Britain's national security strategy does not show "a clear grasp of what is needed for the defence of the UK", and ministers should do more to protect jobs here rather than buying cheaper equipment from abroad, a report has warned.
A meeting of the UK National Security Council will order a shift in resources and energy in its counter-terrorist strategy away from a sole focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East towards what David Cameron described as a "generational struggle" against al-Qaida-inspired militants in north Africa.
The Association of Chief Police Officers and other groups have voiced concerns to the Prime Minister David Cameron, stating that opting out of EU Justice and treaties would lead to a major security risk.
Hugely sensitive counter-terrorism intelligence could be compromised after a ‘disgruntled’ Swiss IT worker walked out of his job at NDB, Switzerland’s spy agency, with millions of classified data files.
Ground-breaking biometric research has shown that the freely available facial recognition search engines used by social networking sites such as Facebook and Picasa are as accurate as some specialist biometric systems sold to government agencies, such as police forces.
A British company has developed a hi-tech software programme it believes can help detect and prevent potentially dangerous passengers and cargo entering the UK using the technique known as "risk profiling".