlines parent AMR, speculation abounds. And It would be a good thing, according to Mike Miller -- but he says it probably won't happen.

  • It's been a year since the Dubai Ports World (DPW) imbroglio. Tomorrow, Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services, will convene the HCFS to ask the question: Have we learned anything? That's also what Rob Nichols and Gary Hufbauer are asking.

  • Negroponte to Become Deputy Secretary of State Wednesday, 3 Jan 2007 | 9:38 PM ET

    National Intelligence Director John Negroponte will resign to become deputy secretary of state, says a government official.

  • Former Sec Thompson: "Not If But When" For Pandemic Monday, 18 Dec 2006 | 11:52 AM ET

    Avian or bird flu. Just because it hasn't been topping headlines doesn't mean the threat's disappeared. But how prepared are U.S. businesses for a pandemic? On CNBC’s “Morning Call,” Tommy Thompson presented the results of a new Deloitte and Touche survey. Thompson (who is now Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions)...

  • U.S. Homeland Security warned a number of banking and trading Web sites Thursday-- of a possible terrorist cyber threat. A jihadi Web site – though not associated with al-Qaeda – called for attacks on the financial industry in response to abuses at the U.S.’s holding facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The government said there is no proof of any immediate threat.

  • Kim Jong-il Faces Blue Xmas: No iPods, Harleys Thursday, 30 Nov 2006 | 9:28 AM ET

    Kim Jong-il has been a very naughty dictator. So Uncle Sam is making sure the North Korean leader will get little but coal in his Christmas stocking. William Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, told Carl Quintanilla on “Squawk Box” that the U.S. is taking a novel approach to fighting a totalitarian menace: by cutting off his pipeline of luxury imports.