Posts Tagged ‘Homeland Security’

The Needle: No Country For Four Loko Edition

Homeland Security Knows What You Think About Metro: Do you grumble about #WMATA on Twitter? You may want to note that the Department of Homeland Security pays a contractor millions of dollars to monitor social media. "The Homeland Security National Operations Center focuses on many, many keywords when sifting through social media. Two big ones? 'WMATA.' 'Metro.'" [...]

An Unspecified Threat Against Metro?

While there are not too many details to go on, NBC4 is reporting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned Metro of a threat to its transit system. That's according to an internal memo NBC4 has seen: "Someone traveled to Turkey last July to obtain a U.S. visa to come to the States [...]

Morning Roundup: The “Flying After the Undy Bomber” Edition

Good morning, City Deskers. The big news of this otherwise quiet week is that Barack Obama has declared there was a "systemic failure" of U.S. national security because the government had information that, had it been pieced together, could have thwarted Umar Farouk Abdulmuttalab's attempted airliner attack.
Also: that Abdulmuttalab was lonely and sad.
But let's stop [...]

District Limerick: Salahi Thursday

A week after guards were deceived
An invite, of sorts, they've received
They say at this hearing
They won't be appearing
A plan that has Thompson (D-Miss.) quite peeved
An invite might seem a formality
Not so, it turns out, in reality
To slip by a sentry
Is false pretense entry
What's that, do I smell illegality?