Annals of the Security State, Presidential-Vacations Edition

Protecting modern presidents is a legitimate and crucial goal. Here is some of what it ends up meaning in practice.

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Actual Telepathy Is One Step Closer to the Battlefield

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Can you read my mind? Researchers announce first brain-to-brain communication without a surgical implant. By Patrick Tucker

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What Does Alleged iCloud Hack Mean For Federal Agencies?


Federal employees could be uploading sensitive information when they work on their personally owned iPhones.

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Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the Chemical Safety Board, discusses dust explosions in 2011 at the Hoeganaes Corp. plant in Gallatin, Tenn.

Chemical Safety Board Chief Warns of Deadly Factory Explosions

The embattled chairman is frustrated by the glacial pace of efforts to regulate manufacturing dust.

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is decontaminated last week after visiting aid workers in Africa.

American Aid Worker Contracts Ebola

An American doctor contracted the virus in Liberia.

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Want to Thrive? 5 Lessons From Zeke About How to Live Well

Another perspective on how to live in the moment and when to move on.

A law enforcement officer on a tactical vehicle watches after an explosive device was fired to disperse a crowd last month.

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Military Humvees and Assault Rifles

At least four police departments have had their Pentagon issued Humvees stolen in the last five years.

Homeland Security Spent Millions on Vehicles It Rarely Used

The department lacks a central tracking system, which makes it difficult to enforce governmentwide policies.

Why Congress Won't Help Jennifer Lawrence

Or the thousands of less famous women who've been unfairly victimized.

Halliburton to Pay $1 Billion for BP Oil Spill

The majority of the settlement will go to local residents and businesses who were seeking damages from the multi-billion dollar behemoth.

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Risk Management: Creating Organizational Self-Defense

How to head off problems before they become a full-blown agency scandal.

TSP Gains in August

All the funds except for international stocks posted positive returns last month.