12/12/13 09:08 AM
Nasdaq OMX's chief information security officer, Mark Graff, is to chair a new working group that's been set up by the World Federation of Stock Exchanges to try to combat the rise of cyber attacks on financial market infrastructure.
By Kelly Cohen | 12/11/13 05:41 PM
Millions of dollars could be saved if a contracting method were used correctly by federal agencies, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. GAO also estimated that 24 percent of all reverse auction contracts were not awarded to the lowest bidding vendor. In the Dec 9....
By Mark Flatten | 12/09/13 07:46 PM
Islamic advocacy groups with hidden agendas and historic ties to radical organizations are dictating how the FBI and other federal agencies combat terrorism, a watchdog group alleges in a new report. The recent purge of counter-terror training documents to remove references that might offend...
By Ashe Schow | 12/08/13 01:16 PM
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said Sunday that the threat of terrorism is “spreading like a spider web” and “like a wildfire” in North Africa and the Middle East. McCaul, R-Texas, speaking with CNN “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley, said President...
By Veronique de Rugy | 12/05/13 07:20 PM
Federal airline security oversight has a long track record of failure. Few people know that prior to Sept. 11, 2001, four different federal agencies -- the FBI, CIA, FAA and INS -- were entrusted to protect commercial airlines. They clearly did not do their jobs. Why, then, has the federal...
By Susan Ferrechio | 12/03/13 05:21 AM
The Department of Homeland Security, the agency charged with protecting the federal government from cyber attacks, is itself vulnerable to such threats because its own outdated computers lack even the basic protections needed to fend off hackers, a new report shows.
12/02/13 09:38 AM
There’s a moment in Captain Phillips, Paul Greengrass’s excruciatingly tense tale of the 2009 capture of an American ship captain by Somalian pirate, where the audience gets a rare chance to laugh. It’s probably not meant to come off this way, but after 90-ish minutes of nightmarish,...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/29/13 07:31 PM
Jeh Johnson, President Obama's choice to be the Department of Homeland Security secretary, was working for a law firm in New York City 12 years ago when two airliners smashed into the twin towers.
By Adam Goldman | 11/26/13 07:25 AM
In the early years after 9/11, the CIA turned some Guantanamo Bay prisoners into double agents then sent them home to help the U.S. kill terrorists, current and former U.S. officials said. The CIA promised the prisoners freedom, safety for their families and millions of dollars from the agency's...
By Charlie Spiering | 11/24/13 06:19 PM
On "Fox News Sunday," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin explained why she didn't care whether people choose to use the phrase "happy holidays" during the Christmas season. Read the full exchange below: WALLACE: And, finally, what's wrong with the idea of a business or a government at some level...
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