Category: Homeland Security

Meaningful Ideas

That airline security is largely theater is a given. As has been covered by others, precluding cockpit access by anyone but pilots is the safest and sanest security move post-9/11. The rest of the processes are not ill-intended, just ill-conceived.…

Don’t Believe the Hype

I want you to read this tweet:   Two things: 1. The government is constantly whinging on about how we need more sharing. The private sector elements who actually get involved in sharing regimes constantly complain about how “sharing” with…

Another Fine DHS Mess

Fans of Heartbreak Ridge will recall the pop-culture story of communications interoperability problems the military faced (in the middle of a battle you don’t want to be calling collect for fire support). After-action reports from 9/11 reminded us of the…

New Intel Sharing Paper

Money quote from the Author’s Note: The unavoidable conclusion is that the U.S. government cannot continue to allow a collecting agency to make unilateral originator control determinations regarding the intelligence it collects. … I hope to explain why they are…

What Year is This?

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here . . . The Homeland Security Department finally named an assistant secretary for cybersecurity last year, and the Senate ratified the first international treaty on cybercrime. The Computer Security Industry Alliance had…

Main St. Fallujah

This story from LGF and this bit by Lind seems to suggest that maybe Fallujah in your home town might not be that far off. I suggested as much in both written and verbal formats, though like Lind I was…