Category: On the Homefront – the HSDL Blog

Info-Cop software helps public safety agencies

Info-Cop software enables real-time wireless communication between public safety agencies across the nation. The software provides real-time access to local, state, and federal crime databases over wireless networks. It’s compatible with numerous wireless networks and allows agencies to instantly share information. As a result, this helps reduce risk in potentially...

IT security on a shoestring

This article describes how some federal and state IT managers are dealing with cybersecurity with limited funding available. Article formerly posted at

New report says we can do more with technology

There still exists gaps in the nation’s ability to analyze and share intelligence according to a new report from the Markle foundation. The report calls for the government to make a fundamental shift from its culture of limited access and secrecy and to create a network of information sharing. Details...

Patriot Act architect sees detention flaws

With the Supreme Court closer to reviewing the detainee policy of the Patriot Act, civil liberty groups have found an ally in one of its main architects. Concerned of the lack of due process, Viet Dinh has voiced his concern of what constitutes an enemy combatant and what the judicial...

Air Marshal program still needed

With airplanes still regarded as a potential terrorist’s weapon, Mr. Tom Ridge has voiced his support for the air marshal program despite a GAO report somewhat critical of the program. Details can be found at Article formerly posted at