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National Guard to take on more homeland defense duties

The National Guard will play a greater role in protecting critical infrastructure in the United States from terrorist attacks, the Defense Department’s assistant secretary for homeland defense said Tuesday.

Airport drug bust heightens debate over non-federal forces

A recent drug bust at Kennedy International Airport shows that the use of workers from private companies in sensitive security jobs poses a substantial risk, federal airport screeners argued Monday.

Growing pains follow air marshals to new federal home

The federal air marshals program officially has shifted to a new agency, but faces several key management and organizational challenges as it expands.